Geography Theme 1

Chapter 1: Case study on Nairobi

Link to map of Nairobi:,+Nairobi,+Kenya/@-1.315952,36.6567893,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x182f1c809869d64b:0x199b5604a77f13f5!8m2!3d-1.316866!4d36.6903289


Karen Estate in Nairobi:

Top 20 Expensive Estates in Nairobi | House Prices in Nairobi


Kibera: Kenya’s biggest slum:


Chapter 2: Case Study on Shrinking Cities


The phenomenon of shrinking cities refers to a metropolitan area that experiences significant population loss in a short period of time. It is also known as counterurbanization.

PPT introduction:

Shrinking Cities

Video (text in French, about Detroit):

Go to this site for photographs of Detroit:

















History: The Enlightenment

The 17th and 18th centuries were a period of prosperity and the birth and development of new ideas in Europe which called into question the fundamental order of society

Learning Resources:

Watch first five minutes for overview of the Montgolfier Brothers…:


Introduction to the ideas of the Enlightenment (4m30):


PowerPoint about the Age of Reason:

the age of reason





History: The Atlantic Slave Trade

In the 17th and 18th centuries European rivalries led to the building of vast colonial empires. Millions of slaves were deported from Africa to work in these colonies on huge plantations which produced items for the European market. This trade helped finance the expansion of the Atlantic ports in the Netherlands, France and the UK.

Map and description of the Triangular Trade:

The Triangular Trade Explained


The Atlantic Slave Trade explained in 5m:

The Third Republic

This chapter covers the period 1870 through to the outbreak of WW1 in 1914. Lots of significant events happened in this period  and we will be studying three: the Paris Commune, the Dreyfus Affair, and the Separation of Church and State in France:

4° History Chp 7a

A short video about the Paris Commune can be found here:


For details on the Dreyfus Affair, which was the biggest scandal of this period, follow this link:

This short video provides a good overview of the Dreyfus Affair:

The first three minutes of this video also detail the Dreyfus Affair:

Here is a video on another important issue of this period, the concept of French Secularism:








4° History Chapter 6: The French and the Vote

This chapter covers a crucial period in French history from 1815 and the defeat of Napoleon through to the Second Empire of Napoleon III. It focuses on the changes in who could vote and participate in the electoral life of France.

Key concepts you will learn about include census suffrage and universal suffrage. Suffrage means the right to vote.

Click on the document below to have access to the chapter:

History Chp 6 French and Vote Texta

Click here to access the worksheet:

History Chp 6 activitiesa


Geography Chapter 5: Seas and Oceans

The rise of globalization has witnessed the development of coastal zones around the world because maritime transport is essential for this process. Seas and oceans have become strategic resources and their exploitation can lead to tensions between states.

Download the entire chapter here:

4° Gg Chapter 5

Learn about Ocean zones here:


And Exclusive Economic Zones here:­‐bfZSU

The first assignment can be found here:

4° Geo Chp 5 Intro Exercises

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Here is the video tutorial for your first assignment: