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Edexcel GCSE 2009 Geography A
Unit 2 Section A — Topic 4: Tectonic Landscapes
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Edexcel GCSE Geography A
Unit 2 Section A — Topic 4: Tectonic Landscapes
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4.1 Location and
characteristics of tectonic
activity.
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To be able to describe the
distribution of earthquakes and
volcanic eruptions on a global
scale.
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Students map recent earthquakes
and volcanic eruptions in relation to
plate margin boundaries. Students
write a description of their maps.
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Chapter 6 of the Edexcel GCSE Geography A Student Book
provides useful information.
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Chapter 4 of the Hodder Education textbook covers this topic.
To understand the processes
that cause plate movement in
relation to earthquakes and
volcanoes.
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Students investigate plate tectonic
theory and the reasons for hotspots.
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Chapter 6 of the Edexcel GCSE Geography A Student Book
provides useful information.
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Students carry out an interactive
exercise to manipulate tectonic
plates.
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Chapter 4 of the Hodder Education textbook covers this topic.
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For an interactive exercise to manipulate tectonic plates, see
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For additional information see
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The BBC series Earth: The Power of the Planet (2008), presented
by Iain Stewart, is available on DVD (ASIN: B00105BO0Y).
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For a transcript of the BBC2 Horizon programme Supervolcanoes
(2000) see http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/1999/
World distribution of
earthquakes and volcanoes.
The reasons why
earthquakes and volcanoes
occur where they do,
through an explanation of
plate tectonics and
hotspots.
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To understand how hotspots
form.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics/
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/dynamic.html
and http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/
astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.shtml
supervolcanoes_script.shtml
Edexcel GCSE in Geography A — Unit 2 Section A — Topic 4: Tectonic Landscapes
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1
Week
2–3
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The characteristic features
of convergent, divergent
and conservative plate
boundaries.
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To be able to draw crosssection diagrams annotated
with the features of each plate
boundary.
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Students draw annotated crosssection diagrams of the main
features of convergent, divergent
and conservative plate boundaries.
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Chapter 6 of the Edexcel GCSE Geography A Student Book
provides useful information.
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Chapter 4 of the Hodder Education textbook covers this topic.
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For additional information see http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/
plate4.htm
The measurement of
earthquake magnitude (the
Mercalli and Richter scales).
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To be able to recognise and
know the difference between
the Mercalli and Richter scales,
and the characteristics of the
epicentre and focus of
earthquakes.
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Students rank recent earthquakes
using the Mercalli scale and relate
this to the Richter scale. They
investigate the differences and
similarities between the two scales.
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Chapter 6 of the Edexcel GCSE Geography A Student Book
provides useful information.
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Chapter 4 of the Hodder Education textbook covers this topic.
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Students draw annotated diagrams
showing the epicentre and focus of
an earthquake.
For a student worksheet see http://msnucleus.org/membership/
html/k-6/pt/hazards/4/ pth4_3a.html
To understand the economic,
social and environmental
reasons why people continue to
live in areas of volcanic and
earthquake activity.
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Students investigate the reasons why
people continue to live in areas of
volcanic and earthquake activity.
They study a range of examples in
countries of varying levels of
development.
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Chapter 6 of the Edexcel GCSE Geography A Student Book
provides useful information.
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Chapter 4 of the Hodder Education textbook covers this topic.
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For additional information see
http://www.fema.gov/hazard/types.shtm
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For information aimed at young students see
http://www.fema.gov/kids/icons.htm
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For additional information in the form of fact sheets see
http://water.usgs.gov/wid/index-hazards.html
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Chapter 6 of the Edexcel GCSE Geography A Student Book
provides useful information.
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Chapter 4 of the Hodder Education textbook covers this topic.
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For impacts of earthquakes on people and the environment, see
http://www.geography-site.co.uk/pages/physical/earth/
earthquake_impact.html
Diagrams showing the
characteristics of focus and
epicentre.
4–5
4.2 Management of the
effects of tectonic
activity.
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The reasons why people
continue to live in areas of
volcanic and earthquake
activity.
The causes and effects of a
volcano eruption or an
earthquake on people and
the environment, in a
named location.
2
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To be able to describe and
explain the causes and effects
of a volcanic eruption or an
earthquake on the people and
the environment, e.g. in
Montserrat.

Students choose whether to carry out
a case study of a volcanic eruption or
an earthquake, and report on the
causes of the hazard and its effect
on people and the environment.
Edexcel GCSE in Geography A — Unit 2 Section A — Topic 4: Tectonic Landscapes
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6
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Prediction and prevention
of the effects of volcanic
eruptions and earthquakes
by forecasting, the design
of buildings and defences,
planning and education.
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Chapter 6 of the Edexcel GCSE Geography A Student Book
provides useful information.
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Chapter 4 of the Hodder Education textbook covers this topic.
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For an interactive activity on volcano management, see
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/supervolcano/g
ame.shtml
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For information and activities on earthquake management, see
http://www.geographyalltheway.com/year9_geography/hazards
/tectonic_hazards/earthquake_management.htm
To understand how the effects
of both volcanic eruptions and
earthquakes are reduced
through planning before the
event, using a range of
examples.
7
Students investigate how the effects
of both volcanic eruptions and
earthquakes can be reduced. They
work in groups to discover
information on forecasting, the
design of buildings and defences,
planning and education. They pool
their findings.
Test and consolidation week – self and peer assessment.
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