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Form 2 - Key Stage 3 Year 8



Term Plans (2017-2018)


Term 2



TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS/SKILLS
3 wks
POPULATION


Chpt 2, 3
  • Review of population density, population distribution, life expectancy and other terms
  • Why people live in certain areas of the globe
  • Impact of population growth on the planet
  • Differentiate between population density and population distribution
  • Settlement patterns – linear, dispersed, nucleated
  • Identify causes of population change and explain the impacts of growth on education, government policy and life expectancy
3 wks
WEATHER & CLIMATE
Chpt 5
  • What depressions are
  • Climate is the average of weather measurements
  • Factors that influence climate
  • Regions of the world with similar climate -biomes
  • Explain what kind of weather a depression brings
  • Define climate and say how it is worked out; read and draw a climate graph
  • Give 6 factors that influence climate
  • Name and briefly describe at least 4 of the world’s climate regions

4 wks
ASIA
Chpt. 7,8
  • Asia is one of the world’s seven continents and where it is located
  • Physical features of Asia
  • Asia’s past was linked with Europe
  • Asia has more people culture and climates than any other continent
  • Recap of ecosystems
- Asia has a range of biomes
  • Describe the location and relative size of Asia; compare its population to other continents
  • Describe the physical features along the border between Asia and Europe; identify 2 countries that straddle the border; the main physical features of the continent
  • Explain why Europeans traded with Asia
  • Identify the range of physical and human characteristics across Asia
  • Explain why Asia has a range of biomes; identify 8 biomes in Asia and countries within each


FINAL ASSESSMENTS


Term 1


TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
3 wks
NORTH AMERICA
  • Location of North America
  • Capitals of the countries of the region
  • Physical features of North America
  • Identify on a map the mainland countries, archipelagos of islands and bodies of water that make up North America
  • Describe the location of North America in relation to the continents and oceans and the world hemispheres
*

2 wks
Using GIS(Geographic information systems)
  • How different types of data can be shown on a map
  • Meaning of correlation
  • Basic principles of GIS
  • What GIS is used for and its importance
  • Identify the different types of symbols on a map
  • Define correlation and draw conclusions from correlating data on a map
  • Explain what GIS consists of and name ten(10) uses for it and the importance of the outcomes

6
3 wks
MAPSKILLS
  • How to calculate distance on a map
  • How to interpret and create graphs
  • Use of the different types of scale;
  • - linear
  • - statement
  • - ratio
  • Use of line, bar and pie charts

9
3wk
POPULATION
  • How and why population has changed through history
  • Meaning of population density and life expectancy
  • Impact of population growth on the planet
  • Using a graph, describe why global population growth has changed throughout history
  • Define population density, life expectancy and other key terms
  • Identify causes of population change and explain the impacts of growth on education, government policy and life expectancy
  • Describe the effects of population growth on resources and the environment

9
1wk
REVISION


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS


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Term Plans (2016-2017)



Term 3




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
Wk 1 -8
MAPSKILLS
  • How to use Compass bearings
  • Ways to measure distance on a map
  • Triangulation - Follow and give directions using compass bearings
  • Scale – direct statement and linear scale
*

8
Wk 1-2
WEATHER & CLIMATE
  • Review of factors that affect climate
  • Review of Biomes of Asia
  • Changes to environment due to changes in climate
  • Recap 5 factors that affect the climate of a place
  • Causes of climate change – global warming : its effects on climate and population
  • What can be done to reduce global warming?

4
Wk 3-5
ASIA -
SOUTHWEST CHINA
  • China is one of the world’s most important and diverse countries
  • Physical features of SW China
  • One of the most biodiverse regions of the world



  • Give at least 4 facts to show China’s importance
  • Describe its location, physical features, climates and population densities
  • Identify the 5 areas of SW China and their characteristics; describe karst landscape
  • Define biodiversity and endangered; explain why SW China has rainforest and why it’s important to protect animal species
8
WK 6-8
COASTS
  • Coastline is shaped by both physical and human processes
  • What causes waves and how they shape the coast; coastal landforms
  • How the coast gets eroded; how to defend the coast in a sustainable way
  • Give examples of physical and human processes that shape the coastline
  • Explain that wind causes waves;
  • Describe the processes of erosion, transportation and deposition by waves
  • Name and describe how coastal landforms are formed
  • Give 4 ways to protect coastal places from erosion and strategies for defending the coast

8

REVISION


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS



Term 2




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS/SKILLS
SESSIONS
3 wks
WEATHER & CLIMATE
  • What depressions are
  • Climate is the average of weather measurements
  • Factors that influence climate
  • Regions of the world with similar climate
  • Explain what kind of weather a depression brings
  • Define climate and say how it is worked out; read and draw a climate graph
  • Give 6 factors that influence climate
  • Name and briefly describe at least 4 of the world’s climate regions

9
4 wks
OUR WARMING PLANET
  • Earth’s temperature is subject to change
  • Humans are causing greenhouse gases
  • Climate change has positive and negative consequences on the environment
  • Ways to limit global warming
  • Describe how the earth’s temperature has changed through history
  • Explain what greenhouse gases are, name the two main ones and explain how they cause global warming
  • Give at least 2 positive and 2 negative examples of consequences of climate change
  • Explain at least 3 impacts of climate change
  • Evaluate and explain the rise in emissions and list actions to reduce emissions
12
5 wks
ASIA
  • Asia is one of the world’s seven continents and where it is located
  • Physical features of Asia
  • Asia’s past was linked with Europe
  • Asia has more people culture and climates than any other continent
  • Asia has a range of biomes
  • Describe the location and relative size of Asia; compare its population to other continents
  • Describe the physical features along the border between Asia and Europe; identify 2 countries that straddle the border; the main physical features of the continent
  • Explain why Europeans traded with Asia
  • Identify the range of physical and human characteristics across Asia
  • Explain why Asia has a range of biomes; identify 8 biomes in Asia and countries within each

15



Term 1



TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
2 wks
GRID REFERENCE
  • Review 4 figure grid reference
  • 6 figure grid reference
  • Use 6 figure grid reference to give accurate location of a place on a map

4
3wks
Using GIS (Geographic information systems)
  • How different types of data can be shown on a map
  • Meaning of correlation
  • Basic principles of GIS
  • What GIS is used for and its importance
  • Identify the different types of symbols on a map
  • Define correlation and draw conclusions from correlating data on a map
  • Explain what GIS consists of and name ten(10) uses for it and the importance of the outcomes

9
3wk
POPULATION
  • How and why population has changed through history
  • Meaning of population density and life expectancy
  • Impact of population growth on the planet
  • Using a graph, describe why global population growth has changed throughout history
  • Define population density, life expectancy and other key terms
  • Identify causes of population change and explain the impacts of growth on education, government policy and life expectancy
  • Describe the effects of population growth on resources and the environment

9
2wks
GRAPHS
  • How to represent data
  • What information do population pyramids give?
  • Use graphs to represent data
  • Interpretation of data from pictographs, tables, population pyramids
*

6
1wk
REVISION


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS









Term Plans (2015 - 2016)

Term 3




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
2wks
CONTOURS
  • How height is shown on a map?
  • Describe spot heights, layer contouring and contours
  • Read contour lines on a map to identify steep or gentle slopes
6
2wk
FARMING & INDUSTRY
  • How do we produce food?
  • How has farming changed?
  • Identify and Define the types of farming: arable, pastoral, mixed farming and its characteristics
6
3wks
RIVERS
  • Review parts of a river
  • How rivers shape the land?
  • What happens on a river bend?
  • What causes waterfalls?
  • Describe how a V shaped valley is made
  • Define a spur, river bed, channel and load, meanders, alluvium, river cliff
  • Describe how a waterfall is made
  • Identify major rivers and waterfalls in the world
9
2wks
DISTANCE
  • How to measure distance on maps
  • Identify what is the shortest distance between two points
  • Identify and use appropriately:
  • A) direct statement
  • B) ratio scale/representative fraction to measure distance on a map
6
2wks
WORLD ISSUES
  • What is global warming?
  • Causes
  • Effects
  • Solutions
  • Define ‘global warming’ and describe the ‘greenhouse effect’
  • List the causes and describe the effects on the individual and the environment
  • Discuss solutions for prevention of global warming


