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Decision Making in Geography

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Encourage students to carefully think-through geographical issues and problems at Key Stage 3. By working through geography decision making processes individually and in groups, KS3 students gain confidence in making their own decisions. A strongly process-based and student-centric worksheet resource with clear, well-timed lesson plans.

Topics include: Making decisions on bypass construction; Factory location; Supermarket location; Coping with natural disasters; Farming; Quarrying; Overfishing and pollution.

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Size: 66 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 251 8
Author(s): Steve Warner
Code: DMGE
Popularity rank: 165
Average Customer Review:  * * * * *  based on 1 review

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Contents List



  • 7 MIGRATE OR STAY? Thought-provoking worksheet that explores the reasons behind human migration, and the pros and cons of various types of move.
  • 9 BUILD A BY-PASS This worksheet explores the issues raised in by-pass construction, from the point of view of local residents and traffic planners.
  • 11 NEW NEW TOWN Students consider elements that go to make up a successful town, and incorporate these into their own designs of towns for the 21st Century.
  • 13 SHANTY TOWN 1 In the first of a pair of worksheets on this topic, students discover what life in a shanty town is like.
  • 15 SHANTY TOWN 2 Following on from the previous worksheet, students devise strategies for improving the quality of life in shanty towns.
  • 17 THE TOURIST TRADE Students consider different popular holiday destinations in Europe, and find out what each has to offer.
  • 19 AMERICA A stimulating lesson plan in which students consider their preconceptions about the USA and how these match up with travel promotions - and reality.
  • 21 WELL SETTLED Students explore the rationale behind early human choice of settlement sites and apply their understanding to a practical exercise.
  • 23 PONCHOS FOR BARBIE! An entertaining lesson in which students discover for themselves the advantages of specialisation in manufacturing as they endeavour to create efficient production lines.
  • 25 INNER CITY BLUES What is urban regeneration? Which areas are in need of it? How can it be brought about successfully?
  • 27 TRADE CHALLENGE Another thoroughly enjoyable lesson plan which makes the point through game-playing that a nation's level of development profoundly affects its ability to trade.
  • 29 INDUSTRIAL LOCATION Students consider factors that influence factory location, and then put their understanding to work in a practical exercise.


  • 31 COASTAL MANAGEMENT This worksheet explores the problems of coastal erosion and looks at the various solutions available.
  • 33 EARTHQUAKE! What happens when there is an earthquake? What are its effects? How do people respond?
  • 35 TAKE THE WEATHER This worksheet examines how different types of weather affect different groups of people in very different ways.
  • 37 ON THE FARM This worksheet looks at different types of farming and how each approach requires different resources and generates a different level of income.
  • 39 IN NATIONAL PARKS Thought-provoking worksheet exploring the fact that National Parks have become victims of their own success, with tourism causing problems.
  • 41 THE WATER CYCLE This worksheet explores the nature of the water cycle, and how human activity can influence it.
  • 43 COASTAL EROSION Students discover the process by which a headland erodes into stacks and arches.
  • 45 VOLCANIC ERUPTION In this thought-provoking lesson plan, students gain an understanding of the magnitude and effects of volcanic eruptions.
  • 47 DEFORESTATION IN THE AMAZON This worksheet introduces the causes of deforestation and the many effects it can have.


  • 49 TOURIST POLLUTION A stimulating look at the negative impacts tourism can have on a variety of natural habitats.
  • 51 RECYCLE THIS! How much of our household waste do we recycle? How much of it could we recycle? Students devise practical schemes to improve recycling in school and at home.
  • 53 INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION This lesson plan examines some of the many forms of industrial pollution that exist, and the impact they can have.
  • 55 OPEN-CAST DEVELOPMENT An interesting worksheet that gets students to consider the development options for a former open-cast mining site.
  • 57 ORGANIC VERSUS CHEMICAL FARMING Defines these two types of farming, and highlights the differences (and similarities) between them.
  • 59 EXPANDING ESTATES This worksheet explores different types of housing development, with students encouraged to argue the merits of each type.
  • 61 SHOPPING ENQUIRY Students devise an investigation into the use of a local shopping centre. This can be extended to include a fieldwork visit and analysis of the data collected.
  • 63 DESERTIFICATION This worksheet looks at the causes of desertification, the problems it causes and remedies to prevent it.
  • 65 IN TOWN Students take part in a practical exercise to examine the feasibility of a new fast food outlet in their local town.

Additional Resources: Online Assessment

Preview tests forDevelopment andCoasts delivered via our Yacapaca assessment system.

These tests are part of a larger assessment resource which can be foundhere.



Ian Grove-Stephensen at Chalkface Project

I downloaded this to help my own children during the lockdown. It is a great resource for helping students to really think.
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Anna Gunby at Geographical Association

....finds a welcome place in the resource cupboard, and not only to be resorted to on rainy afternoons!
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Anna Gunby at Geographical Association

30 sheets covering an impressive range of topics... offers good value for this kind of pack.
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