September 18, 2015
In Geography this week we have been exploring one of the main stories being covered by the media across Europe, and in fact the world. The Refugee Crisis. Year groups across KS3 have taken different approaches. Year 7 have been finding out about Refugees throughout history, putting their mapping skills to the test by locating their origin and destination. This is then being followed up by finding out how one of the refugees made a contribution to society. Did you know one of the first contraceptive pills was invented by a refugee? Year 8 are taking a more general approach and building up their understanding of migration, both voluntary and forced, before considering why people have become refugees. Year 9 have the challenging task of investigating some of the myths and rumours around refugees, to either prove or disprove them based on comments made by people responding to the media stories.
In order to support the students, many resources have been made available on http://www.pearltrees.com/markstorey, including some of the resources from the lessons in class folders, along with a folder ‘In the News’ to give a wider selection of information.
Students also have the opportunity to challenge themselves further by responding to posts on. http://storiesofgeog.blogspot.ro/ Here they will find articles and websites that they may find useful to their lessons, or something they are interested in.
Lastly, a twitter account has been set up to share websites, news stories as they happen. Follow @MSTGeography to discover even more about Geography and world around us.