Droughts GCSE Geography Resources & Revision Materials

Download the GCSE Geography Natural Hazards: Droughts Resources module

This module contains:

  •  An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary which covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

Natural Hazards: Droughts

Droughts are events when there is a prolonged shortage of water supply.  This happens due to the below-average amount of precipitation, surface water or groundwater. It usually lasts for weeks, months, or even years & has a great impact in an area’s ecosystem and agriculture.

This ​GCSE ​Natural Hazards module introduces droughts to your students, explaining:

  • ​What causes drought?
  • What are the characteristics of arid environments? What are the extreme weather conditions associated with drought?
  • Why does global circulation make some locations more vulnerable to drought?
  • What are the impacts of drought on people and ecosystems in a developed and a developing country?
  • How do El Niño and La Niña influence drought?
  • What happened during the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the drought events in California?

Resource Examples

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More Natural Hazards Modules

Droughts is one lesson in our Natural Hazards module. The other theory lessons can be found below: