... and before all the First Contact work, Y9 have been very busy working on their Niagara Falls sustainable tourism piece of work. This has replaced the Niagara Falls tourism brochure which I think had run its course. They did a really good job of this and the displays in the room have attracted some positive comments from other students. Here are a few examples.
I have been using my Y9 students as guinea pigs to test out a new variation to the ecosystems unit of work. I have included some work on First Contact and after some research, the students were tasked with painting a scene (using Amazonian style art) or writing a letter to explain how their lives were about to change. These are some of the results:
I have been experimenting today with a new tool produced by @russeltarr and I really like the potential of this one. Just had a quick play to test its embedding potential in geographypods and all seems to work well. Really easy to use, takes no time to put together and I hope to use further in my teaching. Here is a hastily put together brainbox for the Y9 assessment on Palm Oil. More later. Matt
Author of geographypods.com.