Population and housing in the UK

These key stage 3-4 resources from the Home Builders Federation Ltd, written in partnership with the Geographical Association, address a number of pressing issues through engaging enquiry questions that explore how population distributions have changed across the UK, why we need new houses, how builders meet local needs and what we mean by sustainable communities. They are accompanied by a range of up to date case studies that explore these issues in their local contexts and help to show how these issues are tackled in the UK.

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Key stage 3

Understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems.

Human geography relating to population change around the UK. Students will also develop maths skills and use a range of sources to explore geographical patterns.

Reinforcement of land use and describing the characteristics of places using a range of mapping resources.

Key stage 4

Sustainable communities and land-use in particular examining the contemporary challenges arising from and influencing urban change. The final activity in particular is suitable for GCSE classes.

Useful graph interpretation practise and impacts of national and international migration; contemporary challenges arising from and influencing urban change.

Patterns of housing around the UK.

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