Category: Form6: Unit 1: What is Geo? Why is it important? Developing Basic Skills

End of Unit Assessment…Essay Task:

End of Unit Assessment…Essay Task:

 

Essay Writing Assessment…

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L.O: To perform a short essay writing assessment on the basic skills I have learnt so far in Geography…

Key skills for the assessment:

  • PEEL
  • SEEP
  • 5W Enquiry
  • How to structure a long piece of writing
  • Using key terms

Essay Title: To what extent can the Global Goals help the

OBS become a better school? (400 words)

 

Image result for global goalsImage result for oporto british school

 

How should I structure my essay?

  1. Introduction paragraph – What are the Global Goals? Who introduced them? For what purpose? (100 words)

 

      2. 2nd paragraph – Why are the Global Goals important? What can they do? Can you supply any examples? (100 words)

 

     3. 3rd paragraph – What might be the challenges of focusing on the Global Goals at OBS? What might make it difficult to make sure we try to work towards achieving them? (100 words)

 

     4. Conclusion – What are your overriding feelings and points of view? Can the Global Goals help the OBS become a better school? If so why? If not – why not? (100 words)

 

What else might help your essay?

  • Diagrams…

An accompanying diagram that supports what you are saying in your essay can never be a bad thing. You should never place a diagram just “for the sake” of placing a diagram in, but place one in that will help support your arguments. Diagrams should be in pencil, have colour if possible and should always be labeled. Some examples of types of diagrams are below (be careful, these example frameworks, not the actual diagram you might place into your essay):

 

Image result for blank flow chart geographyA flow chart…

 

 

 

 

 

A venn diagram…

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A process diagram…

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  • Skecth maps:

Sketch maps can help give some geographical context to what you are discussing. They do not need to be “works of art”, they can just be basic sketches with labels of major settlements and physical features, perhaps with a key, to help the reader understand the geographical location of where you are talking about…an example is below:

Image result for sketch map geography

  • Theoretical models:

Theoretical models can help illustrate that you know the theory behind the topic you are talking about. if required you can draw a theoretical model that you might know and apply it to your essay if appropriate. The below theoretical model is connected to migration:

 

Image result for blank theoretical model geography

 

Level Descriptor Criteria for your essay…

Level Attained

Description Criteria Key Skills You Might be showing
Level 4 You have identified what the Global Goals are, who introduced them and why?

 

You have stated that they would have a positive impact upon OBS but have not gone into much description

 

You have identified the SEEP Impacts that the Global Goals could have on the OBS but have not given much explanation as to why these impacts might take place

 

You have given a basic conclusion with not much justified opinion to you point of view as to whether the Global Goals are a good thing for the OBS

 

 

Making relevant points

 

Identifying key áreas

 

Basic statements being made

 

English grammar is sound

 

 

 

 

Level 5 You have identified what the Global Goals are, who introduced them and why? You have identified some key pros to the Global Goals already.

 

You have stated that they would have a positive impact upon OBS and have begun to describe the positives in more detail

 

You have identified the SEEP Impacts that the Global Goals could have on the OBS and started to give  explanation as to why these impacts might happen

 

You have started to give a detailed  conclusion and  justified opinion to yout point of view as to whether the Global Goals are a good thing for the OBS – but your justification is lacking solid geographical relevance

 

 

Good points being made

 

Description coming into discussion

 

Explanation starting to be evident

 

A diagram or model  has been used

 

A few technical words are evidente

 

English grammar is good

Level 6 You have identified what the Global Goals are, who introduced them and why? You have identified some key pros to the Global Goals already and identified the key áreas of discussion in your essay

 

You have stated that they would have a positive impact upon OBS, but also that they would have a negative impact, and have describe the positives and negatives in more detail

 

You have identified the SEEP Impacts that the Global Goals could have on the OBS and given full  explanation as to why these impacts might happen

 

You have given a detailed  conclusion and  justified opinion to yout point of view as to whether the Global Goals are a good thing for the OBS – your justification is solid and you have geographical relevance

 

Excellent points being made

 

Solid description

 

Good explanation of key points

 

Solid evaluation being evidente of positives and negatives

 

Opinions being justified well

 

Diagrams and models being used

 

Some technical language is evidente

 

English grammar is very good

Level 7 You have identified what the Global Goals are, who introduced them and why? You have identified some key pros to the Global Goals already and identified the key áreas of discussion in your essay. You are also identifying key terms in your introduction

 

You have stated that they would have a positive impact upon OBS, but also that they would have a negative impact, and have describe the positives and negatives in excellent detail

 

You have identified the SEEP Impacts that the Global Goals could have on the OBS and given full  explanation as to why these impacts might happen in a technical way

 

You have given a detailed  conclusion and  justified opinion to you point of view as to whether the Global Goals are a good thing for the OBS – your justification is excellent and you have geographical relevance. You have even synthesised your own ideas for how the Goals might benefit the OBS in the future.

Excellent points being made

 

Excellent description of points

 

Explanation of key points is outstanding

 

Excellent evaluation being evidente of positives and negatives

 

Opinions being justified brilliantly

 

Diagrams and models being used throughout

 

Technical language evidente throughout

 

English grammar is excellent

THE UN SDGs…

THE UN SDGs…

Starter:

Task 1: Look at the above image. With your partner rank order the goals from 1 – 17 in what you feel is the most serious goal at number 1. and the least serious at number 17…

 

What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity (source: http://www.undp.org)

Further information…

(source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpqVmvMCmp0)

 

(source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o08ykAqLOxk)

Main Development: 

Task 2: Answer the following questions with reference to the above videos (you can watch it more than once):

  1. Define what the UN Sustainable Development Global Goals are?
  2. How long are they here for?
  3. Who created them?
  4. Explain why they have been created? What is their aim?
  5. Explain the possible challenges that may arise in achieving the Goals?

Task3:   

You are to create Facebook profile page of your favourite Global Goal. You should consider the following things when creating your profile…

  • An image of your Global Goal
  • Its status – what’s its present situation in the world? For example what are the global poverty levels?
  • Your Goals characteristics? What makes up the elements to your Goal? For example, what things define poverty?
  • Your Goals friends? Which other Goals can help achieve your Goal?
  • Photo’s of your Goal in action…

Plenary:

 

“The Global Goals are Geography” (R. Allaway, 2017)

To what extent do you agree with the above statement? Use your PEEL skills to answer the question…

 

How to use an Atlas…

How to use an Atlas…

Starter: (task idea derived from www.geographyalltheway.com)

Task 1: How might you explain the line below (you will revisit this at the end of the lesson to see if you can fully explain its content):

Milan Italy. 42 c4 47.28 N 5.12W

Have a look at the below link at explaining the above line…

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/ztqtyrd/revision/1

 

Main Development: (task idea derived from www.geographyalltheway.com)

Task One: Latitude and Longitude Worksheet

Geography Worksheet
Latitude and Longitude Worksheet using Google Earth
Google Earth Placemark Latitude and Longitude Google Earth Placemarks

Task 2: Use the contents page to find the map of the following:

  • Portugal?
  • United Kingdom?
  • Brazil?
  • Russia?
  • India?
  • China?
  • South Africa?
  • Japan?
  • Middle East?
  • Global Climate?

What is the capital city of the following countries?

  • Canada
  • Cameroon
  • Australia
  • Finland
  • Qatar
  • Brazil
  • Czech Republic
  • Spain
  • Scotland
  • Germany

Using the atlas, answer the following questions:

  1. Identify 10 countries that share a border with Russia?
  2. Name all the areas of water around the United Kingdom?
  3. Identify 6 countries that share a border with Afghanistan?

In which country are the following cities?

  • Dohar
  • Sochi
  • Riyadh
  • Montevideo
  • Astana
  • New Delhi
  • Jakarata
  • Helsinki
  • Timphu
  • Bishkek
The Longitude and Latitude Song | Tom Glazer – Space Songs.
Latitude and Longitude

Plenary:

Remember this?

Explain what the full contents of this line means from your learning from today’s lesson…try and do this by creating a “rap song” about the line with your partner next to you…

Milan Italy. 42 c4 47.28 N 5.12W

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(source: https://www.dreamstime.com)

A 5W Enquiry:

A 5W Enquiry:

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Starter: 

Task 1: Identify three pros and three cons about this research technique…then discuss within the class.

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Title: A 5W+1H Enquiry…

L.O: To know what a 5W+1H Enquiry research is and to conduct my first 5W Enquiry case study research…

Key skills for this lesson: 

The 5W+1H Enquiry technique – Image result for what when where why who

  • What?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • Who
  • How

 

 

 

KEY TERMS:

5W Enquiry

Research

Hazard

Questioning

Physical Geography

Case study

 

Main Development:

So what is the point to the 5W Enquiry framework for researching…?

