Topic 2 Year 9 Geography
|Topic||West Africa and South-East Asia compared|
|No of lessons||14|
|When is it happening||Term 1 - 7 weeks|
|What will students learn||
Students will be able to describe the physical/human features of West Africa and South East Asia. Students will explain the causes of desertification with a focus on its management - the Green Wall. Students will explain the economic growth of Nigeria and the consequences of this growth. Explain the advantages of ecotourism in SE Asia. Explain the similarities and differences in natural hazards in both regions. Compare quality of life (QoL) and Standard of Life ( SoL) in urban and rural areas in both regions.
|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||Both regions will be studied to deepen knowledge of both physical and human characteristics and their location in the world. In the Sahara students will explain the causes of desertification, but how this is now being appropriately managed with the Green Wall project. Students will explain the economic growth of Nigeria, including the role of Transnational corporations and consider the consequences of this growth. Explain the advantages of ecotourism in SE Asia. Students will compare how both areas are at risk of different natural hazards and how they plan for these. Compare QoL and SoL in urban and rural areas in both regions.|
|This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding||Students have knowledge of the physical characteristics of rainforests and deserts with some recognition of their location in the world. Students understand the consequences of countries at differing levels of economic development and the role of transnational corporations.|
|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 need to be able to select and compare relevant information accurately.|
|This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop||Students will use a variety of sources (images, maps, graphs) to obtain information. Students will reconnect to direction and locational skills. Students will reconnect to latitude and longitude.|
|Key vocabulary that students should know and understand||Latitude, longitude, prime meridian, climate, soil, vegetation, biome, savannah, tropical rainforest, adaptations, economic development, TNC, LIC, NEE, HIC, industrial development, industrialisation, colonisation, GDP, deforestation, inequality, tourism, ecotourism, social, economic, environmental, sustainable, natural hazard / disaster, constructive plate margin, volcano, earthquake, tsunami, lichens, steppe, xerophytic, desertification, green wall, archipelago, global atmospheric circulation, Asian tigers, ASEAN.|
|The Big Question||To what extent are South-East Asia and West Africa the same or different?|
Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'
|Where in the world is South East Asia and Africa ?|
|What does the physical geography of West Africa look like?|
|Why is the Sahara growing?|
|Can the desertification in the Sahara be stopped?|
|What makes Nigeria a newly emerging economy and not a Low income country?|
|How have transnational corporations impacted Nigeria?|
|What does the physical geography of South-East Asia look like?|
|How and why have plants and animals adapted in SE Asia?|
|How is SE Asia developing?|
|Why is ecotourism growing in SE Asia?|
|What natural hazards occur in both regions?|
|How do the natural hazards compare for both West Africa and SE Asia?
|How is urban and rural living different in both regions?