Reading Geography

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  • Photo: The Independent. In Padang, Indonesia, students climb out of the rubble of a collapsed building
  • Reading Geography

    1. 1. Reading Geography<br />Source: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/The-Papers---Newspaper-Front-Pages-<br />
    2. 2. How can we use reading strategies to analyse a geographical media text? <br />
    3. 3. Skim….<br />You have 1 minute to skim read the text and find out the following: <br />What kind of text is this?<br />What is its purpose? <br />Who is the audience? <br />What is the text about? <br />
    4. 4. Scan….<br />You have 3 minutes to scan the text and find out the following: <br />What set off the tsunami? <br />What is the combined death toll so far?<br />What was the magnitude of the Samoan earthquake that triggered the tsunami? <br />What is the capital of Samoa?<br /> Name 2 initial effects of the Indonesian earthquake.<br />What will complicate the rescue efforts? <br />
    5. 5. Predict….<br />What do you think the future holds for the people of Samoa and Sumatra? <br />1 week after the event… <br /> 1 year after the event....<br />Useful words<br />Family, Friends, Housing, Jobs, Education, Health Care, Power and Communication....<br />
    6. 6. Visualise….<br /> Create a storyboard from the text. Focus on the events which led to the earthquakes and the effects which followed. <br />
    7. 7. Empathise….<br />
    8. 8. Question….<br /> If you were the Indonesian government, what would be your main priorities following the earthquake?<br /> If you were the government, who would you ask for help?<br />

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