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General Discussion / SAM Learning
« Last post by mark_wales on June 19, 2015, 11:58:10 AM »
Hi All

We are thinking about investing in SAM Learning as a school and I have been asked for my opinion.  Do any geographers currently use it or have any opinions about its usefulness?

Thanks
Mark
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General Discussion / Re: Final year 9 scheme of work
« Last post by Kate Russell on June 19, 2015, 10:13:13 AM »
I know it is short notice, but could you get them outside - perhaps doing local fieldwork - perhaps to draw up a presentation / display / info booklet for the new Y7s or for feeder primaries?
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General Discussion / Re: Final year 9 scheme of work
« Last post by Graham on June 19, 2015, 05:50:27 AM »

Have you looked at the RGS Geography Key Stage 3 Teaching Resources website? or the GA Toolkits? Lots of ideas and resources here.
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Teaching+resources/Key+Stage+3+resources/Key+Stage+3+resources.htm
http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_section.asp?ShopCategoryID=11
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General Discussion / Re: Goad map for Bowness on Windermere
« Last post by Graham on June 19, 2015, 05:46:54 AM »
http://www.experian.co.uk/goad/goad-plans.html
Available from here- but quite expensive. Does the local library not have one. They are available for Bowness-in-Furness if you search the site. What we have done is get one which is a few years out of date and then students up date from the field.
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Fieldwork+and+local+learning/Fieldwork+techniques/Urban+and+settlement.htm
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General Discussion / Re: Lone Working
« Last post by Graham on June 19, 2015, 05:41:46 AM »
This really should be a whole school action and should fall into the Safeguarding Policy. Again I really think and agree that it is always worth sharing and getting parents/carers to be aware and sign
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General Discussion / Re: Final year 9 scheme of work
« Last post by zcsaa44 on June 18, 2015, 07:29:20 PM »
Just finished Antarctica - apparently the whole continent is boring and there is nothing interesting about it in the slightest. Why would anyone want to study anything about it ever. I did point out that a whole continent could not be boring and that there is a volcano that comes up from ice which they admitted is pretty cool and then got back to how boring just finding out about penguins is. One other issue is they hate not being spoon fed, we did a decision making exercise and I was told 3 times I was a rubbish teacher when I would not tell them the answer to the question - apparently telling them where to find the information to make a decision and how to structure the answer is not good enough.
I do wish I had seen the RGS competition before I started though

Supervolcanoes might be interesting though, plus can watch the film in the lessons when half the class in is France, thank you.
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General Discussion / Re: Goad map for Bowness on Windermere
« Last post by Rebeccaew on June 18, 2015, 07:15:37 PM »
Thanks will give that a go!
They are hard to get hold of.
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General Discussion / Re: Final year 9 scheme of work
« Last post by Rebeccaew on June 18, 2015, 07:14:40 PM »
I was going to suggest conflict as my year 9 boys have really engaged in this.
Sinkhole lessons look fab! Thanks for sharing.
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General Discussion / Re: Final year 9 scheme of work
« Last post by swhitch on June 18, 2015, 03:10:37 PM »
Why not get them to do an entry for the Young Geographer of the Year : see RGS website : http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/competitions.htm

There are several good resources including www.discoveringantarctica.org.uk (from the RGS) and past exam papers from several boards - it may get them back into geography.
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General Discussion / Re: Final year 9 scheme of work
« Last post by podders on June 18, 2015, 02:59:03 PM »
Short unit of work on sinkholes - http://www.geographypods.com/sinkholes.html

or super-volcanoes and saving the planet! - http://www.geographypods.com/supervolcano.html   ???
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