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“ Having a snow day ” Image: Alan Parkinson
 
On Tuesday 3 rd  of February, 1 in 5 of the working population took the day off work....
Image: Flickr user Kevan Creative Commons Parts of the  country came to a virtual  standstill
News reporting... <ul><li>Go to Sky News homepage  to view all the newspaper front pages each day – good for comparing the...
 
 
What was the impact on: <ul><li>Small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Commuters </li></ul><ul><li>Essential public services <...
There was some criticism about school closures
Boris Johnson defended the lack of London buses, and suggested this was not a day to ‘skive’...
BINGO  game adapted for the snow and figures.... <ul><li>800 flights cancelled at Heathrow airport </li></ul><ul><li>12 in...
Discuss... <ul><li>Margaret Morrissey, of the Parents Outloud campaign group, said it sent out the message that if life ge...
Enquiry question Is snow lovely or evil ?
A YPG curriculum will :    –  be planned through dialogue: between teachers, young people, teacher educators and academic ...
TASK Produce a lesson which includes a range of resources to explore the enquiry question. The activities need to match th...
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Having a Snow Day

  1. 1. “ Having a snow day ” Image: Alan Parkinson
  2. 3. On Tuesday 3 rd of February, 1 in 5 of the working population took the day off work....
  3. 4. Image: Flickr user Kevan Creative Commons Parts of the country came to a virtual standstill
  4. 5. News reporting... <ul><li>Go to Sky News homepage to view all the newspaper front pages each day – good for comparing the reporting of stories. </li></ul><ul><li>This can be done whenever there is a major world event. </li></ul>
  5. 8. What was the impact on: <ul><li>Small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Commuters </li></ul><ul><li>Essential public services </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency services </li></ul>
  6. 9. There was some criticism about school closures
  7. 10. Boris Johnson defended the lack of London buses, and suggested this was not a day to ‘skive’...
  8. 11. BINGO game adapted for the snow and figures.... <ul><li>800 flights cancelled at Heathrow airport </li></ul><ul><li>12 inches of snow fell in Dorset </li></ul><ul><li>14 vehicles rescued from a hill near Lyme Regis </li></ul><ul><li>Worst snowfall for 18 years </li></ul><ul><li>Etc.... </li></ul>
  9. 12. Discuss... <ul><li>Margaret Morrissey, of the Parents Outloud campaign group, said it sent out the message that if life gets difficult you should simply stay at home. </li></ul><ul><li>She called for an &quot;emergency plan&quot; to be introduced to allow more schools to stay open in the event of bad weather. </li></ul><ul><li>Her comments come as thousands of schools across the country announced that they would be closing their doors for the second day running. </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs Morrissey said: &quot;We are giving children the message that when things get difficult you should just stay at home and have fun. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Then, when they keep taking sick days from work when they grow up we wonder why.&quot; </li></ul>
  10. 13. Enquiry question Is snow lovely or evil ?
  11. 14. A YPG curriculum will :    – be planned through dialogue: between teachers, young people, teacher educators and academic geographers – draw from young people's everyday experiences – extend the way that young people are involved in, and can directly influence, the curriculum – emphasise dialogic pedagogies – enable young people to use their capacity to think geographically when encountering the world
  12. 15. TASK Produce a lesson which includes a range of resources to explore the enquiry question. The activities need to match the description of a Young People’s Geographies curriculum on the previous slide. Use a range of web tools to produce creative resources. Wordle produced at http://wordle.net Remember CREATIVE COMMONS labelling.

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