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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Shake Out, Scribble and Shanty Pics

Categories: s1 and s2
Having recently finished Earth Forces, it's a shame that we wouldn't be in class to take part in a mass earthquake drill (Thanks to Bob Lang on sln), but could probably have a go at the game which goes with it (Thanks to GreatGeography and thanks also for the blog link). Screen shots, please for progress. I'm also going to show s2 the bennetton flipbook that I experimented with a couple of posts back, particularly useful for the Japan topic, a place where animation is so popular. I'd like to use this later in the topic, but just want students to have a go at this in their own time to get used to the workings as it's quite time consuming. Of course, this depends on the school filter (big problems with anything including the word 'games'). Starting Japan's physical geography tomorrow over and above that.
I'll probably be out in the afternoon tomorrow, which means that s1 will have to wait to see the favela pics unless they're reading here first. Here's some of the best ones, more later
Two levels with a terrace upstairs. What you can't see is the decor inside, which was excellent. What you can see is the irn bru bottle, full and waiting to unceremoniously soak this fine effort
Another split level, complete with car parking outside!

This one had a really nice door design to stop water getting in, with something similar to a canopy, and also had a small outhouse.

I really liked this one, but unfortunately, the bulldozers had to remove it after a gust of wind literally took the legs from it. All favela homes were made from materials scavenged froma communal dump created in the classroom. Groups were given a number and the number determined whether they got access to the good stuff or had to wait on the dregs. These groups were the last to move from the 'countryside'. Groups actively traded (self-help) and there was plenty of evidence of crime in the favelas too...


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