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Year 9 Geography Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year:

Autumn Term

Topic

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

1

Coastal Environments  

What is the coastal zone?

What are the main coastal processes? (erosion, transport, deposition, weathering and mass movement)

What are the land forms of erosion?

What are the landforms of deposition?

How does vegetation affect the coast?

What are the cause and impacts of coastal erosion?

A case study of coastal erosion – Holderness coast

How are coasts managed? Hard and soft engineering

2

Glacial Environments

China: A new super power

China today

Made in China

Bought by china

Mobile china

Contrasting china

Sustainable china

One in a billion

Spring Term

 

 

1

Oceans

What are the world’s oceans?

What is an ocean bed?

Why are the oceans essential for life on Earth?

What is the Pacific garbage patch?

What are the solutions to the environmental problems in the oceans?

What is happening to sea level?

Why are tsunamis a threat?

What conflict is happening in the ocean?

2

Climate Change

What has happened to earth’s climate?

How has Climate changed in the past? 9Natural Causes of climate change)

How are humans affecting the climate?

What are the impacts of climate change?

How are we responding to climate change? (Local and national)

How are we responding to climate change? (International)

Summer Term

 

 

1

Development

What is development?

Rich world, poor world

How developed is Ghana?

World map activity

Mapping Development around the World

Development Project

Using Spearman’s Rank

Development Project

The development gap

Development of Ghana

Tackling the development gap

Small is Beautiful

2

China

China: A new super power

China today

Made in China

Bought by china

Mobile china

Contrasting china

Sustainable china

One in a billion

Assessments:

Autumn Term

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

Coastal Environments

Glacial Environments

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

Summer Term

 

 

CAT 2

Development

China  

CAT 2 Exam – formal examination paper with differentiated questions covering the four topics covered in the first two terms term and the development topic for the summer term.

Main Resources:

Resource

Details

Term

Text books

Geog.3 textbook.

All

Recommended reading

BBC news website to discover key Geographical topical issues

Various articles on Geographical events from websites and newspapers

All

Recommended websites

www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/geography

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/geography

www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/ks3/index.html

All

Equipment

Pen, pencil, ruler, pencil crayons, atlas.

All

Enrichment opportunities:

Activity or Trip

Day and Term

Geography club

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

Coastal Environments Fieldwork in Skegness 23rd, 24th and 25th June 2020

 

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