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Discussion in 'Geography' started by Greyfalcon1, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Greyfalcon1

    Greyfalcon1 New commenter

    Hey all,

    I hope everyone is having a great holiday!

    I was wondering if anyone can help me out with strategies, ideas or resources for the Development and Population unit at KS3. I am not a specialist but also wondered what type of activities/tasks Geographers usually do in lessons.

  2. freckle06

    freckle06 Lead commenter

    If you message me, I have a scheme of work on population that I don't use anymore. You're welcome to use it and then add some resources on development.

    A good atlas has a statistics section, which will give you demographic data on population (life expectancy, death rate, birth rate etc). But it might also give you mobile phone ownership, access to the internet, car ownership or female literacy rates. You can then investigate what this tells us about how developed each country is.

    It might be worth starting with pupils just naming rich and poor countries/ what we call these types of countries. China is always an interesting country, as is any emerging country as the pupils know that China has lots of money, but development is about far more than this.

    I start planning units like this by mind mapping what I want the pupils to know, what we should teach. It normally becomes quite obvious how to go about teaching a topic as I start to flesh out the ideas.
  3. Greyfalcon1

    Greyfalcon1 New commenter

    Hey freckle06, message sent.
  4. freckle06

    freckle06 Lead commenter

    I have replied...
  5. freckle06

    freckle06 Lead commenter

    I've tried again - see if it works this time.
  6. Greyfalcon1

    Greyfalcon1 New commenter


    I have replied.


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