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KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Faster, Higher, Stronger<br />Is the Olympics the best way to regenerate East London? Take a closer look

Key Stage 3

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Faster, Higher, Stronger
Is the Olympics the best way to regenerate East London?

Andy Roberts

  • Series Editor: Alan Kinder and John Widdowson
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN: 978-1-84377-213-2
  • Published: 2008

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The transformation of the East London Lea Valley site for the London 2012 Paralympics and Olympics ‘hooks’ young people’s curiosity to explore the key concepts which underpin the new key stage 3 curriculum.

This ‘toolkit’ offers a flexible and adaptable interpretation of the 2008 geography NC. Students will be highly engaged by:

  • geographical data interpretation for their local environment, connected to the London games
  • a diverse range of map skills, with the opportunity to use GIS for map-making
  • an Olympic Park photograph enquiry
  • the use of stakeholders’ real opinions.

Social and emotional aspects of learning play a critical role in the activities, and AfL strategies enhance the progression of the learning.

Download Sample Information Sheet
Download Sample Activity Sheet

This table shows how they match the 2014 National Curriculum.

Go here for more information about the whole series.



Editors’ Preface
Chapter 1: About Faster, Higher, Stronger
Chapter 2: Medium-term plan
Chapter 3: Lesson plans

  • Why did London win the 2012 Games?
  • What changes will the Olympics bring to the area?
  • What do doeple feel about the Olympics coming to London?
  • Can the London Olympics be successful and sustainable?
  • What should happen when the Olympics are over?
  • How could Olympic teams reduce their carbon footprints?
  • Could we host an Olympic team in our local area?
  • How could my local area be developed in the future?

Chapter 4: Glossary
Chapter 5: Links for further ideas and resources
Chapter 6: Assessment framework

The resource contains:

  • CD-Rom with resources needed for each of the lesson plans

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