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What do you have to do for your Sahel coursework? Write an article describing and explaining desertification in the Sahel region. Produce an editorial.

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1 What do you have to do for your Sahel coursework? Write an article describing and explaining desertification in the Sahel region. Produce an editorial comparing different management solutions for this ecosystem. Finish with your own views on how the Sahel should be managed. HINT: Read the example of an A grade piece of coursework before you begin.

2 Structure Where is the Sahel? (map) Describe the ecosystem (How have plants and animals adapted to be successful?) What are the causes of desertification? How is the region / population affected by desertification? Give an example (country) showing the causes and effects of desertification. Editorial: How should the region be managed? – sustainable development?

3 How do you get full marks? Give specific quotes / figures (knowledge) e.g.: agricultural land is being lost at x metres a day. Make connections (understanding) e.g.: increased population, increased use of firewood, increased deforestation, less soil protection, more desertification...

4 How do you get full marks? Synthesise opinions (application) e.g.: In your own words, what do Oxfam think causes desertification and what solutions do they propose Evaluate opinions (application) e.g.: In your own words, why do you think Oxfam holds these views? How might they benefit if we act on their views?

5 How do you get full marks? Use geographical language and key terms Title graphs, photos and diagrams and link them to the text Use a logical structure Do your own research i.e.: use more than the information I give you

6 Resources Geography in Focus pages Change pages Wider World pages GCSE Revision Guide page 79 Internet resources sheet Further books on the Sahel and desertification are available in the school library You will have 3 taught lessons on the Sahel You will have 5 lessons to write the coursework PLUS at least 2 hours work for homework


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