By Andy Leeder
This identify takes a skills-based strategy, with every one part suggesting common principles to take advantage of in daily school room instructing, together with particular examples of the way those can be utilized with numerous modules from straight forward college via to highschool.
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The maps can be created by teaching staff, but a better option is to search the Web for free materials for schools. A good starting point is to download the core maps for the updated 2001 National Curriculum (Key Stages 2 and 3). These are available direct from the Ordnance Survey website. Go to 'education', then 'teaching resources', then 'QCA mapping'. These maps are produced in colour A4 format. As with all of the maps in your 'bank', it is worth building the bank around A3, A4 and A5 formats.
Place four large cards, one in each corner of the classroom. One card states 'I strongly agree', another states 'I agree', a third states 'I strongly disagree' and the final card states 'I disagree'. Now reveal one of four statements, using the OHP. For illustrative purposes, the statements might read: The development of iron ore in this area benefits all of the people of Brazil. The economic advantages of iron ore extraction outweigh the environmental consequences. The extraction of minerals on indigenous Indian land should be made illegal.
One song on the soundtrack, 'Gangsta's Paradise', written by Stevie Wonder and performed by Coolio, adds to the atmosphere (edit for mild bad language). 42 This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank SECTION 4 The classroom environment IDEA 37 Geographers know that the subject lends itself to the use and application of a wide range of media. More than most other subjects, teaching and learning programmes are enriched by access to a rich array of materials which allow teachers to enhance their lessons through stimulating, colourful and up-to-date resources.