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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

First, the lessons....


Categories: Lithosphere, Rural, Geography General, s1 and s2, Advanced Higher

OK, haven't posted much of late- Higher have been on a slog keeping up with my limestone notes( remember the BBC site), we'll hopefully finish off tomorrow. We'll concentrate on underground features- caverns, stalactites, stalagmites etc after doing dry valleys, erratics, swallow holes/pot holes and resurgences today. I told you several named locations today, and its important you remember these for the Rural Land Resources section of the course, so here they are in case you missed them:-

Dry Valley-Watlowes

Erratics- Norber Stones

Swallow Hole-Gaping Ghyll

We also started looking at Cavern systems, and the one I showed you an image of was Battlefield Cavern, which is in the White Scar Caves. All of the images that I used were sourced from a website called flickr, and are all locations within the Yorkshire Dales, which will be our RLR case study for limestone. It's worth having a look at the images, particularly if you're crashing the Higher and want to familiarise yourself with the features. Also, remember the spelling! I don't want anyone talking about their stale tights...

I am really pretty passive just now with Advanced Higher, as you are now on to the t-task in section 1. If you are doing any of your graphs, on my del.icio.us links under graphpaper you'll find templates for triangular graphs, semi-log and polar graphs if you need these.

My s4 are finishing work on the Green Revolution-still haven't resolved the Audacity issue, which is a shame, we will definitely come back to the vokis, even if retrospectively as I was impressed with some of the scripts (although I have to say, some of the characters were slightly less believable-pink haired bikers, anyone?). I normally do Rural Change in EMDC's first, but I just felt this tacked on nicely to the work on Mumbai. I fancy doing something on cultural Geography with you tomorrow-just as a one-off exercise, having been inspired by Tony and Alan- I let my Higher class have a wee look at this today for 15 minutes or so, and they seemed to enjoy it-more in another post. We'll then finish off the Rural India work.

I would really like to do a sort of treasure hunt activity with s1, by posting some clues around the school and getting groups using a compass-I always feel that I gloss over direction a little-but this will depend on whether I have time to walk it out myself first! I think I could send you out in small groups with Miss McGill, and we could decide on a winner by time....

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