Just put some new work together for the Tundra - Tropical Year 9 unit with the outcome being an assessed piece of writing.
I have in the past asked the Y9's to to a Rainforest Essay looking at issues of sustainability in a chosen forest area but am fast becoming tired of that. I have wanted to explore the issues behind Palm Oil production for a while now and found a nice mystery linking Palm Oil & Orangutans. Although I couldn't access this without paying a fiver for the PowerPoint and a further fiver for the worksheet, I am going to try to make up my own inquiry based on this subject. I have found it hard going resourcing it today and am not happy with the layout or progression but will have to play around with it again when I teach it later this week.
http://gorgeousgeography.wordpress.com/about/ has helped me a lot in researching the work so thanks to Melanie Richards in Greenwich.
Right. Home time. More later.
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