REVISION


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS



Term 2





TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
3wks
Review of Exam paper
LAND & SEA FEATURES
  • Land & sea features
  • How the sea shapes the coast
  • How to reduce problems of coastal erosion?
  • Draw and label landforms and sea features – bay, spit, mountain, swamp, etc.
  • Describe how sea caves, arches, stacks and cracks are formed from coastal erosion and deposition
  • Identify methods to reduce coastal erosion: sea walls, beach rebuilding, groynes and rip-rap

9
2wks
MAPSKILLS
COMPASS BEARING
SCALE – linear, statement
Use compass bearing to give the location of one place from another
Use linear and statement scale to calculate the distance between places on a map
6
2 wks
CONTINENTS
  • Europe and Africa
  • Major Cities, physical features/landforms, industry, culture, language, climate
*

6
3wks
INDUSTRY
  • What is industry?
  • Types of industry
  • What is best site for industry?
  • Identify the different occupations within the different industries
  • Describe the factors that have be taken into consideration to build a factory

6

PROJECT
CONTINENT: Major rivers, waterfalls
  • Students must choose a continent and present info re: major rivers, waterfalls and its uses
3




Term 1




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions

3wk

POPULATION

  • Where do people in the UK come from?

  • Where do people in Trinidad come from?

  • Define population terms: birth rate, death rate, natural increase, census, quality of life, standard of living

  • Describe characteristics of developed and developing/under developed countries


9

2wks

GRAPHS

  • How to represent data

  • What information do population pyramids give?

  • Use graphs to represent data

  • Interpretation of data from pictographs, tables, population pyramids


6

3wks

MIGRATION

  • Types of migration

  • Reasons for migration

  • Effects of migration on host and emigrant countries

  • Give reasons why people migrate – push and pull factors

  • Describe the effects of migration on the host population


9

2wks

WATER CYCLE

& RIVERS

  • Describe the water cycle

  • What is a river basin?

  • Identify the parts of a river

6

1wk

REVISION







Term Plans (2014 - 2015 )


Term 3



TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions

Apr.

13 – 30th

MAPSKILLS

A) Distance

B) Direction

  • Linear scale

  • Direct statement

  • Description of a route

  • Identify what is the shortest distance between two points

  • How to use appropriately linear scale on maps

  • How to accurately describe a route

8

May

1 – 15th

POPULATION

  • Where do people in the UK come from?

  • Where do people in Trinidad come from?

  • Define migration, emigration, quality of life, standard of living

  • Give reasons why people migrate – push and pull factors

  • Describe the effects of migration on the host population

6

May

18 – 29th

CONTOURS

  • How height is shown on a map?

  • Describe spot heights, layer contouring and contours

  • Read contour lines on a map to identify steep or gentle slopes

6

Jun

1 – 12th

FARMING & INDUSTRY

  • How do we produce food?

  • How has farming changed?

  • What is industry?

  • Identify and Define the types of farming: arable, pastoral, mixed farming and its characteristics

  • Identify and define the types of industry: primary, secondary, tertiary and the factors that affect where the industry is located

6

Jun

10 - 19th

RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT

  • Review of physical, human and environmental resources

  • How the environment is damaged by resources?

  • How to reduce damage to environment

*
  • Identify groups that help protect the environment

  • Explain how the ways the environment is damaged: pollution (types)

  • Recommend ways to protect the environment from damage and extinction of certain animal species

6

Jun

22 – 30th

REVISION



END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS





Term 2





TIME

TOPIC

CONTENT

DETAILS / SKILLS

No. of Sessions

3 wks

Review of Exam paper

LAND & SEA FEATURES

  • Land & sea features

  • How the sea shapes the coast

  • How to reduce problems of coastal erosion?

