The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 7 Geography Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic/key questions that will be explored

    1

    Geographical Skills

     

    Numerical and data skills for Geographers.

     

    Introduction to map skills

     

    To know what makes a good map.

     

    Plans and scales

     

    How do we represent distance and area on a map?

     

    Measuring Distance

     

    Compass Work

     

    Map symbols

     

    Map symbols test

     

    Grid References

     

    Grid References (6 figure)

     

    Showing height on maps

     

    contours

     

    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.

     

    Spring Term

     

     

    1

    The Geography of the UK

    UK (identity and diversity).

    What is the UK like?

    What gives it its identity?(1)

    How diverse is it? (2)

    Population distribution in the UK (local development and conservation issues)

    Map test on British isles and Introduction to weather

    Local Weather

    Weather in the UK

    Measuring the weather

    Weather in the UK 2

    Air masses

    Rain in the UK

    Types of rain and cloud types

    Using weather data

    Economic activity in the UK

    2

     

    Rivers and Rocks

    Rivers and rocks            Changing Earth

    Classification of rocks

    Changing earth

    Weathering

    Shaping the landscape

    Rock Types and Scenery – Limestone and Granite

    Weathering Test

    Rivers and river flooding

    Introduction to the water cycle

    Movement of water to a river

    The river’s journey

    The river in action

    The river in action2

    Meanders and waterfalls

    Summer Term

     

     

    1

    Plate Tectonics

    EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES

    A slice through the earth

    Distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes

    Plate movement

    What is an earthquake?

    Limiting the damage of earthquakes

    Predicting earthquakes (Japan)

    Volcanoes

    Types of volcanoes and why people live near volcanoes

    Reducing the impact of volcanoes

    2

    Africa

    Africa scale and diversity

    Dealing with common misconceptions of Africa

    Conflict in Sudan

    How should Sudan develop?

    How sustainable is Sudan?

    Ghana, an economic success story

    Education in Ghana

    Africa looking to the future

     

     

     

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

     

    Geographical Skills

    Geography of the Local Area

     

    CAT 1 Exam – formal examination paper with differentiated questions covering the two topics covered in the first term.

     

     

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Plate Tectonics

    Africa

     

    CAT 2 Exam

     Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    GEOG.1 textbook

    All

    Recommended reading

    Topical Geographical issues on various websites.

    BBC news website on Geographical issues.

     

    All

    Recommended websites

    BBC CLASSROOM CLIPS

    www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/

    ORDNANCE SURVEY

    www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/

    MET OFFICE

    www.metoffice.gov.uk

    All

    Equipment

    Pencil crayons, ruler, pen, pencil, atlas,

    All

     Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity or Trip

    Day and Term

    Geography club

    Wednesday lunchtime throughout the academic year. Room 201 at 1pm.

    Skills Fieldwork Day at Rutland Water

    17th, 18th and 19th September 2019