Topic 4 Year 7 Geography
|No of lessons||12|
|When is it happening||Term 2 / Half term|
|What will students learn?||
Students must understand the growth and changing characteristics of different types of settlements. A focus on how Burnley has changed and the reasons for urbanisation in China. Students will locate and understand the term megacity.
|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 the hierarchy of settlements and how and why settlements change due to population growth; Investigate the growth of megacities across the world, with links to urbanisation and economic development.
Focus on urbanisation in China -cause and consequences
|This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding||
Students already have knowledge of settlements and land use. Students already have knowledge of economic activity. Students have already studied how much of the items they own is made and transported from other countries
|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 read choropleth graphs. Students will be able to understand topographical maps.
Students will be able to draw links between different resources.
|This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop||Students will be able to use Atlas' for location of cites. Students will consolidate 4 and 6 figure grid references.|
|Key vocabulary that students should know and understand||Human features, physical features, relief, manufacturing, globalisation, sustainable, population, settlement, land use, culture, distribution, site, situation, function, recreation, leisure, residential, hierarchy, conurbation, hamlet, megacity, services, urban, rural, coast, urbanisation, topographical, plateau, sparsely populated, densely populated, push factors, pull factors, urban greening.|
|The Big Question||What are, and the reasons for, the changing characteristics of settlements?|
Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'
|What are the factors that affect the site of a settlement?|
|How to locate features on a map?|
|How have Burnley’s functions changed?|
|What are the characteristics of different types of settlements?|
|How have the characteristics of settlements changed over time?|
|Why have the characteristics of settlements changed over time?|
|What is and where are global megacities located?|
|What new facts can I learn about China?|
|What is the topography of China?|
|Where do people live in China?|
|What are the causes of urbanization in China?|
|How can cities be more sustainable?