Topic 1 Year 8 Geography
|Topic||Environmental quality and crime enquiry|
|No of lessons||4|
|When is it happening||Term 1|
|What will students learn||Students will be able to make links between the characteristics of different zones within a city and the environmental quality, with a focus on levels of crime.|
|Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic'||This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic||Recognising the different characteristics found in different zones within a city (focus on Manchester). Making and evidencing links between different quality of environments within those zones and frequency/types of crime.|
|This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding||
Students already have some knowledge on the different types of settlements and their particular characteristics as a whole.
Students understand the term environment.
|Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic'||This is the skills that students will meet for the first time in this topic||Students will produce their own choropleth map.|
|This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop||
Students will develop GIS skills (Google Earth) skills when assessing environmental quality skills.
|Key vocabulary that students should know and understand||Environmental, choropleth map, pattern, zones, services, residential, physical characteristic, human characteristic, environmental quality, CBD, inner city, suburbs, rural-urban fringe, ward.|
|The Big Question||Is there a link between environmental quality and crime?|
Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'
|How is the environmental quality different in Manchester zones?|
|Which Manchester zone has the best environmental quality?|
|How can choropleth maps show environmental quality in Burnley?|
|Is there a relationship between crime and environmental quality in Burnley?|