Topic 3 Year 7 Geography
|Topic||Death by Geography|
|No of lessons||11|
|When is it happening||Term 2 / Half term|
|What will students learn||Students must develop their understanding of plate tectonics, focussing on volcanoes and tsunamis. Students will then link human activity and the negative impacts of plastics and deforestation with a focus on the environment. The impact in the change of climate zones on people and the environment if climate change is not prevented.|
|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||Study of plate tectonics (boundaries) and rock type leading to the formation of volcanoes and tsunamis. For both events the negative impacts on people and the environment.
The need for human resources results in plastic pollution and deforestation and the effect these have on natural environments. How climate change will alter climatic zones and the global impacts this does /could have.
|This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding||
Students already have knowledge of volcanoes.
Students already have knowledge of the social, economic and environmental impacts of particular events/activities.
Students already have knowledge of climate change and climate zones.
|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 be able to produce an annotated diagram. Students will be able to read and produce statistics from a bar chart.|
|This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop||Students will consolidate global locational knowledge - including latitude and longitude. Use direction for description of locations.|
|Key vocabulary that students should know and understand||Geographical event, drought, ice sheets, structure, crust, mantle, inner and outer core, plates, plate boundaries, convection currents, igneous rock, extrusive, intrusive, plutonic, pyroclastic flow, tsunami, subducted, Richter Scale, oil refinery, landfill, repurpose, biodegrading, environmentalists, palm oil, precipitation.|
|The Big Question||What are the negative impacts of geographical events on people and environments?|
Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'
|How can geography be deadly?|
|What is the theory of plate tectonics?|
|What happens to the molten rock beneath the mantle?|
|What are the negative social and economic impacts of a volcanic eruption?|
|What are the causes of a tsunami?|
|What are the negative social and economic
impacts of a tsunami?
|What are the negative environmental impacts of so much plastic use?|
|What are the impacts of plastic use in our oceans?|
|What are the consequences of producing palm oil?|
|Why are orangutans dying?|
|How might climate change impact the world's climatic zones?|