YEAR SEVEN - UNIT 2
For year seven pupils there are useful resources to be found on the induction site www.neutralised.com. You will find a floor plans of the main school and the sixth form block. In addition there is an aerial photograph of the school site which has clear labels of the major features. CLICK HERE to be redirected to the year seven web site.
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 TWO - LOCAL FIELDWORK AND SETTLEMENT.

WEEK NINE - AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND DATA PRESENTATION.

Handouts. Aerial photograph of school grounds. Activity sheets 1.4,1.5 & 1.6 Geographers study places where people live and those they avoid. Places can be described from photos or by drawing a labelled sketch and underlining key words. Using p.10 and 11 introduce oblique photographs of contrasting regions of U.K. Pupils attempt exs 1,3 and 4. Using handout of aerial photograph of school grounds contrast oblique photographs and aerial photographs. Relate aerial photographs to maps as they view the ground from directly above. Pupils label 10 key features of the school grounds on the handout.i.e. Boy*s school, Girl*s school, Pavilion, Swimming Pool, Boy*s playground, Boy*s tennis courts, Vicarage Road, Cartland Road, Railway, and Kings* Heath Park. Pages 14 and 15 look at the use of four graphs bar, line, pie and scatter. Using p.14 and 15 introduce when different types of graph are appropriate to represent data in geography. Pupils attempt activity sheet 1.4 and 1.5. Homework. Pupils complete graphs and activity sheet 1.6
WEEK TEN - LOOKING AT LAND USE - WHAT IS FIELDWORK?
Handouts. What is fieldwork? Blackwell Activity sheets 3 and 14. Fieldwork: looking at the use of buildings. What is fieldwork. Read through handout and pupils attempt Ex 1 in their book. Discuss exs 2 and 3. Pupils complete Blackwell activity sheet 3 on types of housing. Fieldwork:looking at the use of buildings. Read through handout and complete Blackwell activity sheet 14 land use map in appropriate colours decided beforehand. Homework. Pupils count 20 houses either side of where they live. The houses should be classified (semi detached etc) and results shown on a bar graph. Remind them of the rules of how to present graphs, learned in last lesson.
WEEK ELEVEN - PREPARATION FOR FIELDWORK.

Handouts. Letter of consent. Pupil instruction sheet. This lesson requires much teacher involvement. A date and time should be set for the fieldwork, ideally the next timetable lesson. Please ensure HOD &deputy head know of arrangements. Ensure you are supported by another member of staff who is briefed about the forthcoming event. During this lesson the pupils need a clear set of instructions about - conduct during fieldwork - appropriate clothing - appropriate equipment - the purpose and content of the fieldwork activites. At the end of the lesson the pupils should each have recorded in the back of their book a provisional hypothesis about the data they will collect. They should hypothesise about which will be the dominant land use in Kings Heath high street, and what type of housing will predominate in Vicarage road. Useful information is provided for the pupils by pp 52 &53. Introduce briefly the concentric model of urban structure and the dominance of accessibility to land use distribution. Homework. Pupils must record their hypothesis in the front of their books explainig why they have made their particular choice. Pupils must have their consent forms signed and returned to teacher when books are handed in.
WEEK TWELVE - FIELDWORK.

Handouts. The fieldwork pack. During this double lesson the pupils collect the data from Cartland road(types of housing) and High Street (land use). The walk to Kings Heath should take most of the double lesson. However, there should be time for some classroom follow up. In the classroom thepupils can work in pairs to collect the data from the other group. Homework. Pupils can make a provisional analysis of the data collected. They can relate their findings to their hypotheses and conclude as to why they have found their results. This can be completed in rough in the back of their books.
WEEK THIRTEEN - HOUSE SURVEY, BAR GRAPH AND ANALYSIS. - KINGS HEATH LAND USE MAP AND ANALYSIS
Handouts. Graph paper/blank paper Blank land use map of Kings Heath high steet. Analysis instructions. In this lesson instructions can be given for the completion of the housing type bar graph and the land use map plus the analyses. Pupils should be given the opportunity to use IT to present their data and analysis. Provide pupils with the assessment mark scheme. Homework. Pupils should complete graph and analysis.
WEEK FOURTEEN - KINGS HEATH LAND USE MAP AND ANALYSIS.
This lesson can be used for the completion of the assessment. Some marking can be completed during the lesson. Homework. All outstanding assessment work to be completed.