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100 Ideas for Teaching Geography (Continuums One Hundreds) by Andy Leeder

By Andy Leeder

This identify takes a skills-based process, with every one part suggesting normal principles to exploit in daily lecture room educating, together with particular examples of the way those can be utilized with numerous modules from hassle-free institution via to school.

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Two contrasting scenarios provide a context for you: Bangladesh continues to suffer from flood problems. A range of solutions are available to alleviate the problems, but not all can be initiated, owing to lack of funds. Which scheme would students select as a priority? The economy of British Columbia (Canada) needs a boost; unemployment has reached unacceptable levels. The government seeks to support schemes that are sustainable (both economically and environmentally). However, large reserves of oil and natural gas offer an immediate solution.

Follow the links through 'education' and 'teaching resources' to arrive at the 'dangerous road' activity. The activity will help students: to use six-figure grid references; to devise and follow routes; to identify map features; and to use a map to inform decision-making. Students imagine that they are in a police control room. Following a road accident, they need to decide on a course of action. Information is gradually relayed to them in a series of sequenced reports. They need to make decisions about keeping traffic moving, using diversions.

Three options have been suggested, each of which involves controversy. An area of coastline is eroding. Marine defences are an option, but they are very expensive. The use of an 'editorial' is the perfect addition. After a student has reported on the issue and structured the report to ensure that a range of views are explored, his or her own view can be reported as if through the editor's comment. The students may not appreciate that you are attempting to develop higher-level skills, including that of synthesis.

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