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Economic Elective [HD]

In this video lesson Michael Maher looks at the Economic Elective in Leaving Cert Higher Geography. Michael specifically looks at Economic Development, Changing Patterns of Economic Development, The Global Economy, Ireland and the EU and Environmental Impact
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(79 min)
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2016 - Geography Paper - Section 1 - Questions and Solutions [HD]

In this video Michael Maher goes through 2016 Leaving Cert Higher Exam Paper, Section 1, the short answers section. Michael covers all 12 questions and goes through the solutions in detail
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(23 min)
(616 views)
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2016 - Geography Paper - Section 2 - Questions and Solutions [HD]

In this video Michael Maher goes through 2016 Leaving Cert Higher Exam Paper, Section 2, the Structured and Essay section. Michael answers all 12 questions and covers Geoecology in the Options Section.
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(80 min)
(1,135 views)
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2014 - LCH-Geography Part 1 of 4 [HD]

Section 1 - The 12 Short Questions
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(40 min)
(695 views)
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2014 - LCH-Geography Part 2 of 4 [HD]

Section 2 of the Exam paper
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(18 min)
(393 views)
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2014 - LCH-Geography Part 3 of 4 [HD]

Questions 4 - 9 of the 2014 Exam Paper
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(48 min)
(566 views)
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2014 - LCH-Geography Part 4 of 4 [HD]

Questions 10 - 12 and discusses Section 3 - The options Section
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(36 min)
(450 views)
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes [HD]

- Volcanic products. - Prediction of volcanic eruptions. - Volcanoes and people. - Prediction of earthquake - Richter and Mercalli scale
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(32 min)
(6,318 views)
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(9 min)
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Rocks Weathering and Erosion [HD]

- Rock Cycle and Forming Processes - Overview of Igneous - Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks - The Value of Rocks to People - Mechanical and Chemical Weathering Processes
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(38 min)
(3,119 views)
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(9 min)
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Complexity of Regions – Change and Interaction [HD]

- Changes in Regional boundaries - Human and natural factors - Change in Political boundaries - Impact on Cultural Groups (Case Study Poland) - Interaction Between Regions, 2 Case Studies - Northern Ireland and The Republic - Basque Region and The Spanish Government
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(46 min)
(1,894 views)
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(12 min)
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Concept of a Region (Overview and Types of Regions) [HD]

- Overview of The Main Types of Region - Examples from Ireland, Europe and Elsewhere - Physical, Socio-Economic (Core-Periphery), Administrative, Urban, cultural. - Useful summary table.
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(28 min)
(2,483 views)
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(12 min)
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A Non-European Region [HD]

- Physical - Primary Industries - Manufacturing Activities - Population (European and Native) - Challenges facing Brazil
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(37 min)
(5,749 views)
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(5 min)
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Two Contrasting Regions in Ireland [HD]

Contrasting the Dublin Region and Border Midlands West Region - Physical - Primary Activities - Manufacturing - Services - Population
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(38 min)
(4,853 views)
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(11 min)
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Two Contrasting Regions in Europe [HD]

- Physical - Primary Activities - Manufacturing - Services - Population
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(31 min)
(5,235 views)
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(8 min)
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Economic Elective - Part 1 [HD]

- Economic Development in Ireland - Economic Development in Belgium - Colonialism and Development - Decolonisation - Global Issues
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(21 min)
(3,105 views)
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(26 min)
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Economic Elective - Part 2 [HD]

- Globalisation - Multinational Companies - in the EU and Ireland - Patterns of Trade - International Division of Labour
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(24 min)
(2,005 views)
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(18 min)
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Economic Elective - Part 3 [HD]

- Trading Patterns Of The European Union - Ireland's Trading Patterns With The European Union - The Common Agricultural Policy - The Common Fisheries Policy
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(14 min)
(1,677 views)
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(19 min)
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Economic Elective - Part 4 [HD]

- Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources. - Environmental Impacts of Burning Fossil Fuels. - Renewable Energy and the Environment. - Environmental Pollution. - Sustainable Economic Development.
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(25 min)
(1,707 views)
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(21 min)
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Geo-Ecology - Option [HD]

