Exploring Geography in a Changing World is a new Key Stage 3 series designed to present real-life geography to motivate and stimulate pupils. With challenging content, engaging practical activities and an emphasis on 'thinking skills' pupils can achieve a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for progression to GCSE.
Book 1 explores a range of place-based content from the UK including the Boscastle flood, quarrying in the Peak District and the development of the 2012 Olympics site in London.
Opportunities for fieldwork are provided throughout the course, and pupils relate the content to the real world through the Issues activities at the end of each chapter.
Simon Ross is a Head of Geography at Queen's College, Taunton, and an experienced author.
Introduction Chapter 1: My Home Environment Investigating my home environment Mental maps and favourite places Investigating our local heritage The hedgerow ecosystem Issue: Should hedgerows be destroyed? Chapter 2: Ordnance Survey Map Skills What is a map? Fantasy maps OS map skills: using map symbols OS map skills: grid references OS map skills: compass directions OS map skills: measuring distance OS map skills: describing relief OS map skills: drawing a cross-section OS map skills: drawing a sketch map OS map skills: interpreting photographs Chapter 3: Weather and Climate What is weather and climate? Weather in the UK How does the weather affect us? Extreme weather in the UK: Boscastle flash flood 2004 What is the climate of the UK? Issue: Is there any evidence for climate change in the UK? Chapter 4: The Physical Landscape Landscapes in the UK Why does the landscape vary in the UK? Weathering and erosion Limestone landscapes: the Yorkshire Dales Issue: Should a new limestone quarry be opened on Longstone Edge? Chapter 5: River Landscapes The River Exe, Devon River processes River landforms Issue: How can rivers be managed sustainably? Chapter 6: People What's in a name? Enquiry: Discovering my geographical roots How many people live in the UK? Where do people live in England and Wales? People on the move Emigration and immigration Issue: Should immigration to the UK be allowed to continue? Chapter 7: Settlement Settlement site Changing land use in towns and cities Green towns and cities Issue: How can traffic be managed in towns and cities? Chapter 8: Farming and Industry The world of work Mackie's of Scotland Westertown Farm: a Scottish mixed farm From cow to bowl: the making of Mackie's ice cream Issue: How can Westertown Farm make extra money in the future? Chapter 9: Energy What is energy? The story of coal: a non-renewable form of energy Wind power: a renewable form of energy Conserving energy Issue: Should the Severn Barrage be built? Chapter 10: Leisure and Recreation Quality of life: the work/life balance Sport for all Seaside resort: Blackpool Issue: How should Stonehenge be managed sustainably? Chapter 11: Environment What a waste What is rubbish? Where does our rubbish go? Reduce, reuse and recycle Recycling in the UK Made in Britain, dumped in China Issue: How can aluminium recycling be increased? Glossary Index