Geography

Objectives:

Taster Project

To understand push pull factors of urbanisation in Brazil.

- To investigate the reasons for favela growth in Rio de Janeiro.
- To understand the quality of life for those living in favelas.
- To understand self -help schemes and government initiatives to improve life in favelas.
- To understand how improving education would reduce the cycle of poverty in Brazil.

GCSE

A01: Demonstrate knowledge of locations, processes, environments and different scales

A02: Demonstrate geographical understanding of concepts and how they are used in relation to places, environment and processes.

A03: Apply knowledge and understanding to interpret, analyse and evaluate geographical information and issues and to make judgements

A04: Select, adapt and use a variety of skills and techniques to investigate questions and issues and communicate findings.


Term

Autumn
Elective 1

Spring
Elective 2

Summer
GCSE Preparation

Unit

Mission Survive – PBL

Driving Question: Can I design a sustainable school for the Favelas?

Mission Survive – PBL

Driving Question: Can I design a sustainable school for the Favelas?

Theme 2:

Changing Environments

Coasts

Paper 1

Time

7 weeks

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5 weeks

6 weeks

13 weeks

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Background Information

Brazil: To know the major physical/human features of Brazil

Rio-de-Janeiro: What is a favela?

Case Study: Rocinha

Life in the Favelas: Poverty and the  problems people face.

Government initiatives and Self-help schemes.

The role of education in reshaping Brazilian Urbanization.

Set out mission

Research

Design and build model

Write report

Present report

 

Background Information

Brazil: To know the major physical/human features of Brazil

Rio-de-Janeiro: What is a favela?

Case Study: Rocinha

Life in the Favelas: Poverty and the  problems people face.

Government initiatives and Self-help schemes.

The role of education in reshaping Brazilian Urbanization.

Set out mission

Research

Design and build model

Write report

Present report

Assessment- A01 - A04

Students will learn about coastal processes that shape the coastal zone and how they are influenced by changes and differences in climate, geology and human activity.

Students will learn about coastal landforms; the different types and how they are formed by coastal processes.

Students will learn about why coastal flooding and erosion are issues for coastal communities in both the location where it is taking place and at other locations along the coastline. Students will also study the different coastal management strategies that are available.

Students will investigate how local councils and governments use shoreline management plans (SMPs) to manage stretches of coastline that they are responsible for and how coastal management causes conflicts between different groups of stakeholders.

Students will learn about the potential impacts of future climate change on coastal communities in terms of rising sea levels, increasing frequency and severity of storms, increased flooding and erosion.