Exploring Geography in a Changing World,
By Simon Ross
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
140 pages, Illustrated
$42.50 Paper original
Exploring Geography in a Changing World is a new Key Stage 3 series designed to present real-life geography to motivate and stimulate pupils. With challenging content, engaging practical activities and an emphasis on ‘thinking skills’ pupils can achieve a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for progression to GCSE. Book 3 addresses global issues such as population distribution, the contrast between rich and poor societies and environmental concerns. Opportunities for fieldwork are provided throughout the course, and pupils relate the content to the real world through the Issues activities at the end of each chapter.
- Challenging content for real-life geography
- Aimed at middle- to high-achieving pupils
- Each year of the course is focused on a different scale, from the local environment and the UK in Year 7, Europe in Year 8 and the global environment in Year 9.
- Key geographical themes are explored and revisited throughout the course
- Each theme concludes with an issues-based decision-making task, relating the content pupils have covered to the real world
- Full coverage of the new national curriculum
Table of Contents:
A A global sense of place
B Global geography
C Latitude and longitude
D Time zones
E Sustainable development
G Issue: Why are Wimbledon’s tennis balls made in the Philippines?
Chapter 1: Development Issues
A What is development?
B Can development be measured?
C Patterns of development: rich world, poor world?
D Living off rubbish: the poverty trap
E Aid and development
F Issue: How can the threat of cholera be reduced?
Chapter 2: Weather and Climate
A Global weather
B Global climates
C Living in the wettest place on Earth: Mawsynram, India
D Extreme weather: hurricanes
E Global warming
F Issue: What will be the effects of global warming?
Chapter 3: Global Tectonics
A Understanding the Earth: clues from below the sea
B The theory of plate tectonics
C Why do plates move around?
D Iceland: living on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
E Living in the shadow of a volcano
F Living with earthquakes in San Francisco
G Tsunami 2004: the wave of destruction
H Issue: Rebuilding Nusa - how can communities recover from natural disasters?
Chapter 4: Global Ecosystems
A Global biomes
B Life in the Amazon jungle: tropical rainforests
C Living in extreme environments: hot deserts
D Coral reefs: rainforests of the sea
E Issue: How might global warming affect the Arctic ecosystem?
Chapter 5: People of the World
A The distribution of the world’s people
B Population density in Egypt
C The world’s growing population
D Bangladesh: a country with a rapidly growing population
E Refugees: the world’s forgotten people?
F Issue: Should China’s one child policy be relaxed?
Chapter 6: Global Cities
A Global cities
B Living in the slums: Mumbai, India
C Dubai: city in the desert
D Sustainable towns and cities
E Issue: How can the design for Dongtan ‘ecotown’ be improved?
Chapter 7: Global Food and Farming
A Farming around the world
B Where does my breakfast come from?
C Growing rice in the Ganges delta
D Fairtrade bananas from the Windward Islands
E Food and famine in Africa
F Issue: Should Kenyan farmers grow flowers for Europe?
Chapter 8: Managing Resources
A What are resources?
B Water: the world’s most precious resource?
C Global energy resources
D Human resources and the fashion industry
E Global fishing industry
F Issue: Should whaling be completely banned?
Chapter 9: Tourism
A Global tourism: patterns and trends
B Tourism in America’s ‘sunshine state’
C Namibia: tourism on the wild side
D Tourism in paradise: the Maldives
E Ecotourism: Rancho Margot, Costa Rica
F Issue: Should tourists be allowed to visit Antarctica
Chapter 10: Global Environmental Issues
A Global environmental issues
B Spreading deserts and soil erosion
C Tropical rainforests, chicken nuggets and orang-utans
D Plastic soup in the Pacific Ocean
E Issue: Can geographers save the world?
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