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Lee Hunter

Deputy Head Teacher at The Tiffin Girls’ School in London

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Sam Wintle

Class Teacher (Year 3) at Ursula Taylor Lower School, Clapham, Beds:

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Geography & wildlife teaching resources

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A Pilot flying tourists around Botswana

You are a pilot flying tourists from Botswana’s capital, Gabarone, to the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. What do you notice about how the landscape of the country changes as you fly north?
ecosystems;
population & settlement;
population density & distribution
Geography: 1.2b,
3c, 3f

Science:
3.4c
Travelling along the River Volta in Ghana
You are in a boat travelling south along the River Volta.  What differences might you notice in the types of farming as you travel from the north of Ghana to the south?  What might explain the differences?
economic activities; farming; ecosystems; weather & climate
Geography: 1.2b, 1.5a, 3f
Science:
3.4c
Wildlife in the Ivory Coast
You are a professor at the University of St Andrews and a member of the Scottish Primate Research Group.  Why might you be particularly interested in carrying out research in Ivory Coast?  Who amongst your colleagues in the School of Biology might also be interested in Ivory Coast?
development; environmental issues; conservation
Geography: 1.2b, 1.4a, 2.1d
Science: 3.4c
Working for a tour operator in Kenya
You work for a tour operator in Kenya.  How confident are you that Kenya’s tourist industry will grow over the next decade?  What reasons might you have to worry?
tourism; development; environmental issues; economic activities
Geography: 1.3a, 1.5a, 2.1d
Citizenship: 1.2c
Overfishing on the coast of Senegal You are a fisherman living on the Senegalese coast.  You have noticed that it has steadily become harder to find fish.  Why might this be? economic activities; farming; population & settlement; population growth; resources; food Geography: 1.2b, 1.6a, 1.6b, 3h
Flora in South Africa
You are an enthusiastic amateur botanist.  Where in South Africa might you choose to visit?  What might explain the large variety of flora in this area?
resources; ecosystems, environmental issues; conservation
Geography: 1.2b, 1.6a, 2.1g
Science: 3.4c
Conservation work in Zambia
You are a conservationist working in Zambia.  What species in particular might you be trying to protect?  What difficulties might you have doing so?

population & settlement; migration; population density & distribution; sustainable development; environmental issues; conservation
Geography: 1.2b, 1.6a, 2.1a, 3h
Science: 3.4c
Citizenship: 2.1a, 2.2d

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