Activity name:

Building Communities - How Geography Shapes House Building

 

Activity Descriptor: 

A suite of 10 Powerpoint presentations and topical lesson plans exploring the geographical and sociological aspects and impacts of house building. 

 

Activity Aims: 

To encourage investigation and research through ten themed lessons.  Participants' will gain an understanding of how geography shapes house building.

Themes cover:

  1. Why we need new homes
  2. How populations have changed across the UK
  3. How builders meet local needs
  4. What is a sustainable community? 
  5. How council make decisions about where to build new homes
  6. Where new homes should be built
  7. Building homes in challenging environments
  8. How new homes can be made more energy efficient

 Audience (Recommended Age): 

11 - 16 years (All activities are linked to the curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4 in England). 

NHBC Foundation: Find your career in the house-building industry | 01:22
House Building Careers Building Communities

Group size: 

There is no restriction on the number of participants.

Further information: 

This resource can be linked to Explore Housebuilding  and Green Living activities. Further information can also be found at  Geographical Association and Housebuilding Careers

 

This document contains information on the How Geography Shapes House Building.


File Size: 6.82MB

Lesson 1 - Why do we need new houses (Powerpoint) for the Building Materials and their Properties

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Lesson 1 - Why do we need new houses PDF for the Building Materials and their Properties activity

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Lesson 2 - How have populations changed across the UK Powerpoint

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Lesson 3 - How do builders meet local needs Powerpoint

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Lesson 4 - Sustainable Communities Powerpoint

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Lesson 5 - Does the Bath Riverside Development encourage sustainable communities Powerpoint

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Lesson 5 - Does the Bath Riverside Development encourage sustainable communities PDF

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Lesson 6 - How do councils make decisions about where to build new houses Powerpoint

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Lesson 6 - How do councils make decisions about where to build new homes PDF

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Lesson 7 - How does South Oxfordshire plan to meet the housing need Powerpoint

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Lesson 7 - How does South Oxfordshire plan on meeting the housing need PDF

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Lesson 8 - Where should we build the new homes decision making Powerpoint

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Lesson 9 - Building homes in challenging environments Powerpoint

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Lesson 10 - How can we make new homes more energy efficient. Powerpoint

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