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Geography KS3: Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Issues

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

A tailor-made resource which fulfills requirements to teach SMSC issues across the curriculum. Geography naturally encourages awareness of the wider world and is therefore an ideal medium through which to explore these areas, on both a local and global level. The pack is linked to the Geography KS3 SoW.

Topics include: The environment; The E.U.; Consumerism; City life; Erosion of Britain's coastline; Pollution; Global interdependence; Farming; The Rain Forests; Endangered animals; Hurricanes; Earthquakes; Tourism and the natural world; Illegal immigration; Living standards in developed and under-developed countries; Multinational companies; Antarctica; Sustainable development; Fair trade; Global warming.

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Size: 71 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 396 6
Author(s): Helen Button
Code: GKSM
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Contents List



  • 7 HOME, SWEET HOME Students consider the environment around them and the impact they can have on it.
  • 9 EUROPEAN OUTLOOK? Students will gain an understand of what a 'community' is, through looking at arguments for and against joining the European Union.
  • 11 HAPPY SHOPPERS? Students take a look at the needs of the modern consumer.
  • 13 INNER CITY ISSUES Students consider the advantages and disadvantages of modern-day living in a typical inner city.
  • 15 GUARDING THE GREENBELT Students consider why careful planning is required in order to protect the environment, and learn about some of the conflicts that can arise as a result of this.
  • 17 THE VANISHING COAST Students look at the arguments for and against defending Britain's eroding coastline.
  • 19 RUINING RIVERS Students learn about the ways in which rivers are used and how pollution can be prevented.
  • 21 THE GLOBAL KITCHEN Students consider the interdependence between countries, using food as the key idea.
  • 23 UNFRIENDLY FARMING Students think about how farming has changed and the ethical problems of modern farming practices.
  • 25 ITALY - A DIVIDED COUNTRY? Students explore how lifestyles in the North and South of Italy are very different, due to human (social and economic) and physical factors.
  • 27 DEFORESTATION DILEMMAS Students explore the reasons behind the destruction of the tropical rainforests.
  • 29 A FIGHT IN THE FOREST Students consider the effect of deforestation on the way of life of the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest, looking at the Kayapo tribe as an example.
  • 31 ANIMAL RIGHTS? Students examine the plight of endangered species, focussing on the elephant as a case study.
  • 33 HURRICANE ALERT! Students consider the impact of hurricanes on more and less developed countries, and learn that countries respond to the danger in different ways.
  • 35 OUR DYNAMIC EARTH This lesson enables students to gain an insight into how an earthquake can affect an individual.
  • 37 TOURISM TROUBLES Students consider how National Parks need to be carefully managed to avoid being spoiled by visitors.
  • 39 ON SAFARI Students look at the effects tourism in Kenya has on the wildlife, the environment and the people.
  • 41 A BETTER LIFE? This lesson looks at why millions of Mexicans risk everything to migrate to the USA - and the problems illegal immigrants are causing there.
  • 43 POPULATION PRESSURES Students consider the reasons why birth rates are high in less developed countries, but are low in more developed countries.
  • 45 AID - A HELPING HAND? Students learn about the different types of aid and how they are appropriate to differing disaster situations.
  • 47 SHANTY LIFE Work on this page helps students to understand that the quality of life can differ greatly, both in and between countries.
  • 49 THE PRICE OF SUCCESS Students learn about the 'sacrifices' made by the Japanese people, in order to improve the standard of living in their country.
  • 51 ALPINE ANTICS Students consider the advantages and disadvantages of winter sports in alpine areas.
  • 53 MULTINATIONALS Looking at the advantages and disadvantages that multinational companies bring to less developed countries.
  • 55 ANTARCTICA By considering how different interest groups want to 'use' Antarctica, students can question who, if anyone, actually has the right to do so.
  • 57 FINDING AN ALTERNATIVE Students learn about the renewable or non-renewable nature of the resources we use - and consider the need for sustainable development.
  • 59 TEA TIME Students find out what happens to the money we pay for our tea, thus gaining an understanding of the concept of fair trade.
  • 61 HOTTING UP! Students look at the causes and effects of global warming and consider the role of countries and individuals in tackling the problem.


  • 62 (1) THE EUROPEAN UNION For use with page 8/9, EUROPEAN OUTLOOK.
  • 63 (2) EROSION For use with page 16/17, THE VANISHING COAST.
  • 64 (3) BUTTON'S FARM For use with page 22/23, UNFRIENDLY FARMING
  • 65 (4) ITALY For use with page 24/25, A DIVIDED COUNTRY?
  • 66 (5) NEWSPAPER FRAME For use with page 28/29, A FIGHT IN THE FOREST
  • 67 (6) COUNTING THE COSTS For use with page 32/33, HURRICANE ALERT!
  • 68 (7) DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS For use with page 44/45, AID - A HELPING HAND?
  • 69 (8) THE MATSUSHITA FAMILY For use with page 48/49, THE PRICE OF SUCCESS
  • 70 (9) ANTARCTICA FACTS For use with page 54/55, ANTARCTICA
  • 71 (10) WIND FARM PLAN For use with page 56/57, FINDING AN ALTERNATIVE

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Even though some aspects would need to be updated, the ideas could be useful now more than ever in terms of discussion and debate in the classroom. Also suitable for KS2.
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