Unit B4: Economic activity and energy

Intro to B4:

This PowerPoint is NOT in the library but tells you what is involved and where to find the information:


Lesson 1 Classifying and displaying economic activity

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • How are the sectors of industry classified?

  • How the sectors of industry related to each other?

  • Ho can each countries employment patterns be displayed?


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Homework:
Textbook wiki links:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.1++Economic+activity+classification
and part of http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.2+Graphing+Economic+Activity
You will need some of it for next week.
Other Links:

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Lesson 2 How does economic activity vary between places and times?

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • Why is economic activity different in places with different levels of development?

  • How has Malaysia 's industrial structure changed and why?

  • How has the UKs industrial structure changed and why?

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Homework:
Textbook wiki links:http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.3.Changing+economic+activities+

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Lesson 3 Why are industries located where they are?

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • What is the informal economy and what are the problems with employment in it?

  • What are the factors that influence the location of new business?

  • Why are these factors important and to whom?
  • When an area declines, what are impacts?


PowerPoint:
Class notes:
Homework:
Textbook wiki links:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.5+Locating+industry
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.4+Informal+employment+
Other Links
Romy Earns LotS of Lush Cash Meaning Getting Everything Trendy

Lesson 4 Why is Nissan located in Sunderland?

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • Why does industrial decline happen?

  • What are the effects of industrial decline?

  • Why did Nissan move to Sunderland?
  • How has the move affected Sunderland?


PowerPoint:
Class notes:
Homework:
Textbook wiki links:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.5+Locating+industry
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.5B+Case+study+of++one+high+tech+industry%29
Other Links
This came from the Times and has some good stuff on it about Nissan



Fieldwork assignment

Mark 1 instruction sheet :
Textbook wiki link : http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.12+Fieldwork+for+Economic+Activity

Lesson 5 Fieldwork run-down and why did economic activity change in Wales

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • Do you know what to do with the fieldwork?

  • Have you thought of any questions you need answering?

  • Why was coal mining so successful in S Wales and why did it end?
  • Why were iron foundries located where they were but not the steel mills?


PowerPoint:
Class notes: These are NOT for printing out
These are for printing out

Homework: See Mark 1 instruction sheet above
Link to wiki-textbook for the project:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.12+Fieldwork+for+Economic+Activity

I am beginning to add some examples of the good ones as they come in to the textbook wiki page - that included my rather poultry effort added to set people going!


http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.12+Fieldwork+for+Economic+Activity

Lesson 6 South Wales past and future as an economy

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • Recall what we covered last week

  • How did the coming of the steel industry change the economic activity?

  • What is the future for South Wales?

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Wiki textbook link:http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4.6.Changes+in+Industry+-+South+Wales

Lesson 7 Reviewing economic activities and informal employment

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • Look at what the unit involves

  • How are economic activities classified? How do they change from place to place and over time?

  • What is informal employment?


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Class notes:
Homework: None issued

Wiki textbook link:

Good revision on economic activity - great sounds too!
http://api.ning.com/files/7FzjYzoL9xXYN6FrFA4WUWUTiyLvwb*7O5E3iZqp-HYUaxji6QKICIrp60X3-Ux4plD8X9Z5GY-66BnSchcrnGG6dwLTsZyM/1Economicactivity.wmv

Lesson 8: Reviewing location and growth of economic activities

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • Look at what the unit involves

  • Where are different economic activities found and why?

  • Where are they growing/changing and why?

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Lesson 9:Energy sources

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • Where the energy sources are and where it is consumed?

  • What are the different types of energy? How long will they last? Advantages? Disadvantages?
  • What are the energy sources in your country?

  • What do you need to think about when you are doing a survey?

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Links: for homework:
http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/index.htm - has most of it!! But don’t go into detail of how it is produced – just basics as in classwork examples
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy has quite a lot of good things
http://www.geocities.com/daveclarkecb/ElecGenProsCons.html go to the bottom to find a comprehensive table of pros and cons

Lesson 10:Research skills

Objectives: to be able to
  • Know how to set questions in a questionnaire and how to convert them into number prior to drawing a graph

  • Annotate a map with a purpose of give partiuclar information
  • Research the energy sources in your country

  • Use information to construct a survey and collate the results

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Mock homework file from Wales:


Own country files:
England: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_in_England
Wales: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Wales
Scotland:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Scotland#Energy
Cyprus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Cyprus#Statistics
Spain: This gives you all you will even need for Spain
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/energy_policy/doc/factsheets/mix/mix_es_en.pdf
Dubai: interesting article about the future hopes with some good figures
http://gulfnews.com/business/general/nuclear-matters-1.121033
Nigeria:


China: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_policy_of_China
Tunisia:http://www.eoearth.org/article/Energy_profile_of_Tunisia
http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/SuccessStories/SolarenergyinTunisia/tabid/4715/language/en-US/Default.aspx
Italy: ( with links in to wind and nuclear power in particular)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Italy#Energy_and_natural_resources
Portugal :http://ec.europa.eu/energy/energy_policy/doc/factsheets/mix/mix_pt_en.pdf

Lesson for week 13: Mock exam review

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Homework:
For the homework choose to do 2 ALTOGETHER only. Base your choice on those you failed to attempt at all (having done a different one or 2) and then on the 2 worst that you did attempt.