The 5W Enquiry is a simple, easy to use framework for you to use when trying to research case studies in Geography. It is really effective because it is simple technique that can provide detailed results…

The WHAT…

  • This helps geographers to initially identify what the case study is all about. it helps us to recognize the geographic situation and define any key phrases or words that help set the scene of the case study.

The WHERE…

  • This provides the geographer with the geographic location of the case study. You can’t research something if you do not know where it is…

The WHEN…

  • Using the “when” helps the geographer to identify the specific time of the geographic event, and assists with the formation of a time-line of important events before, during and after the event…

The WHY…

  • Here we can gain geographical reasoning behind the event, helping us to gain understanding into the geographical processes of why the event took place…

The WHO…

  • Finally, from investigating the who we can gain an insight of who was impacted by the event and if the responses were carried out independently or collaboritively

And don’t forget the HOW…

The HOW…

  • The “how” can be used to help us ask the question “how do we know”, making us think what evidence is there to help give reason to our thoughts and opinions about the geographical and event…

Time for you to conduct a 5W+1H Case Study…

Task 2:

You are to research about the recent wildfires in Portugal this summer (August 2018). Use the case study investigation structure for my notes below and the resources to help type up your case study. Visualization and data will help the quality of your Enquiry…

A Case Study Investigation Structure for my Notes…

Resources to help you…

Map and Visualization:

Image result for portugal forest fires 2018 map

(source: https://phys.org/news/2017-08-wildfires-villagers-portugal.html; accessed on August 14th, 2018)

Data Presentation:

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Data derived from (source: www.firstpost.com)

Image result for portugal data fires

A Google Earth image showing the fire range of the Portugal forest fires (source: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov).

Possible article and website links to use:

  • BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44438505

 

  • BBC Newshttps://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-45099093/wildfires-rage-around-portugal-algarve-town

 

 

  • https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1001434/Portugal-fires-live-video-news-Algarve-fire-wildfires-forest-fire-2018-update-Monchique

 

 

source (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWSrNPHi9O8)

Plenary:

Think of 3 Enquiry questions you could ask your teacher that will help you with the completion of your case study during your homework independent work time…

 

 

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Homework – independent work time:

Complete your 5W case studies on the pdf framework provided…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using PEEL In Geography…

Using PEEL In Geography…

Starter:

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Key Question: In pairs, discuss how might this guy help you with your responses in Geography? A hint…eating one is not the answer…

  • Think what a good burger and a good paragraph consist of…
  • Are there different parts that could be similar?
  • How many parts make up a good burger and an effective paragraph in a response in Geography?

Key Question: Why is Geography an important subject to study? Using your knowledge from the last lesson and framework below try and answer this question in your work books…

Image result for point explain evidence link burgersource: https://vdocuments.mx/the-german-revolution-1918.html

Title: To know how to use PEEL in Geography…

L.O: To know how to use PEEL in Geography when responding to short answer questions (SAQs) and Extended Answer Questions (EAQs).

Key skills for this lesson…

Point

Explain

Evidence

Link

Annotating –

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb_xanCGncY

KEY TERMS…

PEEL

ANNOTATION

GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES

 

Main Development:

So what is PEEL…?

This is a way of answering a question that allows you to show off your knowledge, skills and understanding.

P.E.E.L Stands for:

Point – This is where you identify or define your initial geographical point that you are trying to make. For example, Tourism causes pollution in an area through increased litter levels that is created on the floor…

Explain – Next, you have to give reasoning to your initial point in order to show understanding of the point you are trying to make – litter levels increase when tourists visit an area because the majority of the time tourists do not necessarily care about their litter being disposed of properly because it’s not the area they live in, thus, just throw it on the ground. Tourists also when on holiday ted to eat a lot more convenience foods, therefore increasing the amount of rubbish that can be littered on the ground…

Evidence – In support, you should try and give a real life example or case study that supports your point and makes it come alive, for example – litter levels have increased by 35% in Porto, Northern Portugal since the tourism revolution 0f 2014…

Link – Finally, if writing a short essay or multiple paragraphs, try and make the final sentence of your PEEL response link to the next sentence of the new paragraph so that your response is coherent and flows well, for example, litter can lead to many environmental problems, including negatively impacting upon wildlife and habitat ecosystems. Ecosystems can be affected by litter in through impacting upon the living space of animals…

Task:

Have a go at looking and annotating the seven Geographical photograph’s below with a PEEL annotation, picking out one Geographical point, explaining it in more detail and providing evidence to backup your explanation (you don´t have to link in this exercise as you are not being asked to provide an paragraph response…You can use the above annotation video to help you as well if you need..

