Teacher resource pack for the new GCSE geography specs (teaching September 2009). The content and approach are structured to provide teachers with resources and case studies covering natural hazard topics within the new specifications. The pack includes teacher notes and student worksheets n nine topics, with case studies, key word definitions, skills development and review quizzes. The accompanying CD includes pdfs of the content and Powerpoints of key images for classroom use.
Cameron Dunn is a geography chief examiner and teaches geography at Westfield Girls School, Gosforth.
Topic 1 Plate tectonics 1.1 Defining a natural hazard 1.2 The distribution of the Earth's tectonic plates 1.3 Plate movement, and continental and oceanic plates 1.4 Plate margins (boundaries) Topic 2 Earthquakes 2.1 The distribution and causes of earthquakes 2.2 The Mercalli and Richter scales 2.3 Earthquake impacts in the developing world (Case study: Kashmir, 2005) 2.4 Earthquake impacts in the developed world (Case study: Chuetsu, 2004) Topic 3 Volcanoes 3.1 The distribution and causes of volcanoes 3.2 Volcanic impacts in the developed world (Case study: Mount Merapi, Indonesia) 3.3 Volcanic impacts in the developed world (Case study: Mount Vesuvius, Italy) 3.4 Benefits of living in hazardous environments Topic 4 Mega-events: super-volcanoes and tsunamis 4.1 What is a mega-event? 4.2 Super-volcanoes (Case study: Yellowstone, USA) 4.3 The 2004 Asian tsunami and its impacts 4.4 Managing tsunamis in the developed and developing world 00 Topic 5 Hazard response 00 5.1 The hazard management cycle 5.2 Immediate (short-term) response vs. long-term response 00 5.3 Using GIS in hazard response 5.4 Hazard response and sustainability Topic 6 Atmospheric systems and drought 6.1 The atmosphere 6.2 Global circulation 6.3 Hazard zones 6.4 Drought hazard Topic 7 Tropical cyclones 7.1 The distribution and causes of tropical cyclones 7.2 Impacts in the developing world (Case study: Cyclone Nargis, 2008) 7.3 Impacts in the developed world (Case study: Hurricane Katrina, 2005) 7.4 Technology and prediction Topic 8 Wildfires 8.1 Causes of wildfires 8.2 Effects of wildfires 8.3 Managing wildfires (Case study: California, 2007) 8.4 Climate change and hazards Topic 9 Floods 9.1 Physical and human causes of floods 9.2 Impacts of floods in the developing world (Case study: India, 2008) 9.3 Impacts of floods in the developed world (Case study: UK, 2007) 9.4 Managing floods: hard vs. soft engineering