Geographic theme: Extreme environments revision

Unit Contents


Google Earth

Teacher generated Google Earth project

Revising Extreme Environments

Geo tool

Case studies and examples

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Required case studies

  • Case study of one cold environment to illustrate the issues [opportunities and challenges for mineral extraction in cold environments]
  • Case study of one arid environment to illustrate the issues [opportunities and challenges for mineral extraction in arid environments]
  • One case study illustrating the human and physical dimensions of desertification
  • One case study to highlight the issues [Increasing competition for access to resources in extreme environments]
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Required detailed examples

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Case study revision

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ee.1 The characteristics of extreme environments

Content and context

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ee.2 Physical processes and landscapes

Content and context

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ee.3 Managing extreme environments

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ee.4 Extreme environments futures

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Extreme environments revision clock

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Revision clocks are an auditing approach. It takes a unit of work, broken down into logical chunks. The challenge is for the user to write all their knowledge and understanding into each section, in turn, within a certain time limit. I give my students 90 seconds or 2 minutes per section to write all they know/understand. Repeat until the whole clock has been done. We then review any 'gaps' and address these in a different pen colour.

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Extreme environments concept corners

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Concept corners are like mini-concept maps. The challenge is to link all the elements together on the sheet. Bottom left to bottom right, top left and top right etc. On each link you must explain the connection. Try and add examples where possible.

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Extreme environments concept mapping