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David Rogers

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Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« on: December 07, 2009, 08:19:11 AM »
In the aim of floating topicality, many lessons over the next two weeks will be covering the Climate Conference.

I thought I would set up a thread for us to share what we use in lessons over the next fortnight.

Today, classes will be using a Random Activity Generator to explore the conference in different ways. This will serve as the introduction for other classes.


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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 11:29:50 AM »
Year 8 are using John Davitt's Learning Activity Generator to investigate COP.

Just limit the 'Do' to Copenhagen Climate Conference

http://www.newtools.org/showtxt.php?docid=737

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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 11:44:10 AM »
Bank of videos that could be used as a starting point ...

http://www.youtube.com/cop15#g/c/26A02117D1F88AC0

A sustainable summit? -  from The Guardian

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6736517/Copenhagen-climate-summit-1200-limos-140-private-planes-and-caviar-wedges.html

I like the idea of getting the kids to do some sort of publicity for the school this week. Will post anything I create on the upload site. 
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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 12:41:01 PM »
A wordle cloud could be interesting if you could find the first parags of a set of newspapers for example.
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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 02:18:26 PM »
A sustainable summit ? is a good enquiry question...

Could work out "What is the 'cost' of being at Copenhagen" and identify different elements of cost involved in attending and develop the links...

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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009, 06:42:15 PM »
Is there a list of attendees anywhere? Could create a wordle for a starter activity...

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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2009, 09:34:17 PM »
Seems to me an ideal opportunity for some guerilla geography, David. Speaking to my s1 about it today, some knew, some didn't, great way to raise awareness and engage the learners?

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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2009, 10:23:50 PM »
This might be a useful starting point too ....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8376286.stm

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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2009, 10:25:19 PM »
Loads of useful stuff on the COP15 website, including the opportunity to send greetings to the leaders at the summit... http://en.cop15.dk/climate+greetings.  That's what my Yr8s will be doing tomorrow, methinks!

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2009, 09:52:25 AM »
Kenny - love the idea of Guerilla Geography.  Will be doing some with Year 9 this week.  Maybe identifying areas where the school can cut down carbon emmissions?

I can feel another trip to the Head's office coming on!

Any more ideas? Especially practical ideas? It's great to see loads of links.

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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2009, 01:43:23 PM »
Will be looking at this with the Y8 this week ....... population issues using:

The Government Advert - on You Tube - or Via Sky News: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Government-CO2-Climate-Change-Advert-Bedtime-Story-Prompts-Viewer-Complaints/Article/200910315409496?f=rss

The Geological Climate change map from the BGS - with work sheets 1 & 3: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/education/climate_change/climate_through_time.html

This new web site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/sci_tech/2009/copenhagen/8386319.stm - bbc animated guide

Aim to focus on
: the changes that they have studied in Population Growth
: what are the pressures that may come about as a result of this continued growth?
: what might these pressures lead to? - climate change advert - is this an overreaction?
: why do some people disagree? - bbc pros and cons - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8376286.stm
: has climate been the same through geological time? - bbc interactive guide & BGS map and worksheets
: or are we responsible? - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8389547.stm BBC video
: send a message to the leaders - http://en.cop15.dk/climate+greetings

That will keep them ticking over for a while !
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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2009, 03:31:30 PM »
Nice work Stuart!

2nd class through the Learning Event Generator today - this time story books, a 30s style radio show and a love song.

I'm building up a great collection of work!


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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2009, 09:49:28 AM »
David
I'm being a bit slow..... what is the 'Learning Event Generator'?
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Re: Copenhagen Lesson Ideas
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2009, 01:59:51 PM »
Hi Helen,

Check out John Davitt's website - newtools.org

The link to the learning event generator is at the top.  It's basically a random activity generator.

David