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Year 7 Geography Curriculum model @ Abbeyfield School

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From September 2012, the Geography curriculum at Abbeyfield School, will adopt the IMYC structure. Teaching and learning in the subject will: Follow the IMYC agreed topics and Big Ideas each term, in order to provide students with clear links between the subject and other areas of the school curriculum in order to give learning meaning. Take into account the Abbeyfield Learner wordle in lesson planning to ensure that geography students develop into well-rounded learners. Follow the Abbeyfield Learning Wheel model to give learning in geography lessons structure and meaning as well as ensuring that teaching and learning provides the opportunity for all students to make outstanding progress.

Abbeyfield Learner:

Lesson delivery model:


Big idea Lesson Entry point

Lesson Exit Point

Knowledge harvest

Reflection opportunities

Lesson Learning goals Research and record learning activities

Year 7 Geography overview from September 2012 Term IMYC Topic Big Idea Problems, disputes and contentious issues can sometimes be satisfactorily solved or resolved Geography Unit Where do we live? Students explore issues surrounding settlement provision and patterns in the UK and further afield. Culminating in the design of a new housing area in Chippenham considering how current housing issues can be resolved Our Amazing World The purpose of this module is to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. The main emphasis is the key concept of place, developing students geographical imaginations of places at a variety of scales and understanding the physical and human characteristics of them. Wild Weather Students investigate how extreme weather events in the UK and around the world can create challenges for people. Students will explore how people adapt and cope with such events Economic change and globalisation Students will examine how changes in employment patterns and trade in the UK and around the world provide challenges for decision makers. People Everywhere Students will explore the challenges that exist when managing a growing population Mapping Connections Students will examine how formal arrangements are used to provide context to the world around us Geography ELPs (Homework) Assessment

Risk

Where do we live? test

Discovery

Finding out new things is a human driver and affects things for better or worse

The Gambia Country study

Adaptability

Adaptability is demonstrated by the ability to cope, alter or change with new circumstances or environments Things are more stable when different elements are in the correct or best possible proportions Innovation happens when existing ideas are brought together or expressed in a new way Formal arrangements and relationships underpin or give organisation to complex issues

Weather Event

Balance

Economic Change test

Creativity

Britain in a Box Mapping Connections test

Structures

DJD 2012