DfEE Scheme of Work - Topics
YEAR SEVEN

Unit 1 Making connections

The main purpose of this unit is to further develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of places.

Unit 2 The restless earth - earthquakes and volcanoes TOPIC LINK TOPIC LINK2
In this unit pupils learn about the patterns and processes associated with earthquakes and volcanic activity.

Unit 3 People everywhere TOPIC LINK
In this unit pupils study different aspects of population - growth, structure and distribution - in different contexts.

Unit 4 Flood disaster - how do people cope? TOPIC LINK
This unit focuses on flood hazards. Pupils consider the effects of flooding and how people deal with them.

Unit 5 Exploring England
In this short unit pupils learn how England fits into the wider context of the UK and the British Isles.

Unit 6 World sport
This unit uses the context of association football to develop pupils' locational knowledge.


YEAR EIGHT

Unit 7 Rivers - a fieldwork approach

In this short unit pupils carry out fieldwork to investigate a section of a river and its valley and the changes that take place downstream.

Unit 8 Coastal environments TOPIC LINK
The focus of this unit is geomorphological patterns and processes.

Unit 9 Shopping - past, present and future
This unit deals with an aspect of the settlement theme - retail service provision.

Unit 10 Weather patterns over Europe
This unit focuses on patterns and processes associated with weather and climate.

Unit 11 Investigating Brazil TOPIC LINK TOPIC LINK2
In this unit pupils carry out a detailed study of Brazil as an example of a less economically developed country (LECD).

Unit 12 Images of a country
This unit aims to improve pupils' understanding of places by helping them to question their initial impressions of a country.


Unit 13 Limestone landscapes of England TOPIC LINK
This unit develops pupils' knowledge and understanding of the patterns and processes associated with massive limestone landscapes (rather than softer limestones such as oolitic limestone and chalk).

Unit 14 Can the earth cope? Ecosystems, population & resources TOPIC LINK TOPIC LINK2
This unit is in two parts: ecosystems, population and resources; and global futures/resource issues.

Unit 15 Crime and the local community
This short unit explores patterns of criminal activity within the local area.


YEAR NINE


Unit 16 What is development?

This unit focuses on the theme of development.

Unit 17 The changing economic geography of France
In this unit pupils learn about patterns of economic activity in France and their impact.

Unit 18 The global fashion industry
In this unit pupils develop their understanding of the global nature of economic activity and development through a study of the fashion industry.

Unit 19 Tourism - good or bad?
In this unit pupils examine the changing patterns, and the processes that cause them, in one particular economic activity - tourism.

Unit 20 Comparing countries
The focus of this unit is a comparative study of two countries at national scale; either two more economically developed countries (MEDCs), or one MEDC and one less economically developed country (LEDC).

Unit 21 Virtual volcanoes and internet earthquakes TOPIC LINK TOPIC LINK2
In this unit pupils learn about the patterns and processes associated with tectonic activity.

Unit 22 Mining on the internet
In this unit pupils compare the impact of change in a particular economic activity on two communities.

Unit 23 Local actions, global effects TOPIC LINK TOPIC LINK2
In this unit pupils investigate the conflict between increasing economic activity and conserving the environment and resources.
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EXTENSION
Generic Unit - Unit 24 Passport to the world
This unit focuses on extending pupils' knowledge and understanding of places and identifying their geographical contexts.
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