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Lesson 1 What Is Geography


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Lesson 1 What Is Geography

  2. 2. Geography Department <ul><li>Mrs Newlands </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Nailor </li></ul><ul><li>Mr McLoughlin </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs Royston </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs Feasey </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Elgar </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your Exercise books <ul><li>Look after them – they reflect your ability and effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the green cover </li></ul><ul><li>Write your name, set and teacher on the front cover </li></ul><ul><li>On the first page stick the sheet ‘Geography Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>On the second page stick the sheet – ‘Useful spellings’ </li></ul><ul><li>On the next page stick the ‘Year 7’ progress sheet </li></ul><ul><li>On the next page stick the ‘Geography NC levels’ sheet </li></ul><ul><li>… .. Now lets start doing some Geography </li></ul>
  4. 4. So what is Geography? <ul><li>Geography is about everything that’s going on, in places all over the planet …. Right at this moment. </li></ul><ul><li>The world can be confusing, but Geography will help you make sense of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Geography is a BIG subject. What is Geography? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Is this Geography? <ul><li>You are going to watch a PowerPoint. You need to look at each of the 21 images and decide if it is to do with GEOGRAPHY or not. </li></ul><ul><li>Just write the number of the image and either a  or a x </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Geography is the science that studies the surface of the earth and the area just above and just below the Earth’s surface. </li></ul><ul><li>It is concerned with PHYSICAL features such as climate, rivers and forests. </li></ul><ul><li>Geography also looks at how HUMANS use the planet and includes settlement, industry, farming and population. </li></ul><ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL geography looks at the surroundings in which people, plants and animals live and includes resources and conservation. </li></ul>WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY?
  7. 7. <ul><li>human geography </li></ul><ul><li>– how and where we live </li></ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul><ul><li>Settlement </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Physical Geography ’ - What planet Earth is like </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Volcanoes and earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li>Natural hazards – storms, droughts </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetation – rainforests </li></ul><ul><li>habitats </li></ul>Environmental Geography – how we affect our surroundings Resources Environment conservation
  8. 8. The first step to being a good Geographer is to be ….. Geographers ask questions….. Who? What? Why? Where? When? How?
  9. 9. Or put another way…. What is this place like? Where is this place? Why is it like this? What has happened? Who is affected? How do the people feel? Who can help? What can be done to change this? How do I feel about this?
  10. 11. Your turn…. <ul><li>Choose one of the images </li></ul><ul><li>Stick it into the centre of the page </li></ul><ul><li>Write down as many questions as you can </li></ul><ul><li>Compare with your neighbours </li></ul>
  11. 12. Homework <ul><li>1. Cover book </li></ul><ul><li>2. Stick the picture that you have been given into your book </li></ul><ul><li>3.Try to explain what is going on in the picture and whether it is to do with ‘physical, human or environmental geography </li></ul>