Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 23: Flooding and Hydrography

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Sequence

  1. Starter: Rivers Starter – True or False [individual task].
  2. Brainstorm physical and human causes of flooding [class task].
  3. Causes of flooding Venn diagram [individual task].
  4. Flood Hydrographs. Teacher led instruction [class task].
  5. Key terms summary word fill [individual task].
  6. Interpreting a “living hydrograph.” Experiential Learning.
  7. Construct a hydrograph using real data [individual task].
  8. Factors affecting the shape of the hydrograph. Teacher led instruction. [class task].
  9. Factors affecting the shape of a hydrograph worksheet [individual task].
  10. Review: Class questions [class task].

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 22: Tsunami’s

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Sequence

  1. Starter: Boxing Day Tsunami Facts [individual task].
  2. Did You Know? [class discussion].
  3. Teacher led instruction and worksheet notes.
  4. Tsunami Video [class task].
  5. Tsunami Comparison Research – Indian Ocean 2004 and Japan 2011 [individual task]. **Optional task for LA students.
  6. Review: ‘The economic impacts of tsunami’s are always greater than the social impacts’ [Individual essay task].

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 21: The Power of Waves

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Sequence

  1. Starter: El Niño Review [individual task].
  2. Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  3. The Power of the Waves worksheet [individual task].
  4. Wave key features sketch [individual task].
  5. Key term and definition match up [paired task].
  6. Types of wave – Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  7. Four types of erosion video [class task].
  8. Review: Video [class task].
  9. Coastal Landforms Poster [individual task].

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 20: El Niño and La Niña

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Sequence

  1. Starter: Word Search [individual task].
  2. Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  3. El Niño worksheet [individual task].
  4. El Niño Pop Up 3D Model Activity! Experiential Learning.
  5. Theories of causes of El Niño – Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  6. Teleconnections? [class discussion].
  7. Review: Quick Question Recap [class task].

Distribute Assignment 4.1 El Niño and Teleconnections

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 17: Park’s Disaster Model

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Sequence

  1. Starter: Key term anagrams [individual task].
  2. Teacher led introduction to the Park Model.
  3. Annotated diagram of the Park Model activity [individual task].
  4. Advantages and disadvantages of the Park Model [class discussion].
  5. Using the Park Model for tropical storms – comparing Hurricane Katrina and Typhoon Haiyan [paired task].
  6. Creation and interpretation of Park Models for tropical storms – comparing Hurricane Katrina and Typhoon Haiyan [individual task].
  7. Reflection questions [individual task].
  8. Review: Tedx Talk | Rachel Kyte | From Disaster Response to Disaster Prevention.

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 19: Ocean Currents

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Sequence

  1. Starter: What am I? [individual task].
  2. Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  3. Great Ocean Conveyor Belt Map Activity [individual task].
  4. Great Ocean Conveyor Belt Card Sort [individual task].
  5. Ocean Gyres Map Activity [individual task].
  6. Great Pacific Garbage Patch Research Activity [individual task].
  7. Review: Discussion of findings [class task].

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 18: The Distribution of Drought

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Sequence

  1. Starter: True or False?
  2. The Big Picture: Teacher led instruction.
  3. The global distribution of task map activity [Individual task].
  4. Key drought events – teacher led discussion.
  5. Factors affecting the severity of drought: mind map [individual task].
  6. Case study card sort [paired task].
  7. Case study graphic organisers [individual task].
  8. Case study recap table [paired task].
  9. Review: 6 questions [class discussion].

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 16: Impacts of Tropical Storms

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Sequence

Lesson 5a: Hurricane Katrina [2005]

  1. Starter: What do we know about Hurricane Katrina? [class discussion].
  2. Teacher led instruction and note taking – intro to Hurricane Katrina.
  3. CIA Factbook research activity [individual task].
  4. Graphic organiser research activity [individual task].
  5. Review: To what extent was Hurricane Katrina a man made, as well as natural, disaster?

Lesson 5b: Typhoon Haiyan [2013]

  • Starter: What do these images show? [class discussion].
  • Map from Memory [group activity].
  • Teacher led instruction and note taking – intro to the Haiyan Typhoon.
  • CIA Factbook research activity [individual task].
  • Graphic organiser research activity [individual task].
  • Review: Exam question: Compare and contrast the impacts of tropical storms in LIC’s and HIC’s [individual task].

Distribute Assignment 3.1 [Using GIS to Track Tropical Storms]

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 15: Tropical Storms

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Sequence

  1. Starter: Infographic Analysis – question generator.
  2. Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  3. Distribution of tropical storms map [class discussion].
  4. How do tropical storms form? Video activity [individual task].
  5. How do tropical storms form sequencing activity [individual task]. Card sort activity for LA students.
  6. Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  7. The Impact of Climate Change: An Inconvenient Truth Video/TedTalk Activity [class task].
  8. The Impact of Climate Change Summary.
  9. Review: Did we answer questions posed in the starter?

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 14: The ITCZ

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Sequence

  1. Starter: What is the ITCZ? [class discussion].
  2. What is the ITCZ video activity [individual and class task].
  3. Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  4. The Pressure Gradient Force Diagram [individual task].
  5. Recap: Video activity to consolidate understanding [class task].
  6. The ITCZ and its impact on Africa: Map and Graph analysis [individual task].
  7. Practice Exam question [individual task].
  8. Review: Exam question peer assessment [paired task].