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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Using the News


I saw something similar to this which I think was an 'Introduction to Geography' type activity, where a 'Have I Got News for you' starter was used. I thought I could adapt this, particularly for the Higher who are starting rural land resources. Firstly, it will allow us to place some of the topic in reality, as the examples used are all real headlines. Secondly, its a bit more interesting and engaging than a simple discussion/mindmap and other approaches to starting the topic we could take. It also ties in nicely with where the s3 are in the Intermediate course and could perhaps be adapted, although I do want to get on to www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk and do a bit of landforms mapping. I may, if time permits, adapt it tomorrow for s4 to tie in with the Call Centres case study as there are reams of news stories on this topic.
s2 are progressing well with the leaflet task on Japan, and I may be getting some freebies from that country in the near future. Watch this space. S1 are expecting Symbols Bingo, which we will play soon, but I really liked Ollie Bray's idea here as a means of reinforcing the work we have already completed, and am still toying with the idea of symbols taboo after making, to be honest, a complete hash of introducing it to another of my s1 classes. If at first you don't succeed....

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