5 Year Curriculum - Geography

Geography 5 Year Curriculum 2020-21

 

Year 7

HT1

HT2

HT3

HT4

HT5

HT6

What is Geography and Settlement

Extreme environments – Polar

Beautiful Brazil, South America

Awakening Africa

Raging Rivers & Geographical Skills / Fwk

Knowledge

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

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

 

Year 8

HT1

HT2

HT3

HT4

HT5

HT6

Hurricane Havoc

Climate Crisis & Glaciation

Impossible Places

Who wants to be a billionaire?

Collapsing Coasts

Geographical Skills

Knowledge

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 

Skills

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

Coastal Fieldtrip

Year 9

HT1

HT2

HT3

HT4

HT5

HT6

Bridging the Gap & COVID

Advancing Asia & COVID

Hazards

Urban 1

Urban 2

Amazon Pre-Release

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

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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.