  • Draw and label landforms and sea features – bay, spit, mountain, swamp, etc.

  • Describe how sea caves, arches, stacks and cracks are formed from coastal erosion and deposition

  • Identify methods to reduce coastal erosion: sea walls, beach rebuilding, groynes and rip-rap


6

2 wks

WATER CYCLE

& RIVERS

  • How the water cycle works

  • How the rain falls

  • The types of rainfall

  • What is a river basin?

  • Draw, label and describe how the water cycle works

  • Draw, label and describe how rain falls

  • Identify and describe relief, convectional and frontal rainfall

  • Identify the parts of a river and major rivers of the world

6

3 wks

RIVERS

  • Review parts of a river

  • How rivers shape the land?

  • What happens on a river bend?

  • What causes waterfalls?

  • Describe how a V shaped valley is made

  • Define a spur, river bed, channel and load, meanders, alluvium, river cliff

  • Describe how a waterfall is made

  • Identify major rivers and waterfalls in the world


9

3 wks

INDUSTRY

  • What is industry?

  • Types of industry

  • What is best site for industry?

  • Identify the different occupations within the different industries

  • Describe the factors that have be taken into consideration to build a factory


6


PROJECT

CONTINENT: Major rivers, waterfalls

  • Students must choose a continent and present info re: major rivers, waterfalls and its uses

3





Term 1





Time

Topic

Content

Details/Skills

# of Sessions

3wks

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

  • 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

3wk

POPULATION

  • Where do people in the UK come from?

  • Where do people in Trinidad come from?

  • Define migration, emigration, quality of life, standard of living

  • Give reasons why people migrate – push and pull factors

  • Describe the effects of migration on the host population

  • Define migration, emigration, quality of life, standard of living

  • Give reasons why people migrate – push and pull factors

  • Describe the effects of migration on the host population

9

2wks

GRAPHS

  • How to represent data

  • What information do population pyramids give?

  • Use graphs to represent data

  • Interpretation of data from pictographs, tables, population pyramids

  • Use graphs to represent data

  • Interpretation of data from pictographs, tables, population pyramids

6

2wks

RAINFALL

  • How the rain falls

  • The types of rainfall

  • Draw, label and describe how rain falls

  • Identify and describe relief, convectional and frontal rainfall

  • Draw, label and describe how rain falls

  • Identify and describe relief, convectional and frontal rainfall

6

2wks

WATER CYCLE

& RIVERS

  • How the water cycle works

  • What is a river basin?

  • Draw, label and describe how the water cycle works

  • Identify the parts of a river and major rivers of the world

6

1wk

REVISION



END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS




TIME
TOPIC
CONTENT
DETAILS / SKILLS
No. of Sessions
2wks
CONTOURS
· How height is shown on a map?
· Describe spot heights, layer contouring and contours
· Read contour lines on a map to identify steep or gentle slopes
6
2wk
FARMING & INDUSTRY
· How do we produce food?
· How has farming changed?
· Identify and Define the types of farming: arable, pastoral, mixed farming and its characteristics
6
3wks
RIVERS
· Review parts of a river
· How rivers shape the land?
· What happens on a river bend?
· What causes waterfalls?
· Describe how a V shaped valley is made
· Define a spur, river bed, channel and load, meanders, alluvium, river cliff
· Describe how a waterfall is made
· Identify major rivers and waterfalls in the world
9
2wks
DISTANCE
· How to measure distance on maps
· Identify what is the shortest distance between two points
· Identify and use appropriately :
· A) direct statement
· B) ratio scale/representative fraction
to measure distance on a map
6
2wks
WORLD ISSUES
· What is global warming?
· Causes
· Effects
· Solutions
· Define ‘global warming’ and describe the ‘greenhouse effect’
· List the causes and describe the effects on the individual and the environment
· Discuss solutions for prevention of global warming


REVISION


END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS