Unit 1: Weather and Climate Change
During this unit students will recap the study the weather that was started in Horizon. This includes how different elements of the weather are measured and recorded, how the hydrological cycle works in order to answer the question ‘why does it rain?’ They will explore the difference between weather and climate and see where different climate zones are in the world.
The main assessment task will be based around a homework project and climate change based essay.
Unit 2: Ecosystems – Rainforest and Polar Tundra
This unit is about the fragile ecosystems of our planet
Unit 3: Water Resources and Rivers: Do we have equal rights to resources?
This is unit about water resource use, conflict and management. Within this unit learners are encouraged to understand the consequences of their own use of water and appreciate how important it is to manage this essential resource. They contrast their own experiences with those living in the Middle East where access to a constant and clean water supply provides a challenge. They are given opportunities to decide for themselves how they would manage water in the future and make informed decisions on their personal water consumption.
Unit 4: Leisure and Tourism (Tourism Good or Bad?)
During this unit students will study the differences between leisure and tourism industries. They will look locally at the variety of leisure facilities available in Jersey, as well as looking at trends in tourism across the UK. Tourism as an industry can be both good and bad for destinations, and a sustainable approach to use in the future is important. All these aspects will be explored.
*Note: There is some flexibility between units depending on whether classes have one to two lessons per week on the rotation.
Weather reports and maps - www.bbc.co.uk/weather
The Times - http://www.the-times.co.uk
Discovery Channel - http://www.discovery.com
National Geographic - http://www.nationalgoegraphic.com
CNN - http://www.cnn.com
General information http://www.geography.about.com
Map work - http://www.worldatlas.com