is Mrs Morgan of Hope Cottages worried about her Bed and Breakfast
Designed for AQA A GCSE, this mystery explores
the wider effects and consequences that quarrying might have in the Peak
District. Thank you to Julie Menhennett,
Assistant Headteacher, Howard of
Hope Quarry instructions
Hope Quarry PowerPoint
resource for IWB
Designed for AQA A
GCSE (but applicable to other specifications too) as a revision activity to run on Promethean
The definition is provided in
the box and pupils have to drag the correct word into the box below - if
it stays in the box it is correct. Definitions are taken from
Understanding Geography GCSE. There is lots of
scope with these and they are great for revision lesson starters
and can be used in a variety of ways - You can time pupils to see
who is quickest, See who gets the furthest,
Group keywords together
the box (Activ Studio flipchart) with thanks to Howard Price,
Failsworth School in Manchester
Find someone who .... has been a tourist
This activity is from Nat Johnson from
Wolgarston High School School.
Giles are farmers: How are their lives connected?
Another gem of a mystery from Gary Dawson at Fair
Oak High School. This mystery could be used in a Crime or
globalisation unit, although at Fair Oak it is used during a
small unit on the Geography of Drugs (which probably gives the
game away!) The link is
here and a movie can be found
has developed the mystery with this sequel and now poses the
Why is Giles concerned about reducing poverty in Africa?
Fair-trade mystery from
Grace so excited? Grace lives in Ghana and her family are cocoa
have the Parry's changed their holiday destination? Mystery
worksheet from Malcolm Kennedy,
Sacred Heart Catholic College,
Thinking Skills placemat,
Newquay mystery cards,
Newquay PowerPoint with thanks to Jason Stafford, Murray Park
Get out of your seats geography!
Find someone who ... Shopping can be used at the start, in the
middle or at the end of a lesson; the activity is easily adapted and the
questions can be changed according to the local situation. Gary
Dawson, Fair Oak Business and Enterprise College, Rugeley, Staffs.
MG Rover mystery
cards and MG Rover
PowerPoint with a focus on Industrial decline and globalisation.
Thanks to Adam Lawson, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden,
Farming lesson plan (featuring Most Likely to) and Decision
matrix. Alan Jeanes at Simon Langton Boys School
Robert Brown got a job as manager of Ultra Electronics Engineering on the
Towers Business Park?
This mystery has been created by
Gary Dawson and Simon Tomkinson from Fair Oak School in
Rugeley using a local example of industrial change. Pupils sort the
cards in order to answer the mystery.
is Hans Lufer planning to go back to Schlema?
This mystery has been created by
Dennis Vickers from Alleynes High School in Stone
using a case study from the former Eastern Germany. Pupils sort the
cards to solve the mystery. For further information on
Schlema please visit our Saxony
Industry dominoes by
Gavin Sterry, Wilmslow
High School with acknowledgements to Richard Allen
for the format.
is Rosa doing Annie's job?
is doing Annie's
job, but why is she working longer hours and earning less money ?
is part of a Y9 unit of work on 'The Geography of the Global Fashion
Business'. Thank you to Gary Dawson of Fair Oak High School.
These two ladies have become quite famous and there are now more
materials to support this mystery. Christine Lloyd Staples has an
alternative version for less able pupils and for those doing their first
Annie and Rosa cards and assessment and
pupil recording sheet. Follow how teachers use Annie and Rosa on the
Katharine's movie here
Globalisation and Fashion
has been working with some geography departments and has brought
many of the KS3 strategies, strong links with literacy together
with good use of ICT, to produce materials to support The
Global Fashion Industry. All the materials are here; it is
suggested that you download each one (there are 11 files in
total) and put them in one folder; the PowerPoint presentation
has hyperlinks to the Word files.
Nike statements - True or False?
Global Jeans cards
Export Processing Zones from No Logo by Naomi Klein
A Different Country from No Logo by Naomi Klein
Our Branded World from No Logo by Naomi Klein
What happened to Carmelita? from No Logo by Naomi Klein
Suited for the Factory Life from No Logo by Naomi Klein
The Age of the Superbrand by from No Logo by Naomi Klein
This links nicely with the mystery
Why is Rosa doing Annie's job? elsewhere on this site.With thanks to Cath Cinnamon and
colleagues, KS3 FSS Consultant, Westminster LEA
haven't Pedro's children got shoes to wear?
John Lewis from Padgate High School, Warrington has
offered this lesson which follows on from the BBC programme on
Trade, Development and Aid which uses banana growing in Ecuador
as a case study. He has used it successfully with Yr 9.
|Why is Omar
stitching footballs secretly at home?
Football mystery Robert Gray, Head of Geography at
Nottingham Bluecoat School has created this mystery which
forms the assessment for their World Sport unit in year 7. We
used the Oxford Geog.1 texts to provide the information for the
Mystery cards, and ask the students to use the writing frame
(based on Geoff Hannan's ideas of "go for 5") to provide a
structure to their written answer.
Writing frame To prepare the students we talk about the idea
of the mystery as a "big question", and ask them to consider
what the little (sub) questions might be to help us answer the
connects these photos? Clue: an industry in UK! from Val
Vannet, High School of Dundee.
Development of a tourist resort
This living graph activity gets pupils to reflect on
the application of a model identifying the
seven stages of tourism development over time.
Pupil activity and graph Rob Gray and his department at
Nottingham Bluecoat School.
Why is Farmer Baxter
building a new accommodation block?
Map of the area
Stockton, Cheadle High School
Call Centres Mystery
The puzzle is : “Why did Dilip, who lives
in Bangalore, change his name to David?”
The description and statements are here. Val Vannet, High School
Most Likely to ....
In this activity you will need to
provide the pupils with photos to make their choices from -
Shopping Past Present and Future KS3
Simon Renshaw, Roundhill
Community College, Leicester