Monday, 27 September 2010

Active learning - Rivers

A few photos here of ways we try to encourage kinaesthetic learning in Geography and make the most of a day when most of the class were away elsewhere. pupils enjoyed getting outside even although it was only to the school grounds. Geography Active Learning in Action on PhotoPeach

Settlement posters from S4

Thanks to a little reminder from Kenny O'Donnell's blog we did this task a couple of weeks ago and as a consequence pupils were much more confident in their ability to explain the location of land uses when asked in mapwork questions. Their explanantions in the groups were excellent and I loved the "skippy" and cactus in our Australian settlement example. The rest of us were in Scotland and still had prevailing SW winds and as a result had the NE areas of all settlements pretty grotty. Next - what about a trip to Glasgow and a visit to all these areas we discussed. Early Christmas shopping here we come! Settlement Posters from Carrick S4 on PhotoPeach

Sunday, 26 September 2010

How to draw and describe graphs

This is a nice site to revise this subject which is an important skill in Geography. It is excellent for S1 especially. Have a look and try the tutorial.

Weathering and Erosion

Saturday, 25 September 2010

China's one child policy - Success or not?

This is an excellent article on this topic that we cover with S4 population and S5/6 at all levels for Development and Health. Have a look and see what you think.
China's Policy.