Geography KS3: Tertiary and Quaternary Industries

This video gives students an understanding of tertiary and quaternary industries.

It helps them to understand the background to these industries, what each contributes to society and the economy and how they link together.

It covers the development of the service industries and, more recently, that of skills to support the service industry through the development of new technologies.

It meets the requirement of the Key Stage 3 Geography Curriculum with regard to:

human geography relating to: population and urbanisation; international development; economic activity in the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary sectors; and the use of natural resources

Teacher Notes

This video is an ideal tool to help students understand the changes to the industrial footprint of more economically developed countries as tertiary and quaternary industries replace primary and secondary industries.

It can be used to prompt discussion around the importance of both tertiary and quaternary industries and how the development of these industries has changed over time and how they have, in turn, impacted on primary and secondary industries.

As the video progresses, students can think about how their lives would be different without the service industries and how these industries have impacted on the digital revolution.

Points for discussion:

· What is a tertiary industry?

· What is a quaternary industry?

· How do these industries connect?

· How have these industries changed over time?

· How have these industries impacted on primary and secondary industries?

Suggested activities:

After watching the video, teachers could get students to carry out studies of industry in their local area.

What are the main types of industry and how have these changed over time?

Students could carry out fieldwork to explore land use and begin to allocate this to the four industry types.

Through debate and further research, students could explore how they believe the footprint of industry will change again in the future.

Can pupils begin to consider the reasons for the change in industries and how this links to industry overseas?

They could begin to consider the role of more and less economically developed countries.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant for teaching Geography at KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.

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