The PowerPoint with basic resources can be found below. Some funny memes can be found out there to lighten the mood a little and so were added at key points in the sesson.
The students then had to place their everyday item in the centre of the A3 sheet below and spend 4 minutes writing out a sales pitch to tell me why the item was vital to their IB DP SL studies. After each student had read their pitch, they were then to continue linking their item to different elements of the core and optional units.
This proved to be a valuable activity and brought out the synthesis required to stitch together the course and allow them to think more widely about A03 type responses in the 10 & 15 mark sections of all papers. It is also proved a point that if they have a brain blank in the exam with a particular case study, they have enough geographical knowledge to 'borrow' a case study from elsewhere and adapt to fit the question. If they can do it with condoms, cars and bananas...!!
We then moved onto a piece of work on command terms and a refresher on the A01, A02 and A03 approach in paper 1 & 2. The following worksheet was cut up into slips and the students had to match up the command term with definition. This took about 15 minutes and the students coped surprisingly well with it. I suppose they should have done given the huge number of essays they've written over their IB careers.
Bit of time at the end for last minute questions and a few abbreviations to help them remember the tourism and sport case studies.
Tourism - R.E.D.R.U.N
Rural Area, Ecotourism, Development Strategy, Remote Areas, Urban Area, National
Participation & Success, Urban Regeneration, National League, Contemporary Event, Supporters (residence of)
Kate also shared with us some of her most excellent revision notes for each and every part of the course! We were well impressed!