- Composition, Formation and Characteristics - Profile: Brown earth, Podzol and Latosal Types - European and Non-European Soils - Case Study: Ireland and Brazil - Human Influence and Soil Types
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(41 min)
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(8 min)
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Global Interdependence - Option [HD]

- The View of Development and Underdevelopment - Causes of Change in Development - Interdependent Global Economy. - Empowering People - Linking Economic Growth with Human Development.
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(38 min)
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(23 min)
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Ocean Environment - Option [HD]

- The Atmosphere and the ocean (Structure and Composition) - How The Earth is Heated By The Sun - The Transfer Heat To The Earth - Ocean Currents, Winds, Water Cycle - Patterns and Types of Rainfall - The Mountain and Valley Winds - Mistral and Chinock Winds and Climate Change
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(69 min)
(1,088 views)
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Human Elective - Migration [HD]

- migration patterns in Ireland. - Policies in Ireland and the EU. - Push and pull factors, refugees and asylum seekers. - Discussion of Ethnic, racial and religious issues
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(26 min)
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Human Elective - Urban Growth [HD]

- The Problems of Urban Growth (Developed and Developing world) - Issues Such As Urban Sprawl - Urban Decay and Pollution in Shanty Towns - A Look at Cities of The Future.
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(23 min)
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Human Elective - Population [HD]

- Population Density,Growth And The Population Cycle - Changes and Patterns in Population Distribution - Population Pyramids - Calculating Dependency Ratio - Causes and Effects of Overpopulation
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(38 min)
(2,280 views)
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(9 min)
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Human Elective - Settlements [HD]

- Locational Characteristics of Prehistoric - Locational Characteristics of Historic settlements - Settlement Patterns. - Planning Strategies in Rural Ireland - Central Place Theory - Urban Land Use, Social Stratification and Land Values - Three Models of Urban Land Use
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(42 min)
(1,765 views)
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Mass Movement [HD]

- Overview of factors controlling mass movement. - Explanation of type of mass movement. - Human activities and mass movement.
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(18 min)
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(7 min)
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Overview of The Processes Involved In Landform Development [HD]

- The Erosion Process - Deposition Process - Transport Processes - Mass Movement Processes
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(27 min)
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Plate Tectonics [HD]

- Revision of Earth’s structure - Tectonic Plates and the Tectonic Cycle - Overview of Land Forms created at Plate Boundaries (Constructive, Destructive and Conservative) - Overview of Plate Tectonic Theory and Continental Drift (with reference to Ireland)
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(29 min)
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Patterns and Processes in The Glacial Environment [HD]

- Causes of Ice Age - Glacial Land Created by Erosion, Deposition and Transport - Glacial Budget - Fluvio and Glacial Land Forms - Glaciation in Ireland
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(42 min)
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Patterns and Processes in The Marine Environment [HD]

- Important Land Forms Created by the Sea - How Rock Type Influences Cliff Development - Land Forms Created by Changing Sea Levels - Emerged and Submerged Coasts - Eustatic and Isostatic Terms explained - Human Interaction with the Coast - Coastal Protection
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(51 min)
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Patterns and Processes in The Fluvial Environment [HD]

- Long Profile and Base Level Explained - Factors Influencing the Energy of a River - River Landforms Explained in Detail - River Rejuvenation Explained and the Landforms Created - Human Interaction with River Processes (Dams, Canal, Irrigation, Floods)
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(26 min)
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Recognition of Landforms on OS Maps [HD]

- Identifying the Main Physical Land Forms Visible on OS maps - Land Forms Created by Rivers, Ice and Sea - Useful Checklist of Land Forms you need to know
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(51 min)
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Rock Types, Rock Structures and their Landforms [HD]

- Why Rocks Produce Certain Land Forms - Overview of Irish landscapes - Rock Types Focusing on The Burren, Wicklow and Giants Causeway - Landscapes Produced by Folding and Faulting - Types of Faults and Fold Mountains
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(23 min)
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