New KS3 PoS Compatible...
DOWNLOAD SCHEME OF WORK (Very Rough)
Also the GTT website has an excellent CPD unit:
Thanks to Phil Wood and his University of Leicester PGCE students for some of these ideas. These can be downloaded from HERE.
These can also be developed using the scheme of work produced by Dan Raven Ellison, which is available to download from the RGS-IBG website (see below)
What is an eco-footprint
YouTube Video starters (see embedded videos below - can be saved using Zamzar for use in the classroom
The winners and losers of summer - look at how the weather affects our consumption patterns. Can be obtained from Slideshare.
|Activities by Dan Ellison
From the same source are some other activities:
|2||Footprinting: What are footprints ?||Dan Ellison's scheme of work
BP Footprint Calculator (CD Rom) and website.
Also use the MYABODO website: it's described as an 'interactive toy that lets you shape a house to suit you. See how it shapes the climate'
You can then position your house in a neighbourhood and start seeing how you can change your footprint.
|3||Reducing your personal footprint.||Pledge Wall
There are several models that we could use for this particular piece of work.
LIVE EARTH had a website with a tree which has a useful pledge leaf to download - this has the bonus of producing quite a visual display as a result of the work.
add a tile with your pledge on it...
What will be your step on the journey ?
Use Miss Muncaster's footprint to say what yours will be. Remember the longest journey begins with a single step...
Could make a useful display as well.
Via BLDGBLOG, I came across the HEAT MAP of Haringey council in London. Using GOOGLE EARTH to explore the area as well, could identify areas with lots of particular types (and therefore quite likely age of houses...)
The map itself can be browsed HERE.
Apparently they also have images of part of Norwich.
Also move on to look at the SCHOOL's FOOTPRINT. There are 4 areas to focus on:
Use the SCHOOL WEBSITE to get images and explore the virtual tour to get ideas.
|4||What we buy makes a difference
Christmas Dinner: Starter Image - What has this got to do with Geography ?
Christmas Dinner by Flickr user Ennor - CLICK TO ENLARGE
Made available under Creative Commons license
|How far has your Christmas
Dinner travelled ?
What are the alternatives...
Check out my detailed FOODMILES page. Also see scheme from Year 8
Useful sheet based on a newspaper article by Felicity Lawrence.
FOOD MILES ACTIVITY
See Miss Muncaster's sheet of her shopping in Morrisons last Sunday...
|5||Introduction to Big Mac
Start with a McDonalds photojam of images of restaurants around the world.
What makes McDonalds a global company ?
|Mind map activity with links
from burger and packaging...
Start blank and start to add some links and suggestions.
|6||Move on to Globalisation
|See the links to the
GLOBALISATION section of the website.
Lots of links on the page...
WALTER'S GLOBAL JEANS... and the other activities can then follow on from this starting point.
World on Fire
Superb starter video (Zamzar it...) Has lots of potential uses...
|YouTube Starter Video for
This is a superb video for starter. Shows how the money that would normally be spent on a pop video could actually be used for more useful purposes.
|8||LAMINATE FLOORING MYSTERY
A suggestion from SLN relating to the story on Laminate Flooring
|This could make a good mystery.
Laminate flooring is very popular these days, although I prefer a nice carpet...
A new page for October 2007
|10||New unit on
|Part of GTT website resources... New for
These videos link through to the ads for the DirectGov site's new CARBON CALCULATOR, which you might like to try.
|Short film to introduce the idea of saving CO2 by switching off appliances||Direct Gov advert|
http://www.globalfootprints.org/ - Global footprints
http://www.bestfootforward.com/carbonlife.htm - nice FLASH based calculator
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6033407.stm - BBC Ecological debt article
Source: New Economics Foundation
http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=322 - a useful map from the Worldmapper site.
http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/economic_unit/ - London's ecological footprint...
http://environment.independent.co.uk/climate_change/article2924621.ece - a useful INDEPENDENT article....
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