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Form 1 - Key Stage 3 Year 7



Term Plans (2017-2018)



Term 2



TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
4 wks
MAPSKILLS
GEO 1 - Chpt 2
  • How to use compass bearings
  • What is an OS map and how to use one
  • How to use Latitude and longitude
  • Climatic zones of the world
  • Weather & climate
  • Say what compass points are;; follow and give directions using compass bearings
  • Explain what OS maps are; what kinds of features they show; use an OS key
  • Point out the major lines of latitude and longitude and explain how coordinates of latitude and longitude are used to find places
  • Identify the elements of weather, name the instruments that measure the elements of weather
  • Name the different types of climate and countries in the different climatic zones
18
6 wks
AFRICA
GEO 1 –
Chpts 6 & 7
  • Types of ecosystems
  • Africa is one of the 7 continents of the world
  • African countries share many characteristics
  • Physical features of Africa
  • Biomes of Africa
  • Ecosystems aka biomes are influenced by climate
  • Identify the different biomes of the world and the characteristics of each with specific focus on biomes in Africa
  • Name and label the oceans & seas around Africa and the Suez Canal
  • Name at least 12 African countries; their capitals; 5 facts about the human geography of Africa
  • Name/label the tallest mountain, largest lake,, 2 mountainous regions; 3 deserts

18


Term 1




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
2 wks
It’s your planet!
  • The earth is part of the solar system
  • The geological time scale
  • Different kinds of geography
  • Describe how the earth was formed
  • Explain what the geological time scale is
  • Say when modern humans first appeared and describe briefly how we spread over the earth
  • Name human, physical and environmental geography as three(3) strands of geography
6
4 wks
Continents & Oceeans
  • Major continents & oceans of the world
  • Landforms
  • Connections to people and places
  • Name the continents and oceans of the world
  • Identify and name the major rivers, mountains, deserts on each continent
  • Define landforms and identify them
  • Our cultural heritage – influence of the African, Asian, Middle Ease and Europeans
12
3 wks
MAPSKILLS
  • Types of maps
  • Scale
  • How to measure distance on a map
  • Direction – compass
  • Describe features of relief, political, distributional
  • Measure linear and non-linear distances on a map and use scale to work out actual distances
  • Use the compass/cardinal points to give direction of one place from another
6
3 wks
THE CARIBBEAN REGION
  • Location of the Caribbean region
  • Capitals of the countries of the region
  • Identify on a map the mainland countries, archipelagos of islands and bodies of water that make up the Caribbean region
  • Describe the Caribbean region in relation to the continents and oceans and the world hemispheres
6

REVISION


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS







Term Plans (2016-2017)



Term 3




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
Wk 1 – 8
MAPSKILLS
  • What are OS maps and what kinds of thing they show
  • How height and distance shown
  • Symbols on OS maps
  • Use of scale and contours to show distance and height on maps

8
Wk 1 – 2
CARIBBEAN REGION
  • Islands of the Greater and Lesser Antilles
  • Leeward and Windward Islands
  • Bodies of water
  • On a map of the Caribbean identify the following:
- Islands of the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Windward & Leeward Islands
- Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico
  • Climate in Caribbean Region
- Wet and dry season
- Hurricanes
86
Wk 3 - 5
HORN OF AFRICA
  • What and where is the Horn of Africa
  • Physical features and climate of the Horn of Africa
  • Farming is the way of life
  • Addis Ababa is the largest city
  • Name the 4 countries and capitals, ocean & sea and gulf that border Horn of Africa
  • Name the physical features
  • Describe the patterns of rainfall and temperature
  • Describe the way of life: nomad and pattern of farming
  • Name Addis Ababa as the capital of Ethiopia and state 6 facts about it
8
Wk 6 - 8
RIVERS
  • What the water cycle is and that rivers are a part of it
  • Uses of rivers
  • What floods are and what causes them
  • Steps to decrease flood damage
  • Describe the water cycle and draw a simple diagram for it;
  • Explain how rainwater reaches a river using the correct terms
  • Give at least 5 ways that rivers are used
  • Explain what a flood is and that heavy rain is the main cause
  • Give examples of flood protection measures (4 long term and 2 short term) and explain how each works

8
Wk 9

REVISION


Wk 10

END OF YEAR EXAMS




Term 2



TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
6 wks
MAPSKILLS
  • How to use compass bearings
  • How to use Grid References
  • What is an OS map and how to use one
  • How to use Latitude and longitude
  • Say what compass points are;; follow and give directions using compass bearings
  • Explain what grid references are and use to locate places
  • Explain what OS maps are; what kinds of features they show; use an OS key
  • Point out the major lines of latitude and longitude and explain how coordinates of latitude and longitude are used to find places

18
6wks
AFRICA
  • Africa is one of the 7 continents of the world
  • African countries share many characteristics
  • Physical features of Africa
  • Biomes of Africa
  • Name and label the oceans & seas around Africa and the Suez Canal
  • Name at least 12 African countries; their capitals; 5 facts about the human geography of Africa
  • Name/label the tallest mountain, largest lake,, 2 mountainous regions; 3 deserts

