Monday, November 05, 2012

Geography Case Study List

 
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Geographical Theme
Key Content (for specification)
Case Studies
Rivers & Coasts
 
Two case studies, one from an LEDC and the other from an MEDC to illustrate the causes, effects and management of river flooding.
 
Boscastle Flood, 2004 (MEDC)
Mozambique Flooding (LEDC)
Rivers & Coasts
A case study of one river valley and its landforms.
River Severn
Rivers & Coasts
A case study of one coastal area and its landforms.
Christchurch Bay, Dorset
Rivers & Coasts
A case study of coastline management, including reasons for protection, measures taken, resulting effects and possible conflicts.
Christchurch Bay, Dorset
Natural Hazards
A case study of the following:
i) one tectonic hazard event in an LEDC;
ii) one tectonic hazard event in an MEDC;
iii) one climatic hazard in an LEDC;
iv) one climatic hazard in an MEDC.
 
Haiti Earthquake, 2010 or Asian Earthuqake, 2004 (LEDC)
Japanese Earthquake, 2011 or Mt St Helens (MEDC)
Ethiopia Drought (LEDC)
Hurricane Katrina (MEDC)
 
Economic Development
A case study of an aid project in an LEDC.
Water Aid, Mali or Ethiopia
Economic Development
Two case studies, one from an LEDC and the other from a MEDC, to illustrate the factors that affect the location of different types of economic activity.
Fawley Oil Station, Southampton (MEDC)
Bangalore, India (LEDC)
Economic Development
A case study of MNC investment in a specific area and in an international context.
Coke, USA & India
Economic Development
A case study of a specific development where conflicts exist between economic development and environmental damage.
Coke, India