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Ideas for using the new RGS-IBG Walk the World website for local fieldwork.

Ideas for using the new RGS-IBG Walk the World website for local fieldwork.

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    Walk the World Walk the World Presentation Transcript

    • Walk the Worldhttp://www.walktheworld.org.uk/ Launched this week by Nick Crane Developed by RGS-IBG
    • ConnectionsFollow a walk…
    • Submitting a WalkTo create a walk you need four ingredients:1. You need evidence of good links to at least 15 other countries in an area that you can comfortably walk around; and to know the stories behind those links. The links become the points of interest on the walk.2. You need to plan the route between the points of interest so that the walk is easyand fun to follow, and to make a map of that route. Ideally the walk starts and endsat the same place. We suggest using the free Ordnance Survey Get a Map service tocreate your route. Its free to register and use the site.3. You need, ideally, a theme to the walk. This theme will tie together the stories atthe points of interest and help you to create a more interesting walk for the user.4. Finally, you will need to write a commentary for the walk, and this will includethe stories at each point of interest, and the directions for how to get to the nextpoint of interest on the walk. If you can attach some photos of points of interestthat would be really good too.
    • Activity• Plan how we will use this website with students• Take a walk outside the school and see what connections we can document• Submit walk to the website
    • Pupil ‘roles’• Researcher• ‘Spotter’ – looking for possible links• Cartographer – route planning and map making• Photographer• Risk assessor• Commentary author• Editor – pulls the walk together• IT support
    • Badges made with Big Huge Labs
    • Expansion
    • The Press release The school newsletter Parental involvement Include the school as a point of interest… Over to you…All images from site are copyright RGS-IBG and associated partners