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Geography Course Outline

About the unit

In this unit pupils will investigate the geographical distribution of infectious diseases. They will examine why infectious diseases are mainly found in ELDCS and the impact the diseases have on the population. Pupils examine what measures can be taken to eradicate infectious diseases and how some countries in the developing world have done this.

Pupils will work on this unit as part of the P7/S1 transition.

Time Scale: 12 lessons


Learning Outcomes

This unit of work will enable pupils to:

  • Understand how development is measured
  • Identify places in the world that are susceptible to infectious disease
  • They will understand why most infectious diseases occur in ELDCs
  • Understand the methods used to control diseases.
  • Work collaboratively and independently.
  • Use a range of maps and geographical information.


Key Skills

  • ICT
  • Cooperative learning
  • Decision making
  • Selecting and presenting information
  • Discussion
  • Group activities
  • Embedded AifL


At the end of this unit

Most pupils will;

1.       Understand the differences between EMDCs and EMDCs

2.      Know that infectious disease mainly affect people in the developing world

3.      Understand why people of the developed world are not at risk from infectious diseases.

4.      Understand the causes of these diseases.

5.      Have examined the methods of eradicating these diseases.

6.      Understand the link between clean water and a countries stage of development.

7.      Have studied global case studies.

8.      Have produced a ……………


Some pupils will have progressed further and will:

1.      Understand that different regions of the world are at different stages of development.

2.      Understand fully specific cases studies