National curriculum geography - extending knowledge about hydrology and coasts

National curriculum links:

  • Physical geography – understand through detailed place-based exemplars the key processes relating to hydrology and coasts
  • Human/physical interactions – how human and physical processes interact to influence and change landscapes and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems
  • Systems – become aware of increasingly complex geographical systems in the world

About these resources

The geography national curriculum for England aims to equip all pupils with a deep understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes and of the interactions between these. Study of these interactions forms the basis of sound environmental understanding and awareness, including how human activity relies on the effective functioning of natural systems. To help meet these aims, we have drawn together resources from two of the GA's KS3 Geography Teacher's Toolkits, fully-resources schemes of work designed to help teachers meet the demands of a modern geography curriculum.

Future Floods How can geography make a difference? This toolkit focuses on a set of physical and human processes which commands an increasing amount of media and political attention in the UK: flooding. It examines the causes, perceptions and responses to flood events using detailed place-based exemplars. Available at the GA online shop.

Look At It This Way. What are your views on landscapes? 

This toolkit investigates the way in which people interact with landscapes, including the way in which erosion of coastal landforms impacts upon both landscape and people around the UK. Available at the GA online shop.

Both sets of processes, and both Toolkits, can also play an important role in preparation for GCSE geography, where pupils (from 2016) are expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the geography of the UK at a detailed level as well as in overview. See more about this

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Floods lesson plan: Why does York flood? >>>

This fully resourced lesson includes detailed information and activity sheets sheet that can be freely downloaded. It addresses the following key questions:

  • How can physical and human factors increase the risk of flooding?
  • What local and regional factors increase the risk?

 

Coasts lesson plan: Living on the edge >>>

This fully resourced lesson includes detailed information and activity sheets sheet that can be freely downloaded. It addresses the following key questions:

  • How are coastal landscapes changing over time?
  • What are the implications of these changes for people who live near the coast? 

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