YEAR SEVEN - UNIT 5

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 FIVE- TRANSPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL -4 WEEKS
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WEEK FIVE - HOW CAN ROAD AND RAILWAY NETWORKS BE DESCRIBED?
Handouts - Activity sheet 5.2 1) Read though p64 &65. Under the heading 'Which route to take?' Pupils make a copy of the 4 factors that affect routes. 2)Work though p64 &65. Pupils attempt exs 1&2 in groups which report back in plenary session. 3) From glossary pupils record definitions of Network, link, high density, low density and route. 4) Read though p66 &67. Groups attempt exs 1,2 &3. Report back. Homework. Pupils complete activity sheet 5.2.
WEEK SIX - THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORT SYSTEMS.
Handouts 1) Read though p. 74 & 75. 2) Pupils attempt exs 1-4 in the back of their book. Group mark responses as a background to the project. This project is their Assessment for the unit on transport. 3) The project should be prepared on A4 paper. They will have two homeworks and a double period to complete the task. It will be submitted therefore at the beginning of week eight.

Assessment task - Write a short project about the channel tunnel. You should refer to the following objectives after clear subheadings 1) Location map. 2) Show why the tunnel was built. 3) Show how the tunnel was built. 4) Show how it operates to-day. 5) Show how it has changed travel from U.K. to mainland Europe. 6) Show the advantages of the tunnel. 7) Show how different people have different opinions whether it is a good or bad thing. Pupils should be encouraged to use IT. They should therefore word process wherever it is possible.

CHANNEL TUNNEL LINKS - THESE LINKS HAVE BEEN SENT BY YEAR SEVEN PUPILS
http://home.t-online.de/home/aristo/f3.htm This web link contains lot of helpful information and pictures and even contains a brief map of the actual tunnel and information on the distance and the depth of the tunnel.
http://www.eurostar.com/ This is quite a useful link because it contains a useful timeline based history page, which explains the dates and their events briefly and clearly. It also contains a timetable for the channel tunnel. It tells you the destinations and the places which the shuttle trains visit and also a news page.
http://www.eurorail.com/eurostar.htm This web link is okay, as it gives brief and simple information. It gives someone a very good idea of what the channel tunnel has to offer, and what it's all about.
http://www.ctrl.co.uk/ This is a very good link because it has lots of vital and clear information about the channel tunnel. There are a few topics to look at : The history, the route (on a map), the planning and the building of the tunnel and also pictures on the construction of the actual tunnel.

http://www.railpass.com/eurail/articles/chunnel.htm This website offers concise but useful information on the Channel Tunnel.
http://www.cornwallis.kent.sch.uk/intranet/subjects/science/eurotunn/museum1.htm
This website offers plenty of information on all stages of the Channel Tunnel project.
http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/chunnel/
This website mainly concerns itself on the finance side of the project and is very detailed.
http://wonderclub.com/WorldWonders/ChunnelHistory.html This website describes the journey in the Channel Tunnel.
http://www.teachingtools.com/slinkyshindig/tunnel.html
This site has lots of good information.
http://www.channeltunnel.co.uk It has lots of information about the history plus up to date facts

VIEW PARIT SHAH A GRADE ASSESSMENT ON THE CHANNEL TUNNEL - This is a pdf file. Get Adobe acrobat reader from FREE SOFTWARE if you do not have it on your computer.
VIEW PARIT SHAH HISTORY OF THE CHANNEL TUNNEL - This is a word document.
WEEK SEVEN AND EIGHT- ASSESSMENT TASK.
Pupils will need support and guidance to complete the task. Pupils can use the cd-rom facilities of the library.
WEEK NINE AND TEN- TRAFFIC IN URBAN AREAS AND JOURNEY TO SCHOOL ENQUIRY
1) Collect and record data of journey to school. Table as follows:-Name How long? How far? Form of transport 2) Draw bar graphs of 'Form of transport', 'Journey time' and 'Distance'. 3) Draw a scattergraph of journey time(x) x distance(y). Use different colours for different media of transport e.g. Red for buses, blue for walk, green for car and purple for train. Homework. Complete graphs.
Record in text books: 1)The furthest anyone lives from school is 2)The longest journey anyone has is 3)The number of people who live within one mile of the school is 4)The number of people who take less than 15 minutes to get to school is 5)The most used form of transport is 6)The furthest distance anyone walks to school is 7) Which is the quickest form of transport? Why? 8) Which is the slowest form of transport? Why? 9)Is there a relationship between journey time and time taken? Why? 10) Does distance travelled effect choice of transport? Explain your answer Homework. Describe your journey to school. Describe your route and choice of transport. Describe any hold ups due to traffic congestion.



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