Megacities – The good and the bad

A megacity is a city or area that has more than ten million people, for example Shanghai, Hong Kong or Jakarta to name a few.   With that amount of people, there can be a lot of problems in megacities. Sometimes, these cities and their populations are growing so fast that the government cannot implement policies… Continue reading Megacities – The good and the bad

Dense and Sparse…what’s what?

What is density? A lot of students struggle to remember what this means. Density means the amount of people or things in a given space.  Distribution then means the way that something is shared or spread out over an area. Crowded Places = densely populated = high density. Less Crowded Places = sparsely populated = low… Continue reading Dense and Sparse…what’s what?

Why do people live in Floodplains?

A lot of people would never even consider living in a floodplain, but, despite the obvious hazard of floods, living in a floodplain can have some advantages for those that settle there. Here are some reasons why there may be settlements near floodplains. Floodplains are areas of flat land. This means that they are easy… Continue reading Why do people live in Floodplains?

How to use Command Terms

There are so many command terms and often, students lose easy marks because they’re not fully aware of what the question is asking them! I had made a list of command terms and what they want from you. Use these when you’re writing questions, and by the time the exams come around, these commands will… Continue reading How to use Command Terms

The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle (Hydrological Cycle) Seas and oceans contain 97% of the world’s water. 2% of water is frozen in ice. That means that only 1% of the world’s fresh water is in the land/air. This water is recycled repeatedly in the water cycle or the hydrological cycle There are a number of steps in… Continue reading The Water Cycle

Volcanoes and the hazards they bring!

Volcanoes Volcanoes form when magma rises through cracks in the Earth’s surface. Pressure builds up inside the Earth. When this pressure is released, magma explodes to the surface causing a volcanic eruption. The lava from the eruption cools to form new crust. Over time, the rock builds up and a volcano forms. Volcanoes occur at destructive and constructive boundaries. Volcanoes… Continue reading Volcanoes and the hazards they bring!

Test yourself

There has been a lot of content in the previous history posts, so here’s a chance for you to test yourself! Here are some sample questions from the Renaissance, Reformation and Counter Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Absolutism and The French Revolution. Write a paragraph to answer the following questions: How did the Renaissance create a new… Continue reading Test yourself