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  • @tonycassidy sharegeography.co.uk [email_address]
  • Simple More preparation Links to all the resources and ideas can be found at sharegeography.co.uk Sensible Silly
  • Read news reports/passages from books aloud, ask students to summarise the content as images. 1
  • Place games to develop ‘core knowledge’. Have a class league. 2 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm
  • http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/home.html For another 101 games/simulations see http://goo.gl/qcjH6
  • Send us a postcard. 3
  • 4 Ian Gilbert’s ‘thunks’ are thought provoking statements that promote critical thinking and discussion. Has any ‘good’ resulted from the Japanese Tsunami? Do rivers ever end? Is it ever morally right to buy sweatshop made products? Can people be rich and still live in a shanty settlement?
  • TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE IN BOLD YELLOW BLOCK CAPITALS. Ceefax-For more news see page 102. 1/3 First paragraph must be in white text. Further paragraph must be in light blue text. Font Lucida Console 18. No more than four paragraphs per page, maximum one hundred words. No images. 5 Ask students to summarize a topic in 100 words or less.
  • Watch the news summary, annotate the countries and issues mentioned. 6 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/
  • Graph emotional responses to media. 7
  • Design a geographical recipe. 8
    • Ingredients.
    • Fossil fuels
    • Deforestation
    • Cattle
    • Rice
    Global Warming Recipe. Cooking Instructions 1.Liberally burn fossil fuels from the industrial revolution to the present. Making sure none of the carbon is offset. 2. At the same time, cut down significant numbers of trees and replace with pastoral land. 3. Put significant numbers of cattle on the pastoral land, ensuring they are fed with high protein feed, allow them to pass huge volumes of methane. 4. Make sure you are growing significant amounts of rice as a side to the main dish. 5. Continue to cook for at least a hundred years and serve piping hot.
  • Produce a subversive ad campaign or job advertisement. http://www.adbusters.org/content/nike-running 9
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  • Hanging valley our tune. 10 Old but not finished. Seeking the love of a good women after her depart. Enjoy staring out to sea and wondering what could have been. I’m hard, but with some weaknesses. Animal lover. Lonely animal lover, seeking companion, into a diverse range of activities, particularly those that make money. Good with heights, but dislikes harsh weather. Will set-a-side time for anyone who wishes to support my less favoured life. Foreign Advance. Ex-secondary worker seeks hi-tech solution to my depression. Willing to accept foreign advances. Rich in culture, and looking for someone to give me a positive boost. Will thank my lucky stars. Seeking Cold front. Looking for a partner into feeling low, enjoy spinning against the norm. Especially would like someone cold to raise me up to new heights. No time wasters. Raise me. Londoner, looking for a surge to raise me quickly. Interested?
  • 11 Produce large sets for a class round-robin exercise.
  • In which country would it be impolite to your host not to leave food on your plate? France In which country is it rude to chat during a meal? When clinking glasses you should always look the other person in the eye, but in which country? In which country must you not mix your vodka? In which country would it be impolite to your host to leave food on the plate? In which country is it acceptable to eat a peach with a knife and fork? In which country is it unacceptable to turn your fish upside down whilst eating it? In which county, whilst eating tapas, is it acceptable to throw your rubbish onto the floor? World Table Manners 1 Start China Japan Iceland Italy Poland Russia Food for thought
  • 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 6 5 4 3 2 Stimulating creative writing idea by Steve Bowkett . This template by Noel Jenkins . 12 PH P
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  • Adapt lyrics to nursery rhymes or songs. Hanging Valley you Little Star. How I wonder what you are! Up above the valley so high, Like a tributary in the sky. Hanging Valley you little star, How I wonder what you are! 13
  • When the glacier is all gone, plucking has done its job. Oh the valley sides so steep. water, water, down the retreats. Hanging, Valley, little star, How I wonder what you are!
  • Abrasion has made the valley so deep, how can you possibly compete. You could not see which way to go, If you did not flow so. Hanging, Valley, little star, How I wonder what you are!
  • With your tiny glacier in the sky. How could you compete with this mighty sight. For you never eroded so far. Leaving you hanging in the sky. Hanging, Valley, little star, How I wonder what you are!
