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Year 7 - Settlements - Homework

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Starters  - Something basic 20 minutes each

1.      Find out about how housing and energy can be made more sustainable – include at least 5 individual modifications we can make to housing and our use of energy, and say how it makes them more sustainable - use this research help sheet to structure your work, some ideas are available here
2.     Add Europe’s major cities to the a map of Europe - the task sheet is here
3.     Research and make notes on what makes Newcastle- upon Tyne a great SITE or location of a settlement.  Include reasons for why it was chosen as a site for a settlement in the past and why it remains a good site for a MODERN settlement - some resources to help you, including maps and photographs

Main dishes – writing and numbers! 45 minutes each

4.     Attempt sheet 3c to help you understand how different types of settlement are found at different types of site - the sheet is here
5.     Attempt and Complete in full this Odd one out exercise on traffic in settlements
6.     Explore settlement patterns using this sheet
7.     Use this website http://www.citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html to answer the questions on the Biggest world cities sheet
8.     Graph the data about the growth of country settlements - the Excel file is here, if not the worksheet with axis on is here
9.     Describe the patterns on the choropleth map of settlement growth  - get the resource

Desserts – Something creative 30 minutes each

10.   Draw a settlement hierarchy for the North East, including examples of local settlements - help sheet
11.     Get a Google satellite image of your street and annotate it for its key features
12.     Create, draw and annotate an ideal future street in a future settlement 200 years from now.  What sustainable features will it have?  Explain the design, layout and features of your settlement - housing example

Today’s Special – Homework Levelled assessment – over 1 hour

13.      Write a newspaper article on “Where should all of the new homes go” based upon Britain’s continuing need for more housing - Task Sheet

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