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Tectonics

Key Questions Knowledge, Understanding, Skills, Content Activities Resources
·        What does the Earth look like? ·         to understand that the Earth is made of up three main layers

·         to understand what the Earth’s crust looks like

·         Q&A to establish how much the students already know about what the Earth looks like

·         read p. 108-9

·         complete Q.1 and 2

·         Geog.1
·         What are plates?

·         What are the main plates?

·         How do plates move?

·         to understand what plates are

·         to know the names of the main ones and be able to locate them on a world map

·         briefly discuss the concept of ‘convection currents’

·         Q&A to establish what plates are

·         write down a definition

·         using atlases, find a map of the Earth’s plates and discuss it

·         students to then write plate names and draw arrows for their direction on their own map

·         discuss ‘convection currents’ and draw a diagram to show what they are. Write a brief description.

·         (read p.110-111 in Geog.1)

·         definition on PP

·         plates WS, atlases

·         Geog.1

·         What is the global location of earthquakes and volcanoes? ·         to understand that there are certain areas that are more susceptible to earthquakes and/or volcanoes than others ·         show diagram of the global location of earthquakes. Students copy onto their own world map.

·         show diagram of the global location of volcanoes. Students copy onto their own world map.

·         PP with diagrams

·         blank world maps

·         What happens at plate boundaries? ·         to appreciate that different things happen at plate boundaries depending on what type of boundary it is ·         read p.112-3

·         go through PP and explain in more detail

·         students to draw their own diagrams with annotations

·         Red Alert Zones WS – students to locate certain places on their plates

·         prep – ‘The Missing Clue’ crossword

·         Geog.1 books

·         PP presentation

·         Red Alert Zones

·         The Missing Clue crossword

·         What is an Earthquake? ·         to understand what earthquakes are and why they happen

·         to understand what the Richter Scale is and how it differs from the Mercalli Scale

·         read p.114-5

·         write out a definition of ‘Earthquakes’

·         complete Q.1-5

·         Geog.1 books

·         definition

·         What happened in Iran in 2003? ·         to investigate an Earthquake case study ·         read p116-7 in Geog.1

·         complete Q.1-2 & 4-5

·         Geog.1 books
·         What happened in San Francisco in 1989? ·         to compare the Iran earthquake with an earthquake in an MEDC ·         watch video

·         discuss similarities and differences

·         video
·         What are volcanoes? ·         to understand what volcanoes are and why they erupt ·         brainstorm what students already know about volcanoes

·         copy diagram with annotations from p.118 in Geog.1, also on the board

·         complete Q.1, 3-5

·         make pop-up volcano

·         profile of a volcano WS

·         Geog.1 books

·         PP presentation

·         pop-up volcano WS

·         profile of a volcano WS

·         What happened when Montserrat erupted in 1995? ·         to examine the case study of Montserrat ·         read p.120-1

·         complete Q.1-5

·         Geog.1 books
·         Why do people live in danger zones? ·         to appreciate that there are some benefits of living in a danger zone ·         brainstorm any possible reasons for living in a danger zone

·         read p.124-5

·         complete Q.1-7

·         Geog.1 books
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