Category: Geography 12

Monday 27th March & work set for Tuesday 28th

Today we will briefly go over homogenisation of urban and rural landscapes. We looked at urban mostly but need to go over rural changes. Either one or both could come up on a paper. See past paper questions on environment and make sure you could answer these.

We will move on to Socio-cultural change. You will answer questions 1 & 2 in my absence. The temporal and spatial growth of 2 branded commodities and glocalisation.

On Thursday 30th we will discuss the affect of cultural diffusion on tribes and answer question 3.

Environment cont Thursday 9th March and homework reading

Effects multi national manufacturing Bhopal – USA chemical plant in India – also eg of technological hazard.

Transboundary pollution – Fukushima – and another  or  

Deepwater Horizon. – Answer for ‘consequences of increasing demand of a raw material = Oil.’

Civil Society and the environment – Greenpeace

Homogenisation of landscapes – Please make sure you read over this for homework…and revise well for your exams.

Homework March 3rd – Outsourcing & some reading for Monday

Please read over  these questions and their answers – 1 & 2 and answer q3 for homework this weekend.  Use geogalltheway and read pages 87 – 90 in Global Interactions book and pages 585 – 587 in Planet Geog chapter Economic interactions and flows and also refer to the IB study guide as it is to the point. You will answer handwritten and no more than 2 and half sides. Please plan out using the notes on slide 9 from the powerpoint as a guide. 

As you are missing Monday’s class please read these notes on

Agro-industrialisation ( Agribusiness ) and the environmental consequences – check this  useful board shot and if necessary add the doc above to fill in any gaps

Food miles and the envt

consequences of increasing demand of a raw material = Oil.

notes on Oil and read the links attached to this.




Thursday 2nd March – Outsourcing

Information flows

Explain the role of ICT in the growth of international outsourcing.

Information flows and outsourcing

Outsourcing: The process of taking internal company functions and paying an outside firm to handle them. The process of outsourcing part of your business operations to another company is known as subcontracting.


The internet as it was launched 1993


Americans Outsourcing overseas video

Growth and development of ICT has revolutionised the way in which we work and where we work..major force in globalisation. See Trump

Answer these questions in groups use geogalltheway and read pages 87 – 90 in Global Interactions book and pages 585 – 587 in PLanet Geog chapter Economic interactions and flows.

Financial flows

Today we had a recap of the relative importance of various financial flows and then looked at the flow of labour – Mexico to USA and went through the causes of the movement and consequences – reminding ourselves about the migration unit we did last year. We then looked at a couple of videos on how USA controls flow of these migrants.

Labour flows

Explain the causes and effects of one major flow of labour between two countries.

Movement of people has implications some of which we have covered in population and some which we will cover in other units – culture, sovereignty etc.

Look at this presentation  & Read this about Poles to UK- useful ideas  

Mexicans to USA – or Turks to Germany or any other example

Causes and consequences notes

See Responses to loss of sovereignty – Border control – watch all the video clips from Geographyalltheway see also the links and videos on this page and answer the question on there.

Make sure you can answer this question  ‘ Explain attempts to control migration into one named country’ (10 marks)

Next lesson we will look at outsourcing

Wednesday – Changing space – the shrinking world.

Today we will look at our shrinking world and the space-time convergence. How changes and improvements/innovations in transport have made travel time shorter and brought places closer…shrinking the world.

Watch this video ‘The Shrinking world’ made in 1946

Open workbooks to page 16 – as you go through this section on ‘The Shrinking world’ you will answer the questions on pages 16 to 18.

First we must look at the concept of Time space convergence – Read  your ‘Global Interactions’ books  pages 27 to 32 ( Note fig 3 page 30 is important in understanding and illustrating this concept. See also this chapter from the blue ‘course companion’ book to help ( These are at the back of the room if you would rather read the book. See also Planet geog 566 to 568.

Answer the 2 practise questions below, in pairs – you may use and refer to an appropriate diagram if you want to answer this one.

‘Explain what is meant by time space convergence’ (10 marks) See the mark scheme to help you plan your answer

Using examples, explain the relationship between transport innovation and reduced friction of distance (10 marks)

Read page 19 in your workbook and jot some notes down under the debate statement

“ In today’s world, with the internet and high speed transport, Geography no longer matters.”


Monday – Globalisation is it good or bad?

Is it Good or Bad? Today we will start looking at the pros and cons

You have a hard copy of this worksheet  now make a copy and fill it in digitally – as you watch the videos and read the articles below – use bullet sentences and egs.  You should keep a copy of this sheet and every time we cover another issue in future you can add egs to it so by the end of the topic we have a few good egs of pros and cons of globalisation.

Read the following article ‘Globalisation – good or bad? then read this fact sheet ‘ The Challenge of Globalisation’.

Now watch these videos…Just how useful is globalisation? (2.5 mins)

Globalisation – Benefits ( 9mins) same presenter different perspective Globalisation Disadvantages (11 mins)

Pros and cons  (3.36 mins) and another – simplified (3 mins)

Globalisation – poverty and trade (9mins) Ideas trump crises (14 mins)

Navigating our global future ( 9mins)






Homework – due in Monday 30th January

Homework:- Due in Monday January 30th

1 Read pages 563 to 565 in ‘Planet Geography’ chapter   and answer questions 1 & 2 on page 565.

2. Read over the following powerpoints –  this powerpoint on measuring cores and peripheries and another old one –  cores and peripheries powerpoint.

Use the info you have read to answer the questions below – use the markscheme on here  – egs past questions on core and peripheries – to help you answer. 

a) Explain how global core areas can be distinguished from peripheral areas (10 marks)

b) ‘Describe and explain the location of global core and peripheral areas’ (10 marks)

Measuring Globalisation continued

Today you will complete the choropleth map of KOF and we will look at recent changes across the world. We will also compare with AT Kierney and evaluate the strenghts and weaknesses of the KPF index.

KOF since 1970 see the changes through time now complete the table page 8 of workbook using this 2016 KOF index information

compare KOF and A T Kierney see strengths and weaknesses answer of indices answer

Fill in the sheet you have page 12 of the workbook.We will then look at cores and peripheries.