Under sea landforms

 Sub oceanic landforms/undersea landfroms

We are looking at ‘Undersea landforms’ see plate tectonics and ocean floor – and this we will go through this to understand key terminology about the plate movements and landforms – see Sea floor spreading and sea floor landforms …Watch this Short vid.

You will annotate several features of sub oceanic landforms your paper copy

We will also look at the importance of oceans  – read abiotic resources and more on abiotic.

You will then complete a) b) and c) of the past paper question 4 on the Oceans document for homework.This is due Monday.


Homework Fri 17th Feb

Government Report focusing on Strategies to Encourage Development

Your Role is that of a development advisor to the government

Your Task is to decide which development strategy or strategies are most appropriate to  improve the standard of living of a community represented by an individual

Choose an individual or group profile from the Kiva website – Anyone you feel you would like to help. You can browse Kiva by country, gender, economic sector, etc. Your homework for this weekend is simply to choose your individual or group by Wednesday’s lesson.


  1. Preliminary Research:

Once you find your person or group, take a screenshot of their profile and do some further research on the country or region they come from:

  • find information about their level of development and standard of living ( HDI- Fertility rate, GNP, disease etc )
  • Issues in their area or country ( government stability, economy, debt, war etc ) which might affect their level of development.
  • Main economic activities and growth rate
  • Climate, resources and physical nature of the country
  • Any other information that will help you with your decision


  1. Product

You will create a 1 page report recommending strategies that will help improve the standard of living and break the cycle of poverty of the community represented by an individual

You need to suggest the strategies we have discussed in class: AID, FDI, Fair Trade, Debt Relief, Market and Trade Access, Government policy, Remittances, as well as micro-financing through Kiva. If you find any other solution make sure to ask your teacher first.

All of your decisions must be supported with statistical and anecdotal evidence.

The report should be a 1 page proposal.


Links to your presentations and information sheets

Links to some useful resources if you are interested


Friday Feb 17th – Oceans

Your homework for this weekend is to answer these questions – by hand. The 10 mark question can be no longer than 2 sides. Use clear, concise English, paragraphs and appropriate terminology, as well as reference to examples or case studies.

Today we are starting our unit on Oceans. I will give you an end of topic test for ‘Hazards’ on Monday 27th Feb. So please revise well.


Monday 13th & Wed 15th Feb. Fukushima – Human induced hazard

Today we looked at the characteristics of Human induced disasters  ( you need ta get a sheet off me and copy down what we talked about). We referred to the the spider diagrams we have on human induced hazards.  We also focused on Fukushima disaster and it’s consequences – I shared these Fukushima notes and students made bullet point notes in 15 minutes,on their own google doc – no more than 1 page using the headings –


Consequences :-





Before next lesson – Please read these notes too and look at the map of the pollution

PLEASE NOTE – you should know Fukushima well as we also use it as our example for a technological disaster and cross boundary pollution event.