“ Language provides the medium for learning geography in every classroom and should therefore be a major consideration in the planning and preparation of lessons.” Graham Butt, University of Birmingham Originally contained in 2 nd edition of Balderstone and Lambert (2010)
Kansas City Library , Car Park Titles chosen by local people...
We live in a society where the image is becoming the dominant means of communication, and where once we used pictures to illustrate our written texts, increasingly we are using written text to illustrate the pictures. Most of us engage with moving image texts more than any other form of text in any given day, so the development of literacy skills in young people should recognise that fact. What links all of these texts is that they are all a form of narrative , so when we develop literacy skills in young people what we are developing is the set of skills which will enable them to engage critically with the range of narratives which are in the world, and to be able to construct their own effective narratives. Bill Boyd, Literacy Adviser, Scotland
Authors describing local geography <ul><li>Roger Deakin: “Wildwood” </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Taylor: “Return to Akenfield” </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur Ransome: “We didn’t mean to go to sea” </li></ul><ul><li>W.G. Sebald: “Rings of Saturn” </li></ul>
Activity from “Look at it this Way” With thanks to Gary Dawson
Brian : Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't NEED to follow ME, You don't NEED to follow ANYBODY! You've got to think for yourselves! You're ALL individuals! The Crowd : Yes! We're all individuals! Brian : You're all different! The Crowd : Yes, we ARE all different! Man in crowd : I'm not... The Crowd : Sssssh!
Living Geography... http://livinggeography.blogspot.com