18



Term 1




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
3wks
It’s your planet!
  • The earth is part of the solar system
  • Humans are relatively recent arrivals and started spreading around the earth about 60,000 years ago
  • Different kinds of geography
  • Describe how the earth was formed
  • Explain what the geological time scale is
  • Say when modern humans first appeared and describe briefly how we spread over the earth
  • Name human, physical and environmental geography as three(3) strands of geography
*
9
2wks
Maps
  • Connections to people and places
  • Sketch map
  • Scale
  • How to measure distance on a map
  • Give examples of local, national and international connections
  • Say how a sketch map is different from other maps
  • Describe features of relief, political, distributional
  • Measure linear and non-linear distances on a map and use scale to work out actual distances
6
3 wks
Continents & Oceans
  • Major continents & oceans of the world
  • Name the continents and oceans of the world
  • Identify and name the major rivers, mountains, deserts on each continent
*
9
2wks
Weather
  • The difference between weather and climate
  • Climatic zones of the world
  • Instruments used to describe weather
  • Differentiate between weather and climate
  • Identify and label on a diagram the different climatic zones of the world
  • Name at least 2 countries in each zone
  • Identify and describe the instruments to record weather

6

REVISION


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS











Term Plans (2015-2016)



Term 3




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
1wk
MAP SKILLS
- DISTANCE
  • How to measure distance on maps
  • Identify what is the shortest distance between two points
  • Identify and use appropriately :
  • A) direct statement
  • B) linear scale to measure distance on a map
6
2wks
SETTLEMENT
  • How settlements change with time
  • Types of settlements and their functions
  • Reasons why settlements develop and change
  • Types of settlements by

a) size
b) patterns
  • Functions of settlement:
- Holiday, market, industry
6
2wks
SETTLEMENT
  • How sites for settlement were chosen
  • The benefits and problems of settlement growth
  • Land use patterns in towns
  • Describe the functions of settlements
  • Describe characteristics of a) dispersed, b) linear and c) nucleated settlement patterns
  • Describe the functions of towns: commerce, industry, open space and residential.
  • Describe the characteristics of the different type of housing: large detached, semi-detached, mid terraced and apartment
6
2wks
RIVERS
  • What is a river basin
  • Why rivers flood
  • Brief description parts of a river
  • List the causes of flooding
  • Describe the effects of flooding on people and the environment
6
2wk
MAP SKILLS- SYMBOLS
CONTOURS
  • Identify the common symbols on a map
  • Contours
  • Draw and identify the common symbols on a map
  • List the different ways to show height on a map and use contours to identify the height of places on a map
6
2wks
REVISION


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS



Term 2




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
4 wks
WEATHER & DISASTERS
  • Review of Term 1 Exam paper
  • How the rain falls
  • The types of rainfall
  • What are natural disasters?
  • Precautions to take
  • Draw, label and describe how rain falls
  • Identify and describe relief, convectional and frontal rainfall
  • Describe causes and effects of a) hurricanes,
b) tsunamis
c) earthquakes
12
2 wks
MAPSKILLS
  • Direction – 8 and 16 point compass
  • Scale – llinear
  • 4 figure Grid Reference
  • Use compass points to give direction of one place from another
  • Calculate distance between two places on a map
  • Locate places on a grid/map using the grid reference
6
2wk
WATER CYCLE
& RIVERS
  • How the water cycle works
  • What is a river basin?
  • What causes a river to flood?
  • How to reduce the risk of flooding
  • How to cope with flooding
  • Draw, label and describe how the water cycle works
  • Identify the parts of a river and major rivers of the world
  • Explain the causes of river flooding
  • Identify ways to reduce flooding and how to cope with flooding
9
3wk
CONTINENT
  • Africa and Australia
Major Physical features, Capitals of the countries, Industry, Language, Culture, Climate, Tourist Attractions, Map work
9


PROJECT ON MAJOR DISASTER, CONTINENTS
Research recent major disaster: causes, effects and what aid/support from international organizations to help rebuild




Term 1




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions

2wks

GEOGRAPHY

  • What is geography?

  • How geography impacts on all areas of life?

  • Three main parts of geography

  • Definition, making connections with everyday things to world geography

  • Identify physical, human and environmental aspects of geography


6

2wk

MAPS

  • How do we study geography?

  • How to use the atlas

  • How to describe places

  • How to give direction

  • Use of maps, atlas, pictures

  • Knowledge of symbols used on maps

  • Giving direction using a compass

  • Draw a plan of school, area where live/where school is located


6

2wks

LOCATION

  • How do we find out where places are?

  • Fortnightly assessment

  • Define latitude and longitude

  • Use Latitude and longitude to locate places on maps


6

1wk

VALUE OF GEOG

  • What is the value and use of geography?