  • Home Profile Inbox Friends Settings Logout Search View photos Info Photos Boxes What’s on your mind? Share Name Information Friends 10hrs ago View videos Older posts Wall Recent Activity Ads Groups Add a picture here Add personal information here Who would they be friends with? Last status update here What would they be typing now? What have they been doing on Facebook? Two interactions with friends What groups are they in? What ads would be targeted to them? 14
  • Home Profile Inbox Friends Settings Logout Search View photos Info Photos Boxes Ouch, that stung  Share Old Harry Information Friends Cave Arch Sea All calm today.........  10hrs ago View videos Older posts Wall Recent Activity Really annoyed with corrasion at the moment- ripping me apart. I’ll be lapping around your base later ;) Ads Groups Chalk Headland, recently lost wife to the sea. Located in Dorset. Numerous weaknesses, enjoy being exposed. Old Harry and Spit are now friends. Old Harry joined stop photographing me! Resistant Rock Visit Dorset Insurance
  • Ask students to develop nine Iphone/Ipod Apps for a character, feature, place or issue... 15
  • What are you doing? 140 Summarize the content of the lesson in 140 characters. 16 Update
  • Home Profile Find People Settings Help Sign out What are you doing? Home Unknown Home Following Followers Tweets 100 89 100 @unknown Direct Messages Favourites Search Q RSS Feed 140 Name of Twitter user and image here. Most recent Tweet here. Oldest Tweet here. Update More
  • Can you name the Twitter user from their tweets?
  • Home Profile Find People Settings Help Sign out What are you doing? Home Unknown Home Following Followers Tweets 100 89 100 @unknown Direct Messages Favourites Search Q RSS Feed 140 I’m a country in the Northern Hemisphere. I’m a country in the Northern Hemisphere. Update
  • Home Profile Find People Settings Help Sign out What are you doing? Home Unknown Home Following Followers Tweets 100 89 100 @unknown Direct Messages Favourites Search Q RSS Feed 140 I have 77 active volcanoes. I’m a country in the Northern Hemisphere. I have 77 active volcanoes. Update
  • Home Profile Find People Settings Help Sign out What are you doing? Home Unknown Home Following Followers Tweets 100 89 100 @unknown Direct Messages Favourites Search Q RSS Feed 140 My main island is Honshu. I’m a country in the Northern Hemisphere. I have 77 active volcanoes. My main island is called Honshu. Update
  • Home Profile Find People Settings Help Sign out What are you doing? Home Unknown Home Following Followers Tweets 100 89 100 @unknown Direct Messages Favourites Search Q RSS Feed 140 My capital is Tokyo. I’m a country in the Northern Hemisphere. I have 77 active volcanoes. My main island is called Honshu. My capital is Tokyo. Update
  • Home Profile Find People Settings Help Sign out What are you doing? Home Unknown Home Following Followers Tweets 100 89 100 @unknown Direct Messages Favourites Search Q RSS Feed 140 My currency is the Yen. I’m a country in the Northern Hemisphere. I have 77 active volcanoes. My main island is called Honshu. My capital is Tokyo. Update
  • Take a humanistic approach to physical geography. Show a range of images and ask students to write a poetic response. 17 ‘ The River’ recorded using Audacity. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  • 18 Model features, maps and diagrams.
  • Landscape in a box by Alan Parkinson . Map on a plate by Wendy North .
  • 19 Design pop-up diagrams.
  • 20 Ask students to produce stop motion animations related to concepts and topics. Earthquake by George.
  • 21 Develop actions and movements to help remember concepts. Hand plates
  • 22 Text conversations between two interested parties, alternate form of audience. http://transl8it.com/
  • d movemnt of material frm 1 plce 2 nothA
  • 23 Adopt a webcam, a simple way of looking at how seasons or places change through the year. Students could save images and produce a time-lapse movie. http://www.ifever.org.uk/camera / ‘ In the line of defence’ project at Bawdsey.
  • 24 Andrew Field’s contengenerator games are a great starter, plenary and revision tool. Some are free, but individual programs and licenses are available to purchase. Also see http://www.games4geog.com/ http://www.contentgenerator.net/ Penalty
  • 25 http://www.missionexplore.co.uk/missions Range of out of the box fieldwork ideas and activities.
  • Produced using Crazy Talk software http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/