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Where Will I Live? Colne Primet High School

Environmental Quality and House Price Differentials

Name of Teachers

Paul Riches

Key Stages

Key Stage 3, Year 9


To investigate the enquiry question: ‘the better the environmental quality of an area, the higher the house prices’


This short sequence of learning (based on 3-4 lessons) uses secondary data to explore the enquiry question. Students’ prior knowledge and understanding is incorporated into the sequence through a questionnaire and a quiz contained in the PowerPoint. This creates an enjoyable learning activity.

Concepts and Big Ideas

  • Place
  • Space
  • Scale
  • Interdependence
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Reasoning with Maps
  • Geographical Imaginations
  • Geographical Communication


East Lancashire
Colne, Pendle and the Ribble Valley

Adapting this scheme for your own school

This scheme is easily adaptable to your own locality. You might like to try the housing quiz with your students using appropriate local examples. Mapping their location helps to develop students’ spatial understanding, as does asking them to annotate a map with their perceptions (misconceptions?) of an area.

Files to download

Scheme of Work
PowerPoint Presentation
House Prices
Data Sheets
Environmental Questionnaire
Environmental Survey
Instructions for Enquiry Conclusion

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