Categories: s1 and s2, Urban, Geography General
Apologies about the fact I haven't dealt with all of the comments you've sent so far to the moblog, my internet connection's been slow all weekend and keeps going down when I'm publishing from my yahoo e-mail. Hope to resolve this soon. By my reckoning, however, still a good two thirds of you yet to comment :-0 Homework takes many different forms, remember... Anyway, never got on to shanty towns exercise with s3, so back to this tomorrow.
I really liked the work we were doing with s2 on Thursday. I am going to ask for a sample of your rainforest survivor stories, and we'll continue with the 'making animals' activity, which got some groups working well and using good reasoning for their choices. I know I was a little grumpy on Thursday :-(, but I want to use the blog to reinforce again how much I've enjoyed teaching both the new course and this s2 class this year. It's been really active and I've been delighted with how you have all participated in the class activities. The range and volume of work which you have produced has been consistently excellent. I was thinking about starting a 'Climatic Regions' wall in the classroom for display work. What do you think?
Finally, s1 are doing some map skills work, starting with a map of your own room. If your room is anything like mine's was at your age, you'll need a good key to show what's on that floor....What else do you think a good map should have? Is the map above one? I think I'll get you in groups to set the criteria for good/bas maps, and then get you to peer assess each others.