Year 7 Geography Curriculum
|Topic||Further details about the topic|
Numerical and data skills for Geographers.
Introduction to map skills:
How do we represent distance and area on a map?
Showing height on maps
Atlas work: Latitude and Longitude
Maps that show data and introduction of GIS
|2||The Geography of the Local Area||
What is a settlement?
What do the terms site and situation mean?
What is Grantham’s function?
Where is our local area?
How did it develop?
Choosing a site for settlement.
Settlement shape and change over time
The development of Grantham town
Local project work on Grantham’s land use
Benefits and problems of settlement growth
Land use in towns.
|1||The Geography of the UK||
UK (identity and diversity).
Map test on British isles and Introduction to weather
Economic activity in the UK
Rivers and Rocks
Rivers and rocks
Rivers and river flooding
Africa scale and diversity
Dealing with common misconceptions of Africa
Conflict in Sudan
Ghana, an economic success story
Africa looking to the future
|Topic||Type of Assessment|
Geography of the Local Area
|Formal examination paper with differentiated questions covering the two topics covered in the first term.|
|Text book||GEOG.1 textbook||All|
Topical Geographical issues on various websites.
BBC news website on Geographical issues.
|Activity or trip||Day and time or term|
|Wednesday lunchtime: Room 201 at 1pm.|
Skills Fieldwork Day at Rutland Water
|14, 15 and 16 September|