Citizenship Through Geography Sagt 2009Presentation Transcript
Citizenship through Geography SAGT Annual Conference 2009 David Rogers
Citizenship: there’s an app for that
‘So until the whole world changes, what should we do?’Bruce Parry
What values should our learners have when they leave school?Add them to your ideal citizen
‘Well, its a bit ofeverything,especiallyGeography’
Curriculum for Excellence Values Wisdom, Justice, Compassion, Integrity Learners who are Confident Successful Responsible Effective contributors Informed
‘Duct tape is the single most useful repair tool you can carry on a backpacking trip’Kristin Hostetter
Doing something about it, not just learning about it.
Takingaction starts at an individuallevel.
‘Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place’Banksy
#1 Guerrilla Geography
Covert action Creative Thought provoking What’s the point?
Scout the locations Design the flyer Attach the Guerrilla Geography Make people think about space, be located in a place where they will be read and be not be offensive Little Notices
#2 Evaluate protest
#3 Action Manifesto
#4 Moral Dilemmas Is it right to make a reduction in our carbon emissions by buying local while putting Kenyan farmers out of business?
‘I have been asked a question many a time, ‘who is your hero?’ I say, my hero does not depend on the position a person occupies. My heroes are those simple men and women who have committed themselves to fighting poverty wherever it is found in the world’Nelson Mandela
#5 Get local wordle.net
‘Last time I looked I saw rails laid in Princes Street. They were rusty’ Comment on edinburghnews.scotsman.com
‘Print yourself a free copy of the Edinburgh Tram Map, pictured below’ West End (Frasers) O======================O Scott Monument
Years ago someone looked up into the night sky and asked: ‘why can’t we build something powerful enough to take us to the moon?’ The rest, as they say, is history. #6 Ask ‘Why?’
#7 Experience Change
Grow something and eat it
#8 Explore diversity
Map (un)friendly places #9 Change your school
How good is access at your school?
#10 Get Personal
Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shown on a Japanese TV that was built in China. And the most British thing? Suspicion of anything foreign.
#11 Use the language of rights ‘I found illegal workers in shocking conditions. I spoke to someone who was being paid an illegal wage. She was working 12-hour days, seven days per week! I snuck into the factory. The conditions were horrible – no heating!’ Write down one development indicator of this country
Freedom to be protected from slavery and forced labour
#12 Floating Topicality
Who’s speech? Write down 3 key words
Radio Culture Technology News How are we connected to the USA? Politics Business Settlements called Portsmouth in the USA
#13 Engage with politics ‘Advocacy and Activism can begin to make a better world.
#14 Challenge Stereotypes
Your Mission: Produce information that addresses the stereotypes of my Personal Learning Network. The outcome will be shared via social media
List 5 words that you associate with Pirates
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#15 Challenge the status quo Put OAPs in the hood
#16 Keep teaching great Geography
Should schools be aiming to create ‘good, thoughtful and responsible’ members of society? YES