The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    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

    Skills

    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

    ICT
    Literacy
    Classification
    Visual imagery
    Summarising
    Information processing
    Map skills
    Numeracy (including statistics)
     

    2

    China

    China: A new super power

    China today

    Made in China

    Bought by hina

    Mobile China

    Contrasting China

    Sustainable China

    One in a billion

     

    ICT

    Literacy

    Classification

    Visual imagery

    Summarising

    Information processing

    Map skills

    Numeracy
     

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Glaciation

    Glaciers: what and where?

    Glacier at work

    Glacial landforms created by erosion

    Glacial landforms created by deposition

    Glaciers and us

    ICT
    Literacy
    Classification
    Visual imagery
    Summarising
    Information processing
    Map skills
    Numeracy
     

    2

    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?

    ICT
    Literacy
    Classification
    Visual imagery
    Summarising
    Information processing
    Map skills
    Numeracy
     

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    World Issues

    Global hazards

    Surge storms 1953

    Tsunami’s

    Avalanches

    Ecological footprint, can everyone live like we do?

    Struggling earth, what will the world be like in 2030?

    How can we avoid the problems that lie ahead?

    What could we do to help the world?

    Impossible places, is Las Vegas a real place

    A sustainable future for Dubai

    Geographical Skills

    ICT
    Literacy
    Classification
    Visual imagery
    Summarising
    Information processing
    Map skills
    Numeracy
     

    2

    Hazards

    Types of hazards

    Plate boundaries

    Comparison of earthquakes in LIDCs and ADC’s

    Types of volcanoes

    Comparison of volcanic eruptions in LIDCs and ADC’s

    Understanding hurricanes and measuring them

    Comparison of hurricane effects in various countries.

    ICT
    Literacy
    Classification
    Visual imagery
    Summarising
    Information processing
    Map skills
    Numeracy
     

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Development

    World map test

    Routine work

    Tackling the development gap

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    China and Tourism

    Exam

    Routine work

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    All topics

    End of year exam

    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

    Rutland water fieldtrip

    26, 27 and 28 June 2019