Monday, 31 October 2011

The impact of Tourism on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Learning Outcomes:
you WILL know where Machu Picchu is & what are its attractions to tourists
you SHOULD be able to explain the impact of visitor numbers, using sub headings social, economic & environmental
you MAY be able to descibe & evaluate management initiatives that have been implemented to manage the site & the impact of tourism.

Produce a piece of work (powerpoint, essay, poster......) that:
illustartes the location & attractions of Machu Piccu
explains how tourism is affecting Machu Piccu
identifes & evaluates attempts to manage the impact of tourism

Good starting points for research (hyperlinks):
Machu Piccu Travel
The Inca Trail & Machu Piccu Virtual Tour
If you choose a powerpoint it should be printed out in note format, 3 slides to a page.

Monday, 24 October 2011


If you are re-sitting unit 2 in particular you should be following events around the mediterranean with an earthquake in Turkey & now a
fresh eruption on mt.Etna.

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Friday, 21 October 2011

Half term homework

Why does Nepal attract tourists? What impact does tourism have on Nepal?

For Tuesday 1st November. Have a good half term folks! Mrs J.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Machu Picchu

Mountain Tourism & Historic Tourism!
Where? What? How many visitors? What are the management issues? Who goes? How do they get there? Build up a research file!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Homework- historical tourism

What are the most popular historical sites in the UK? What contribution do they make to the tourist industry? Include facts & figures. Include more details about one of them. For Friday.

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Monday, 17 October 2011

Olympic Tourism

OK folks, Geographylost is back in business!

Research Essay: What might the effect of the London Olympics be on Tourism in the UK in 2012. Consider both the advantages & disadvantages of hosting a major event on the tourist industry. Refer to the effects of other major events as well as speculation & studies about 2012.
Note sources & include pictures/ statistics/ copies of adverts..... You will need to refer to a range of sources to provide a balanced answer.
The learning outcomes are:
WILL be able to list some of the possible impacts of the London Olympics to the Tourist Industry in the UK
SHOULD be able to explain what these effects may occur
MAY be able to use the experience of other Olympic Games (or major events) to support your answer

Try & include a source that could form part of a data response question on event tourism & include it (e.g. graph of tourist income in Sydney in 2000 compared with a non-Olympic year.
The task should be completed using WORD or PUBLISHER.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Revision sessions

Thursday 19th May
Wednesday 25th May
Tuesday 7th June

Hostile World:
Thursday 16th June

ALL are 3.30 until 4.30, rm 2

People re-taking Coasts are VERY STRONGLY recommended to attend as many sessions as possible!!!!!

Tropical Storm Case Studies

The wonderful Hurricane Song is here! Factually all correct, even if it does hurt your ears!
Hurricane Mitch -hit Central America & created killer landslides. Very heavy rainfall. Check here for more details.

Essential information on Hurricane Katrina can be found here
Hurricane Andrew was only the third category 5 Hurricane to make landfall in the USA & most of its damage was caused by the wind, making an interesting contrast with the other two tropical storms included here. This site gives a good overview of the behaviour & impact of the storm. Make suitable notes to enable you to make comparisons with Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Mitch & Hurricane Hanna (the one in the text book).

Monday, 21 March 2011

Tropical Storms Lesson Two

Tropical Storms Lesson Two is here for those absent on work experience. There is no expectation that you do the work but you might like to look through what was done in the lessons.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Hurricanes 18/03/2011

Start to review & develop your understanding of Hurricanes using BBC Bitesize. Click here to go to the correct website. You must be able to explain in detail how a hurricane is formed. You must be able to draw the diagram showing the cross section of a hurricane. You should work through 'revise' & then go onto the videos & test sections. Ask the cover teacher for headphones when you need them & do loads of work. You need thorough notes in your books! Look at links on the side bar to other pages on Hurricanes.

Those on work experience may wish to read through the stuff.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Safer City: Using Google Earth

Start by clicking on this link to load the Safer City Google Earth file. Have a good look around San Fransisco- click on the panoramas & webcams. Then have a look at the layer features, such as the 3-D buildings & terrain.

The next step is to look at the project layers which show the fault lines, the areas in danger from liquifaction & landslides. There is a live link to recent earthquakes.

Your task is to choose the safest location for a new hospital. Use a screen dump to produce a map & annotate it to explain your choice.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Wednesday 2nd Feb

What you need to be able to do by the end of the lesson is to know the difference between Primary and Secondary hazards associated with volcanoes.You should be able to recall a range of hazards associated with specific volcanic eruptions.

You should have loads of opportunities to evidence good research skills!

You first need to decide & record in your books the different types of hazards associated with volcanic eruptions. This needs to be a fairly specific list (e.g. if you have not mentioned lahr flows its not good enough!)

Then go onto this website which is a starting point for studying the recent volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland. Identify the primary hazards associated with this eruptive event. How did the affect a) the people b) the landscape? Name one secondary hazard associated with this eruption? How can you measure its impact? Write up the work in your exercise books. Feel free to stick in any material you find useful.


Keep a list of websites you have used.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Tectonics Tourist: Lesson 26th January 2011

Complete a page for a tourist travel book for a geologically interested person to visit ONE of the following plate margin locations:
The Red Sea
Washington State, USA
Tibetan plateau
The page must contain the following:
A location map
Details of the plate margin & movement at that location
Details of any tectonic events within the last 30 years.

It should be printed off & stuck into your exercise books.

This website provides a good summary of the different types of plate margins

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Hostile World

There are three key questions in this unit:

Key Question: What are the causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and how do people prepare for and respond to them?
Key Question: What are the causes and effects of tropical storms and how do people prepare for and respond to them?
Key Question: What are the causes and effects of wildfires and how to people prepare for and respond to them?

The Unit 2 exam is in June!

Must have a map!