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Urbanisation means an increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas compared to rural areas.
An urban area is a built-up area such as a town or city.

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Urbanisation Presentation

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/25731/25467.pdf Added: 31 Jan 2018 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

A PDF presentation on urbanisation with activities, case-study and resources linked into the slides. Resource created by Geography teacher, Tara Fitzharris.

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How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: Population Settlement Patterns & Urbanisation

Strand unit: Urbanisation

Geography (2018)

Strand: 3. Exploring People, Place and Change

Strand unit: 5. Urban Change for Irish Town or City

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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A collection of worksheets to complement the presentation above on urbanisation. 
Think about the spelling and meaning of urbanisation keywords using this worksheet.
UNICEF has an array of statistical infographics which could be used for group discussion points.


Short educational videos to make learning a much more captivating experience.
The videos complement the above presentation and worksheets.

Digital Visualisation Tools

A collection of digital online tools to analyse urban growth and urbanisation. 
To start, visit the World Population Clock and then have a look at this image of the world.

Google Earth Timelapse

Google Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that let's you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. Students can create their own personalised interactive tour on the Google Earth Engine here

Scoilnet Maps

OSi’s large scale maps, aerial photography, historic maps and Discovery series for the Republic of Ireland. Viewable in all schools on the Schools Broadband Network. Log-in required from non-school locations.
Available in Flash version and Tablet/ iPad version.

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