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YEAR SEVEN - UNIT 1
GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT YEAR 7 SCHEME OF WORK Described in terms of content of two periods per week (a double), with one homework of 20 minutes developed from the lesson material.
UNIT ONE - MAPWORK SKILLS AND MAP D UK - 8 WEEKS.
WEEK ONE - WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY?

Handouts. 1)Presentation of work and assessment criteria. 2)Activity Sheet 1 This first lesson contains basic administration. Please check the following 1) Seating plan. Please ensure you have read the medical details for the Form and boys are seated accordingly. 2) Go through timetable with Form and explain when homework is to be set. Appoint a book monitor to collect books after homework (in alphabetical order). He should be advised where to deliver the books to and at what time. Emphasise the need for books to be handed in on time. 3) Advise Form they will each need a Pritt stick and coloured pencils for lessons. 4) Issue each pupil with a text book and ensure they write their name inside the grid. Please emphasise the need for the pupil to take care of the text book. A damaged or lost book will have to be paid for (approx. 10 pounds). WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY? F. pp. 4-11. 1) Pupils write their own definition in the back of their book and discuss in groups. 2)Teacher led discussion of group definitions. 3) Issue handout of "Presentation of work" and "Assessment criteria". Go through contents with class. They attach this handout to the front of their book. 4) Pupils write definitions of Physical Geography, Human Geography and Environment from the glossary. 5)Go through Physical Geography using p.4 & 5. Pupils complete first half of Activity Sheet 1 in groups. Repeat for Human Geography and Environmental Geography pp.6-9. 6) If there is time p. 10 - 11 can be used for extension. Homework. Cover the text book.
WEEK TWO - HOW CAN WE SHOW DIRECTION?
Handouts. Activity Sheet 7.1 Pages 92 and 93 begin by explaining what maps are and why they are useful to geographers. The main aim of the page is to show how to give direction. The eight point compass is used and emphasis is put on using simple and interesting activities. Remember to use the words to and from whenever giving directions. Volunteer class readers read out text from page 92. Pupils complete ex. 1 in their book. Reinforce geography rules. Pupils attempt exs. 2,3 and extras in groups making a record of answer in back of books. Introduce a whiteboard diagram of 16 points of the compass. Homework. Draw diagram of the 16 points of the compass. Give title and reinforce geography rules. Explain the mark scheme A - E.
WEEK THREE - HOW DO WE MEASURE DISTANCE?

Handouts. Scrap paper for measuring distances. This lesson is begun with the showing of the Video "Drawing Maps". ~&k~t. 2] Introduce video and pause to make teacher comments or to ask questions. Pages 94 and 95 can be used to describe a straightforward method of measuring distance using the edge of a piece of paper. Stress the need for accuracy. Pupils should be encouraged to state clearly the units they are measuring in. Pupils attempt exs. 1,2 and 3. Prepare pupils for homework. Remind pupils to bring coloured pencils to next lesson. Go through homework task. Homework. Pupils complete outstanding exs. plus Map of bedroom.
WEEK FOUR - HOW DO WE USE MAP SYMBOLS?

Handouts. Activity sheets 7.2 and 7.3 Pages 96 and 97 are about symbols. Brainstorm with pupils the need for symbols and possible suggestions for features and public services such as a phone box. Using page 96 progress from pupil symbols to O.S. symbols. At GCSE their is no requirement to learn symbols. However the pupils must be able to use the key accurately. Pupils attempt Activity sheet 7.2. Pupils can work together in groups. Using pages 108 and 109, teacher to introduce the pupils to the use of symbols on an O.S. map. Pupil attempt to identify in groups as many of the symbols in the key from the map as is possible. Pupils attempt Activity sheet 7.3. Homework. Pupils complete outstanding exs. and attempt ex 3 p.97. When they complete ex 3 they should use only symbols from the 0.5. map key on page 108. They should follow the rules of geography presentation and provide a key for their map.
WEEK FIVE - HOW DO WE USE 4 & 6 FIG. GRID REFERENCES ?
Handouts. Activity sheet 7.4 Pages 98 to 101 look at grid references. Pupils can get easily confused with grid references. A useful way to remember that we read eastings and then northings is to remember that they travel along a the corridor and then up the stairs to reach their form room. Clear whiteboard presentation can be used to make the process easy to understand. Use page 98 and 99 to introduce 4 fig. references. Exs can be completed individually or in groups. Use pages 100 and 101 to introduce 6 fig. references. Exs can be completed individually. Use the Birmingham 0.S. maps to find school, city centre and their homes. Grid references for key locations can be recorded in back of books. Pupils work in groups for this activity. Remind pupils of the need for coloured pencils and Pritt stick during lessons. Homework. Pupils complete exs from the period. Activity sheet 7.4 can be used for extension.
WEEK SIX - HOW DO CONTOURS SHOW HEIGHT AND RELIEF?
Handouts. Activity sheet 7.5 Pages 102 to 105 look at showing height on maps using spot heights, layer colouring and contours. The use of activity sheet 7.5 prepares the pupil for map D of the NC. Use pages 102 and 103 to introduce spot height, layer colouring and contours. Pupils to complete exs. and report back in groups. Use pages 104 and 105 to introduce how contours show height and relief Pupils to complete exs and to report back in groups. Teacher direction is advised for ex.3 which can be illustrated on the board. On completion of exs. introduce activity sheet 7.5 Explain the forthcoming asessment before next lesson. Homework. Pupils complete activity sheet 7.5 and REVISE for 0.S. map assessment next lesson.
WEEK SEVEN - O.S. MAP ASESSMENT AND NC MAP D.

Handouts. 0.S. map extracts and question sheets. The asessment tests pupil understanding of the prvious six weeks work. The duration of the asessment is half a double period. The scripts can be marked in the lesson. Introduce N.C. map D Homework Pupils to revise for assessment next lesson.
WEEK EIGHT - NC MAP D ASSESSMENT AND HOW DO WE DESCRIBE ROUTES?
Handouts. Assessment sheets. The assessment should take no more than approx. 20 mins. Again they can be marked during the lesson. Pages 106 and 107 show how to follow and describe a route on an 0.S. map. This brings together most of the elements of the unit (direction, distance, symbols and relief interpretation). In preference and to allow teacher assisstance it would be advisable for pupils to attempt the Extras exs. during the lesson. Pupils attempt exs 1 & 2 and report back in groups. Homework. A choice of exs from p. 107 - preferably ex. 3.