UPPER SIXTH - KGP SCHEDULE, WEEKS 1 - 15

Module 4 Global Change
13.2 People and the Environment: Hazards; Conflicts over Resources.

SPECIFICATION CONTENT
DETAILED CONTENT/LESSON FOCUS
SKILLS
Tropical storms: global distribution;
regional effects.
TROPICAL STORMS
KGP SCHEDULE
WEEKS 1-15
The origin, geographical distribution, frequency of occurrence and scale of the hazard.

Concept of 'hazard'. Definition rotating tropical storm with wind speeds over 118 kph.
Transition tropical depression to storm to hurricane.
Saffir Simpson scale.
'Hurricane season'. Global distribution linked to regional names. Factors influencing distribution.

Secondary source utilisation:
texts; published statistical data; maps (world maps/ plates/hazards); photographs; ICT; remotely sensed imagery etc..
REVISION
The effects of the hazard on the physical, built and human environments.

Effects include impact of: waves; storm surge; wind; rainfall/ flooding. Greatly influenced by vulnerability:
· physical factors:intensity;distance from sea; length of time over area, etc.; · human factors: economic development; warning! evacuation; procedures etc.;· direct and indirect effects (landslides, etc.);· how to measure impact.

REVISION

Map and photograph interpretation.

The limitations of evidence.

The extent to which the hazard can be predicted and/or prevented.

MEDC use of satellite imagery linked to warning systems! evacuation.

REVISION
Types of response to the hazard, varying from fatalism to reaction, protection and prevention. Individual or collective Responses, hazard management and relief.
Risk/assessment over longer term.
Reduce vulnerability of people to storms:
building design; land use planning; hurricane 'drill' etc.. Contrast with LEDC country.
REVISION
HAZARDS 1
Burglary.
HAZARDS 4
Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
HAZARDS 2
Disease/Aids.
HAZARDS 5
Multiple Hazards.
HAZARDS 3
Tropical Storms.
CONFLICT
Conflict over the use of a Resource.
Week by week content taught by Mr Phipps at
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K.PHIPPS SCHEDULE - WEEKS 16-19
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UPPER SIXTH RESOURCES AS/A2 CURRICULUM MAP AS/A2 SYLLABUS (PDF FORMAT)
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