Image result for mcdonalds litter

Photo 1: Litter outside MacDonalds in Los Angeles, USA, 2017…(source: google search images)

 

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Photo 2: The recent Earthquake to hit Indonesia this summer, 2018…(source: google search images)

 

Image result for FLASH FLOODING SIBERIA

Photo 3: Flash Flooding in Sochi, Siberia, 2014…(source: google search images)

 

Image result for wildfires mira de aire portugal

Photo 4: Wildfires in Mira De Aire , Portugal, being tackled , 2017…(source: google search images)

 

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Photo 5: Migration from Africa to Europe over the Mediterranean Sea, 2016…(source: google search images)

 

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Photo 6: Traffic build up on Oxford Street, London, 2015…(source: google search images)

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Photo 7: The impacts of climate change in a rural village in Ethiopia, 2018…(source: google search images)

 

Homework – Independent work time:

Identify a recent Geographical event in the news for your homework, but do not research it yet. you could use the SKY NEWS news feed on the homepage of GeoSchooley…

What is Geo & Why is it important?

What is Geo & Why is it important?

Title: What is Geography and Why is it important?

Key skills for this lesson:

  • Using SEEP to classify reasons and impacts

Social

Economic

Environmental

Political

  • Using the 5W  + 1H Enquiry research technique…

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  • The Development Compass research tool…

 

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This research tool in Geography will help you to identify and categorize Social, Economical, Environmental and Political reasons and impacts…

 

 

L.O: To know what Geography is and why it’s important to study?

KEY TERMS:

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY             Image result for CARTOON GLOBE

SEEP CLASSIFYING/REASONING

5W+1H ENQUIRY

DEVELOPMENT COMPASS ROSE

 

Starter:

Task 1: Watch The below clip and on your development compass rose define what Geography is to you and classify some reasons Using SEEP why its important to study…

(source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDk06h7Abbw)

Main Development:

It is important to understand that Geography can be broken down into three sub-categories of learning. These three categories include:

1) Physical Geography...

This type of Geography focuses on the the natural environment and how the climate, vegetation & life, soil, water, and landforms are produced and interact…

Stretch and Challenge:

Why is this kind of Geography important?

How might it connect top other areas of your learning?

How might this kind of Geography connect to the UN SDGs?

 

2) Human Geography...

This kind of Geography learning focuses on the built environment and how space is created, viewed and managed by humans as well as the influence humans have on the space they occupy.

Image result for human Geography cartoon

Stretch and Challenge:

Why is this kind of Geography important?

How might it connect top other areas of your learning?

How might this kind of Geography connect to the UN SDGs?

 

 

3) And thirdly…the interaction between both Physical and Human Geography – Environmental Geography…

As a result of the two subfields using different approaches a third field has emerged, which is Environmental Geography. Environmental Geography combines physical and human geography and looks at the interactions between the environment and humans.

Image result for Environmental Geography cartoon

Stretch and Challenge:

Why is this kind of Geography important?

How might it connect top other areas of your learning?

How might this kind of Geography connect to the UN SDGs?

 

Task 2: Your task is to create a persuasive piece of advertising for a Geography teaching job at a school in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) highlighting the reasons why its such a useful subject and good job to have. Use the following to assist your advertisement:

  1. Use a 5W Enquiry strategy to research and structure your advertisement
  2. Use the internet and course book to help your content of your advertisement
  3. Make use of teaching job websites such as ttps://www.tes.com/jobs/ and https://www.teacherhorizons.com/ to see how they advertise teaching jobs
  4. Provide a locational map of where your job is located – you could use the Google Maps link on GeoSchooley for this

Plenary:

Pass the globe QandA session – What is Geography? Why is it important? Key Terms from today’s lesson…

 

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Homework – independent work time: 

  • Research evidence of Geography in the news on the internet. Highlight the evidence in three different colours for Physical Geography, Human Geography and Environmental Geography. You can find articles on GeoSchooley if you access the SKY NEWS news feed on the homepage…