5 Year Curriculum - Geography
Geography 5 Year Curriculum 2020-21
What is Geography and Settlement
Extreme environments – Polar
Beautiful Brazil, South America
Raging Rivers & Geographical Skills / Fwk
Local and global connections -
Identifying human and physical geography – Impacts of climate change – Plastics -Deforestation (palm oil) - UK’s identity
Settlement- Hierarchy -patterns -relief –land use models -counter-urbanisation
Biomes - Polar climates
Characteristics - challenges - opportunities - animal and human adaptations – exploration - resource sustainability, protection (Antarctica Treaty)
Location of major biomes -characteristics of the tropical rainforest - animal adaptations - surviving the rainforest - Brazil’s importance nationally and globally - deforestation causes and impacts - Sustainability of the rainforest – Cameroon, Africa example
Physical geography of Africa
-urbanisation – migration -
Kenya- rural vs urban – distribution of resources -
Kiberia slum improvements to squatter settlements - strategies for improvements - Tourism (Masi Mara) tourism - sustainability
Hydrology - Water cycle - rock type and soils -onsite infiltration investigation fieldwork - how rivers shape the land through erosion and deposition - flooding in a HIC (UK) and LIC (Mozambique) -flood management
Fieldtrip to York – including practise fieldwork skills
Map – locations – lines of latitude – compass direction – interpreting photographs – figures – graphical skills; pictogram – bar chart. DME – OS Maps – scale – relief – distance
Human and Physical maps / choropleth maps to show distribution-contour lines – relief – spot height
Map – locations – lines of latitude – compass direction – interpreting photographs – 4 figure grid references – graphical skills; climate graphs. DME
Map – locations – lines of latitude – compass direction – interpreting photographs – figures – graphical skills; pie charts. DME
Map – locations – lines of latitude – compass direction – interpreting photographs – climate graphs – population pyramids - land use models - graphical skills; pie charts -numerical; measures of central tendency
OS maps – 4 and 6 figure grid references – map symbols – cross references – interpreting maps and photographs – graphical skills; hydrographs. DME
Sequence of investigation – methods of data collection - data presentation – analysis – conclusion - evaluation
Careers/ Trips / Enrichment
Yorkshire wildlife Park trip
Scientists, wildlife conservationists
Town Planning - Slum Improvement Scheme
York trip, Local flooding trip, Infiltration off and on site
Climate Crisis & Glaciation
Who wants to be a billionaire?
Extreme Weather Events (Hurricanes, Depressions, Anticyclones – causes, impacts, LIC case study and management)
Climate over time – glaciation – climate change - causes – impacts – management – forest fires - micro climates –fieldwork investigation
Hot deserts - global locations - Las Vegas – Dubai – The Skywalk – sustainable buildings – climate change vs base camp at Everest – Forbidden places e.g. Chernobyl
Site and settlement - trade game – distribution of wealth – Africa – Asia – Middle East – types of industry - measures of development – DTM - strategies to close the development gap
Wave types - coastal processes (erosion, weathering, transportation & deposition) - rock type - landforms - holistic management - Local case study
All about maps – map symbols, 4 figure grid references –direction – scale & distance – relief – 4 & 6 figure grid references
Location – maps - atlas – latitude - Interpretation of satellite images photographs and maps
Maps – locations – interpreting photographs and satellite images – climate graphs – sequence of fieldwork investigation
Map – locations – lines of latitude – compass direction – interpretation of photographs and satellite images - graphical skills; compound bar chart. DME
Maps – locations – interpreting photographs - graphical skills; population pyramids, demographic transition model – measures of central tendency
Map – locations – compass directions – interpreting photos – OS maps - DME
Map – locations – compass directions – grid references – relief – map symbols
Careers/ Trips / Enrichment
Meteorology, hazard prevention, architecture, engineering.
Architecture / engineering -Sustainable building design in hot deserts.
Entrepreneur guest speaker
Environment Agency - Model making / play-doh coastal features. Coastal fieldtrip
Bridging the Gap & COVID
Advancing Asia & COVID
Indicators of Development – Demographic Transition Model-
population pyramids - sectors of industry (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary)-uneven development-migration-health & wealth-TNC example
Demographics of COVID- response - impacts globalisation / economy
Physical geography of Asia - population – comparison between Africa and Asia – manufacturing – tourism – ecotourism.
The impacts of COVID on Tourism, Pollution & Climate Change.
Natural Hazards plate tectonics (Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Tsunamis) – geological timescales - hazards causes - impacts - management. HIC / LIC comparison
Megacities - urban growth creates opportunities and challenges for cities in LICs and NEEs - Mumbai & London
Challenges including: squatter settlements – sanitation – crime – unemployment - urban sprawl.
Urban change in cities in the UK - sustainability of cities.
Human fieldwork preparation
‘Does housing quality increase as you move away from the centre of ……..
The climate of the TRF and how this links to its distribution - structure of the TRF - reasons for the biodiverse adaptations of plants and animals - Opportunities of the rainforest – sustainability - threats and development of the TRF - stakeholders of the TRF
Route to fieldwork enquiry independent fieldwork
Map skills – distribution – graphical skills – population pyramids,DME, analysing data
Locating countries – map skills – interpreting photographs – population pyramids- interpreting photos
Describing distributions - hazard mapping –latitude – countries – theories – interpreting photographs
Maps – locations – interpreting photographs - satellite images – line graph – bar chart- proportional symbols – population pyramids – DME
Fieldwork - analysing; photos, graphs, maps; statistical:mean,mode,
range, median, line of best fit; data interpretation, data presentation, GIS
Maps – location - Interpreting photographs – graphical skills; climate graph - sources of information – statistical analysis - synoptic links - DME
Careers/ Trips / Enrichment
Architecture, engineering, geology, hazard prevention - Design an earthquake proof building.
Urban fieldwork – local area
Police, data analyst, town planning.
Fieldwork in local area.