Geography&Food

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Planning with geography's key concepts in mind. Visualising our connectedness to the world through the use of Quikmaps.

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Geography&Food

  1. 1. Geography & Food Wendy North Outwood Pyramid Conference Woolley Hall 25 th January 2008
  2. 2. Place Space Scale Ensuring the place of geography in a cross curricular topic, e.g. food CONNECTEDNESS
  3. 3. Starting with me Where does my food come from? Supermarkets Farm Shop Allotment Market Take Away PLACE – Wakefield SPACE – map layout SCALE - local www.quikmaps.com
  4. 4. Where is my food grown/ processed in the local region? PLACE – West Yorkshire SCALE What is grown in the region in which we live? Local food box Rhubarb www.quikmaps.com
  5. 5. Where is my food grown or processed in the UK? PLACE – UK SCALE – national SPACE – UK map What is grown in the UK and transported to a food outlet where I live? Apples From Kent Wenesleydale Cheese www.quikmaps.com
  6. 6. Where is my food grown or processed in the world? PLACE – World SCALE – Global SPACE – Worldmap The World in a Supermarket Bag Bananas From Windward Islands Cocoa from Ghana Kenyan Beans Kiwi Fruit www.quikmaps.com
  7. 7. How am I connected to the world through the food that I eat? PLACE – World SCALE – Global SPACE – Worldmap The World in a Supermarket Bag Bananas From Windward Islands Cocoa from Ghana Kenyan Beans CONNECTEDNESS Kiwi Fruit Italy www.quikmaps.com
  8. 8. Planning learning … Making comparisons 1. Start with - my enthusiasms – something I can deliver with passion … this starting point provides a shared experience to build on and a basis for common understanding 3. Make the learning of geography accessible to children? Asking questions Using pictures/ photographs/maps Drama, role-play, enactment 2. Decide on the geography STARTING POINTS GEOGRAPHY BIG IDEAS ENQUIRY & SKILLS Place Scale Interconnectedness Space

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