  • Identify the ways geography is useful

  • Careers & use of IT in geography


3

2.5wks

GRAPHS

  • How data is presented

  • Use graphs to represent data

  • Interpretation of data from bar, line, pie and scatter graphs


7






1.5 wks

REVISION

4


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS






Term Plans (2014-2015)


Term 3





TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
April 13th-17th
GRAPHS
  • Bar and line graphs
  • How to draw a bar and line graph to scale
3
Apr. 20th –May 1st
WEATHER
  • Anticyclones and Depressions
  • Weather symbols

  • Review of the water/rain cycle
  • Anticyclones are associated with good weather and depressions with bad.
  • Identify weather symbols on a map
*

6
May
4th –22nd
SETTLEMENT
  • How sites for settlement were chosen
  • The benefits and problems of settlement growth
  • Land use patterns in towns
  • How shopping has changed
  • Where do we shop and how shopping has changed
  • Traffic in urban areas
  • Describe the functions of settlements
  • Describe characteristics of a) dispersed, b) linear and c) nucleated settlement patterns
  • Describe the functions of towns: commerce, industry, open space and residential.
  • Describe the characteristics of the different type of housing: large detached, semi-detached, mid terraced and apartment
  • Outline factors that determine where people shop
  • Describe the effect of the Internet on shopping
  • Describe the effects of traffic in urban area and ways to reduce

9
May 25th – Jun. 19th
MAPSKILLS:
A) DISTANCE
B) MAP SYMBOLS
  • Identify the shortest distance between two points/places
  • Measure distance on maps using a linear scale
  • OS symbols on maps
  • How to use linear scale to measure distance
  • Identify common OS symbols on maps

4th , 19th Public Holidays
Jun. 22-30th
REVISION


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS




Term 2





TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
3 wks
Review of Term 1
WEATHER
  • Review of Term 1 Exam paper
  • How the rain falls
  • The types of rainfall
  • Review topics
  • Draw, label and describe how rain falls
  • Identify and describe relief, convectional and frontal rainfall

6
4 wks
WATER CYCLE
& RIVERS
  • How the water cycle works
  • What is a river basin?
  • What causes a river to flood?
  • How to reduce the risk of flooding
  • How to cope with flooding
  • Draw, label and describe how the water cycle works
  • Identify the parts of a river and major rivers of the world
  • Explain the causes of river flooding
  • Identify ways to reduce flooding and how to cope with flooding
9
2 wks
DISASTERS
  • What are Natural disasters?
  • Outline precautions to take for each
  • Describe the causes and effects of
  • A) hurricanes
  • B) tsunamis
  • C) earthquakes

6
3 wks
DIRECTION
  • What are angular bearings?
  • Use a 16point compass
Give direction of one place from another using angular bearings
Use a 16point compass to give direction from one place to another



  • PROJECT ON MAJOR DISASTER
  • Research recent major disaster: causes, effects and what aid/support from international organizations to help rebuild






Term 1





Time

Topic

Content

Details/Skills

# of Sessions

2wks

GEOGRAPHY

  • What is geography?

  • How geography impacts on all areas of life?

  • Three main parts of geography

  • Definition, making connections with everyday things to world geography

  • Identify physical, human and environmental aspects of geography

  • Definition, making connections with everyday things to world geography

  • Identify physical, human and environmental aspects of geography

6

2wk

MAPS

  • How do we study geography?

  • How to use the atlas

  • How to describe places

  • How to give direction

  • Use of maps, atlas, pictures

  • Knowledge of symbols used on maps

  • Giving direction using a compass

  • Draw a plan of school, area where live/where school is located

  • Use of maps, atlas, pictures

  • Knowledge of symbols used on maps

  • Giving direction using a compass

  • Draw a plan of school, area where live/where school is located

6

2wks

LOCATION

  • How do we find out where places are?

  • Fortnightly assessment

  • Define latitude and longitude

  • Use Latitude and longitude to locate places on maps

  • Define latitude and longitude

  • Use Latitude and longitude to locate places on maps

6

1wk

VALUE OF GEOG

  • What is the value and use of geography?

  • Identify the ways geography is useful

  • Careers & use of IT in geography

  • Identify the ways geography is useful

  • Careers & use of IT in geography

3

2wks

GRAPHS

  • How data is presented

  • Use graphs to represent data

  • Interpretation of data from bar, line, pie and scatter graphs

  • Use graphs to represent data

  • Interpretation of data from bar, line, pie and scatter graphs

6

3wks

WEATHER

  • What is the difference between weather and climate?

  • Why different places experience different types of weather

  • Differentiate between weather and climate

  • Identify and label on a diagram the different climatic zones of the world

  • Name at least 2 countries in each zone

  • Identify and describe the instruments to record weather

  • Define the factors that influence weather

  • Differentiate between weather and climate

  • Identify and label on a diagram the different climatic zones of the world

  • Name at least 2 countries in each zone

  • Identify and describe the instruments to record weather

  • Define the factors that influence weather

9


REVISION



END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS