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Rudyard Kipling

ESDGC:  Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship - is about: The logo is:
  • the links between our lives and those of other people throughout the world
  • the needs and rights of future generations
  • the relationships between power, resources and human rights
  • the local and global implications of everything we do.
  • the actions taken by individuals or organisations in response to local and global issues.
Communication: Non-fiction texts can be divided into six main types called 'text purposes': The logo is:


The benefits of using speaking frames:
* Helps to set the criteria for effective responses.
* Reduces vague language, encourages precise and concise language.
* Encourages productive use of academic vocabulary and helps confirm understandings.

Lesson 63 What is special about June 20th 2013?
  UNHCR - if you had one minute to get ready what would you take?
  Syria - living with civil war for 2 years in Damascus
  Top of the G8 agenda  
  Syria crisis - one and a half million video clip  
  Task grid
  Multiple Choice Quiz  
Lesson 62 Has a crime been committed? The strange case of 'Slave Labour'  
  Slave labour What is the work 'slave labour' like?  
  Do the 'right thing'
"You have deprived a community of an asset that was given to us for free and greatly enhanced an area that needed it. "I call on you, and your consciences, to pull the piece from both potential sales and return it to its rightful place." Who owns the work? - explain why this is a difficult matter to resolve.
  Exercise Ans
  Ask and answer 6 questions about the artwork called 'Slave labour'. What do you think should happen to the artwork? What do you think about 'street art'?  
  'Exit through the gift shop' What is 'geographical' about this artwork?  
Lesson 61 Manor Farm f/or Solar Farm?  
  Wymeswold airfield, Leicestershire  
  Anglesey - once was Wales' largest  
  Llanvapley proposal (3rd in Monmouthshire) Who has proposed it? How big is it? What will it produce? Who decides?  
  Llanvapley location Where is it?  
  Byth Who is against it?  
  Right Royal Row Who is against it?  
  Those in favour? Who is in favour?  
  Exercise Ans
  What is proposed at Manor Farm? Where is Manor Farm? Who is involved in the argument? What are the arguments in favour? What are the arguments against?  
  Symbolic Level (400)  
Lesson 60 Why a £2 T shirt is not a bargain?  
  Are shoppers concerned where their clothes from?  
  Owner Mohammed Sohel Rana arrested  
  'Clean Clothes Campaign'  
  Bangladesh trade  
  Exercise 60 Ans
  Task: Explain what happened in Bangladesh. Draw a graph to show the main exports of Bangladesh and explain why the textile trade is so important to the country. What should we as 'consumers' do - Buy from Bangladesh or Boycott clothes from Bangladesh or do something else??  
  Plenary You've got 90 seconds to think of a one sentence slogan to end the advert - it could be about why we shouldn't buy £2 T shirts.  
Lesson 59 Where does the hunt for gold lead?  
  Who is to blame?  
  What are the symptoms?  
  How can it be solved?  
  Exercise 59 Ans
  Task: Describe the who, what, where, when and why of this news story (in about 100 words) - include an accurate sketch map.  
  Image Look closely at the image for 60 seconds.
Jot down an observation question to test the class with.
Try to guess the specialist term the teacher has written down.
Lesson 58 Can the 'black smokers' yield copper, zinc, nickel and lead?
Natural Environment
  Deep sea Vents explored by UK Team How are they exploring the sea bed?
  The Cayman Trench - location Where are they exploring? How does it link to Plate Tectonic Theory?
  What creatures are they discovering? What creatures are they discovering?
  The narrow ecosystem the second clip on this webpage. ... and what is the habitat like?
  A 'black smoker' / hydrothermal vent / deep sea vent. How is it formed?  
  Ore factories of the deep    Why spend the money on this research?  
  Should we exploit this potential resource - or not?  
  Comic Relief classic  
Lesson 57 Who spilled the glue?
  Dorset coast video
  Close up of the 'gooey glue' clip 2  
  Task: Describe the location of the incident. Describe the distribution of sites where the affected birds were found. Use percentage figures to identify the worst affected area.  
  Task exercise  
  Recount text extension  
  Peer marking scheme. Recount exercise is an extension - concentrate on numeracy.  
Lesson 56 "Weird Weather" - Peer Marking exercise  
  SE Wales  
  Jakarta 1          Jakarta 2  
  Sydney 1          Sydney 2  
For Jakarta and Sydney write paragraphs based on the news clips making sure that you include answers the following questions ...
Where are they?
What weather event occurred?
When did it happen?
Who was affected?
What are the indirect impacts of this weather?
  Marking Fruit Machine  
Lesson 55 Would you Bundanoon it?
Natural Environment
  Where/What am I? 5 clues
  Report from Bundanoon. with video clip.
  Concord Follows On  Concord video clip here with figures in article
  The Battle of Midway
  "a product that is perhaps the ultimate manifestation of the consumer age. Selling people what they already can have almost for free - in bottles produced from oil, 70% of which are never recycled."  The story of 'stuff'  
  banthebottle - facts - school campaign  
  Notesheet Ans
  Either ...
a) write at least words about this news story - answering at least 4 questions or
b) Design a poster to support a 'ban the bottle' campaign or
c) Write a presentation for the school council suggesting three things this school could do to support this general campaign or
d) Fully explain the quote above or
e) suggest another relevant/appropriate task that you could do to the teacher - get it approved and do it.
Lesson 54 Christmas Tree Cluedo
Natural Environment
  Andy Dearing
  The Scots Pine Tree - victim
  The Murder Site
  Inverclyde Road Situation  
  The View from Inverclyde Road, Poole  
  The decking and hot tub with sunloungers on Inverclyde Road  
  The Mystery notes ans
  Prepare your (Planning Officer) detective report explaining the Where?, When?, Who?, How?, Why? and So what? of this mystery!  
  Record fine over a tree  
  Rhino follow up  
Lesson 53 "Rain, rain go away" What happened in Kempsey?
  River Severn Drainage Basin
  How Kempsey's defences will work
  Kempsey village
  One house in Kempsey, Worcestershire Climate Change
  Government and Insurance companies  
  Sketch Map - Where is Kempsey?  
  Diagram - What went wrong?  
  Where is it? What was the problem? How did the EA* solve the problem? When did it fail? Why did it fail? Who is affected? Who is to blame? So what? *EA - Environment Agency  
  Bring back OddBox 1 This is wrong in so many ways!  
Lesson 52 "40 years in jail - for stealing a bit of bone?"
Natural Environment
  Jail not Bail Campaign
  White and Black
  Chumlong Lemtongthai
  South Africa 2010  
  Record Year 2011  
  Record Year 2012  
  London connection  
  Exercise ans
  Task: Working with a partner produce a radio advert (in English) of about 30secs to 60 secs length aiming to persuade a target audience that rhino horn is best left on rhinos. Tell us who your target audience is.  
  Rhino Song  
Lesson 51 "Is there a brighter future for girls?"
  Tahmina Kohistani Afghanistan
3 Aug Women's 100m Preliminaries, Heat 4 Rank 9  Time:14.42 PB
  Tahmina Kohistani
  Brighter future for girls? Identity and Culture
  Malala Yousafzai Pakistan - Swat Valley  
  Location Map  
  Population Statistics  
  Importance of Education for Girls  
  Exercise ans
  Homework Task: Produce a magazine poster with the title "Is there a brighter future for Afghan girls?". Sub-divide your poster / article into at least 4 side-headings which ask and then answer your own questions. Include a map and at least one diagram. Try to explain why education for girls would be good for the country as whole.  
  Tractor Driver  
Lesson 50 "What has this got to do with climate change?"
  Video clip Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv9qLpZ_kBw
  BBC news article
  Distribution Source: http://www.fabentech.com/emerging_diseases/emerging-diseases/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus Climate Change
  BBC science article 2006  
  Exercise Ans
  Task: Write an account of the Congo fever incident in the UK - mention the UK case, the symptoms of the disease, how the disease is passed to humans, where the disease is found. Or design a leaflet to make the public more aware of CCHF but aiming to avoid a 'mass panic' response.  
  OddBox Historic August 2012  
Lesson 49 "What is the problem with tradition?"
  Location Anhui Province
  Son preference
  China facing one child policy dilemma BBC report September 2012 Identity and Culture
  Dustbin Game  
  Task: Write a letter / or design a poster aimed at the new Chinese Government either persuading them to keep or to abolish the One Child Policy. Son preference - what would your slogan be?  
  Odd Ending 2 min  
  Factual Ending 3 min  
Lesson 48 "Nobody wanted this ... but no European country would accept them"
  Turkish coast 6th September
  News Article - Source:
  Location Wealth & Poverty
  Task: [Text Purpose Recount] Tell the story in no more than 10 sentences. It must be in the correct sequence of time and places from beginning to end.  
  Peer Marking  
  Extra Challenge: Suggest (other than the people smugglers) who you would blame for partly causing this tragedy  
Lesson 47 "... and all for want of a nail" - Anon
  Image With a partner think of 4 Kipling questions that you'd like to ask.
  Shropshire Star 13th  June
  Llandough Hospital

Tref-y-Rhyg School - Tonyrefail

Consumption & waste
  Libanus School, Brecon Beacons

War Memorials

  Soaring Costs to Local Councils
  Dyfed Powys Police  
  Awareness Campaign  
  Task : Working in a group sized  between 2 and 4 people - write a 30-60 second dialogue about metal theft and its consequences. It should be suitable for broadcasting on a local radio station as an advert / public service announcement. You can't show pictures so your words will have to describe the scene and what has happened.
Be prepared to perform this to the class - everyone must say something.
  Extra Challenge - think of a slogan for your campaign and be ready to explain the ideas behind it.  
  Peer Marking Fruit Machine - it's more skill than luck!  
  Made with: http://classtools.net/widgets/fruit_machine_7/LZqx2.htm  
Lesson 46 "All things must pass". The sad demise of Lonesome George.
Natural Environment
  Meet the world's rarest animal              http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7881562.stm
  Post Office Bay                                       http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7881175.stm

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  Draw a sketch map to locate the Galapagos Islands and add 6 annotations to explain this story and why it is important. (Think about how we might mark it!)  
  Peer Marking Fruit Machine - it's more skill than luck!  
  Made with: http://classtools.net/widgets/fruit_machine_6/QuBU7.htm  
  Challenge - How many of the world's Top Ten Most Endangered Species can you name?
Choose one species - suggest what you would do to improve it chances of survival.
Lesson 45 Where is the toughest place to be a Binman?
  Full video here  http://watchdocumentary.com/watch/toughest-place-to-be-a-bin-man-video_10664966c.html
  Text summary of the programme
  Location Wealth & Poverty
  Try to write 100 words of text to answer who these people were, where they were working, what was different between the jobs in the two places, why the job was so tough in Jakarta. You should include a simple sketch map to locate the two places.  
  The One Armed Bandit of peer assessment (for literacy).  
Lesson 44 They were seeking a new life. What happened?
  It's happened before Ask 6 questions about this image.
  Tragedy     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18546064 Wealth & Poverty
  Report from Jakarta on asylum seeker tragedy     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LEQlIqNeWM  
  The story   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18545299  
  Key Terms  
  How would you like it? - the story in reverse    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHjVTCRKLFU  
  Exercise Ans
  Try to write 100 words of explanation text to answer who these people were, where they were coming from and to, why they were there, what happened to them. You should include a simple sketch map.  
  The One Armed Bandit of peer assessment (for literacy).  
Lesson 43  Biofool or Biofuel? Let's discuss this issue.  
  Homework: Try to write a discussion text explaining at least 4 good points and 4 bad points connected with the increasing growth of biofuels. Remember to end with your conclusion.
  Fascinator Ask 4 questions about this cartoon. Try to find out what it means?

Source: http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/?cat=42

  Zero Meals per Gallon Campaign
  Text Purpose: Discussion / Argument Climate Change
  What are Biofuels?  
  Biofuel: The answer or the problem?  
  Kenya biofuel (Jatropha)  
  Dustbin Game Made with Classtools.net  
  Exercise Ans
  Action Aid  
  The tide turns  
Lesson 42 "The Night Train from Miyagi to Haida Gwaii". Recount the story behind this headline.
  Homework: Summarise the story behind the lesson title in under 20 words. Then: using exercise 2 tell the story in chronological order in no more than ten short paragraphs.
  Fascinator As a class ask the teacher up to 6 questions about this image. They will try to answer honestly and openly.
  Text Purpose: Recount  
  Peter Mark and Ikuo Yokoyama  
  Harley Davidson and Graham Island  
  Peter Mark tells the story  
  Where is it now?  
  Exercise 1: People, Places, Objects and Numbers. ans
  Exercise 2: The story jumbled - 2004 Night Train                                          Pupil copy sheet ans
Lesson 41 Where will the people go after the garden is gone?*
  *Source: Lyric 'After the Garden' from the album Living with War by Neil Young.
  What is Jardim Gramacho? Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17849139
  Who are the Catadores? Who is Vik Muniz? Consumption & Waste
  Where is it located? Landscape view of Rio - looking westwards from the sea  
  Where is it located? Satellite view  
  Where is it located? Source: Google Maps  
  How else are they using it?
  Why is it closing? Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWS-ysukhUs&feature=relmfu  
  Why is it closing 2? Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gApE93g0vAo&feature=relmfu  
  Text Purpose: Information News41
  Text Purpose: Information - PowerPoint  
  Homework: Answer the lesson title question. Then: using Kipling's 6 questions - either produce Information Text, Text and Diagrams or just Diagrams to inform us about Jardim Gramacho -  
Lesson 40 SelGo?? What's she got to do with Geography?
  After each clip ask your partner one relevant question and also answer your partner's question. Be ready to share you question and answer with the class.
  Establishing who SelGo is           Source:
Identity and Culture
  SelGo - Unicef Ambassador        Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGeoANUjVQ8  
  Teacher: What is a Unicef ambassador?  
  Unicef Campaign Director           Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17765214  
  Teacher: What is Unicef? What are 'different types of social media'  
  Unicef Internet Advert                 Source: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/sahel_62153.html  
  Teacher: Why start with the phrase 'sound the alarm'?  
  Unicef Appeal Advert                   
  Teacher: What do the symbols in the 'Text DONATE' section mean? [Yes - I text donated £5]  
  Therapeutic Food This peanut-based paste is specially formulated to provide key micronutrients, vitamins and minerals to severely malnourished children.  
  What Text Purpose is this?         
  Homework: Answer the lesson title question. Then: Try to write an advert for the Unicef Sahel campaign emphasising what the money being donated will be used for.  
Lesson 39 What's the recipe for diguettes (stonelines)?
  Task / Homework: Answer the lesson title question.
Firstly list the 'ingredients' (equipment)
and Secondly ...
give step by step instructions in English of how to make stonelines - use specialist language .
Or produce up to eight diagrams with captions giving step by step instructions of how to make stonelines - aimed at an international market who may not speak much English.
  What's the Recipe today?      http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/shortbread_1290 Threatened Environment
  Text Purpose      http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/english/reading/text_types/revise5.shtml  
  Stonelines video      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO16g4LgBjI  

But the instructions are in French!      If the hyperlink does not work cut and paste the full address in the 'bar'.

  Diagrams Speaking - choose 3 specialist terms to use with each image. Sum what is happening in each image - 2 sentences.  
  Bilingual text and diagrams - but not our question
  Classtools http://classtools.net/widgets/priority_chart_0/UeWdt.htm  

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  Print-out of Priority Chart  
  OddBox Time Again  
Lesson 38 Why is 'Life on the Edge' - again - right now? March 2012


The Sahel What is it?
B Location Where is it?
C Drought Catastrophe Who is affected? Climate Change
D News Report How are people affected?  
E Sahel climate Why does it happen again and again?  
F Oxfam campaign (What 'text purpose' is this?) How can we help?  
  Speaking Frame  
  Exercise ans
  Text Purpose  
  Homework: Answer the lesson title question. Try to explain why people in the Sahel are facing famine again. Cover questions like....  Where is it? What's happening? What caused it? How are people affected? What can we do? You can of course replace writing with labelled diagrams.  
Lesson 37 What's the Story? Sierra Leone On Friday 24th February 2012 the school held a non-uniform day for Sierra Leone. Why? Get ICT room if available
  Cartoon "Africa isn't poor, it's being looted"

Wealth & Poverty

  Cartoon "The burden from the past"
  Flash cards of the Sierra Leone data
  Lifting Sierra Leone out of poverty?  
  Craig Bellamy too?  
  Exercise - timeline of Sierra Leone Answer
  BBC website links - Sierra Leone profile, Sierra Leone Timeline  
  FakeBook    Answers to exercise are posted here http://www.classtools.net/fb/12/RE66Ab View fullscreen  
Lesson 36 What are Jakarta Surfers and who are the Jakarta Jockeys?
  Starter image -  Hard work but does someone have to do it?
  Jakarta location
  Jakarta Surfers
  Why Surfers try to be Dodgers Choices & Decisions
  Jakarta Jockeys  
  Jakarta transport issues - questions and answers Match
  Jakarta transport issues article by Michael Bachelard (Sydney Morning Herald 4.2.12)  
Lesson 35 Why is the Keystone XL no laughing matter?  
  Find Fort McMurray in the atlas. Athabasca River, Edmonton and Alberta. [map adapted from source: Wikipedia]

"Together, these oil sand deposits lie under 141,000 square kilometres of sparsely populated boreal forest and muskeg (peat bogs) and contain about 1.7 trillion barrels of bitumen in-place, comparable in magnitude to the world's total proven reserves of conventional petroleum."

  Keystone Cops Climate Change
  Keystone XL  
  NOXL                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOHkfoEj6Hs  
  Map                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16621398  
  Against                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNpQ2nTUYkU&feature=related  

In favour                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJjnaYCt1mk&feature=related


President Obama   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16624963

  Exercise Ans

Oddbox                   http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_7875000/7875393.stm

Lesson 34 Is the case for HS2 is completely off the rails?
  Update on a previous story
  Your starter clue
  What is HS2?
  The 'big picture' of the route Choices & Decisions
  The proposed route  
  HS2 decision near  
  HS2 opposition  
  Exercise Answer
Lesson 33 Are you paying too much for your chocolate?  
  Where cocoa is produced Nestle site
(You need to look at this source: http://www.thecocoaplan.com/about-cocoa/where-cocoa-is-produced.aspx )
  Where does chocolate come from?
  From cocoa pod to Belgian chocolate
  Nestle - Global Food Giant
  Image 1 Issues? Wealth & Poverty
  Image 2 Issues?  
  Exercise Answer
Lesson 32 Why have the army stormed the 'little farm'?
  Rio's biggest 'slum invaded
  Life returns to normal
  Life in the Favela - BBC clip
  What is Rocinha? - let's ask Wikipedia? Choices & Decisions
  Where is Rocinha?  
  What are the problems of living in Rocinha?  
  The view  
  Exercise Sort out the labels into categories, with the figures what do they refer to? Answer
  Homework: Research child labour in the cocoa industry using the Nestle website. Produce a poster with words and images to explain why child labour is such a problem in the Ivory Coast.  
Lesson 31 What's that noise? Is it more 'Trick or Treaters' or is it fireworks?  
  Image - what 2 news stories are shown in this cartoon?
  News Report - lucky escape
  News Report - causes
  Exercise Sort out the labels into categories, with the figures what do they refer to? Answer

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  OddBox can you link any 'odd story' to this week's topic?  
Lesson 30 Less Hui and More Do-ey? Explain please!
  Image Why would anyone do this to a penguin?
  News report Watch the two video clips - the first one has no sound but the second one is  a report.
  Image Does this explain the title?
  Map Where and when did it happen? Natural Environment
  Diagram What happened?  
  Interactive Diagram Get ideas then write up the story of the Rena running aground in 100 words covering - what happened, where and when, how wildlife is affected and who is to blame. Finally explain why some New Zealanders are saying 'less hui and more do-ey'  
  OddBox does any items remind you of our News Story? (Yarn bombing?)  
Lesson 29 Should the Belo Monte Be Banned?
  Belo Monte permit
  Judge halts work
  Belo Monte Interactive Diagram Choices & Decisions
  Before / After interactive map  
  Map for Pupils  
Lesson 28 Why did Pakistan PM Gilani cancel his trip to US?
  Pakistan Floods         http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14943643
  Hyderabad at a standstill        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14936945
  Cause of the Flooding 2010 Natural Environment
  Monsoon diagram  
  Monsoon animation  
  Dustbin Game http://classtools.net/widgets/dustbin_8/BhsCl.htm

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  OddBox      http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_7875000/7875393.stm  
Lesson 27 Do U Hate Tan 8?  "A Fowl Wind is Blowing"
Powys protests
Match - Up Quiz
Western Mail News Report blank
"The Scream"  
  Our villages in 2012  

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  Source: http://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_2/fC8qa.htm  
Lesson 26 Will the last person to leave La Paz please remember to turn off the tap?  
  Bolivia detailed  
  Glacier Melt  
  La Paz Water Supply BBC News Clip  
  Sorting exercise Answer
  Dustbin Game http://classtools.net/widgets/dustbin_1/7GQ1q.htm  

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  Odd One Out  
Lesson 25 Why did someone murder Eduardo Sierra?  
  Smuggle Truck Starter  
  Van Flips  
  San Diego - The Wall!  
  US Border Violence - Myth or Reality? Is San Diego a safe city?  
  Spiny Cactus Bar Murder  
Lesson 24 Tsunami disaster in Japan  
  BBC News Interactive Map  
  BBC News Live  

WHAT? Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began - measured at 9.0 by the US Geological Survey - has struck the north-east coast, triggering a massive tsunami.

  WHY? Plate movements and animation  
  WHEN? It struck at 1446 local time (0546 GMT) at a depth of about 24km. 11/3/2011  
  HOW? How is a tsunami formed? Animation  
  WHERE? Map Epicentre 130kms east of Sendai.  
  WHO? Hiromitsu Shinkawa
  WHO? Michihoto Sato  
Lesson 23 Floods in Queensland? We've already done it. Must be Groundhog Day!  
  Cyclone Yasi, Queensland  
  Snowstorm USA BBC  
  Snowstorm USA  
  Snowstorm USA - Sky News  
  Snowstorm image - Reuters  
  Groundhog Day - The Movie  
  Groundhog Day http://www.groundhog.org/ Will it make the OddBox?  
  Task: Write 100 words explaining the events of Groundhog Day. Try to include these words:
Pennsylvania,   Punxsutawney,   Phil,   Groundhog,   Predict,   Spring,  125 years,  2nd February.
Lesson 22 How can you milk fog? (View 'Human Planet' - Deserts)  
  Reading the script: http://fds.oup.com/www.oup.com/pdf/elt/products/of1_ts09.pdf  
  Image 1 from http://wanderinggaia.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/fogcatchers.jpg  
  Image 2 from http://wanderinggaia.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/aloes.jpg  
  Note - where have we mentioned these places before?  
  Task: Draw two labelled diagrams to show how the nets work and also how plants like aloe vera can be irrigated with the water. Extra: Add a paragraph of text to develop the story to say why they grow aloe vera.  
Lesson 21 Did 'the little girl' leave the tap running (with the plug still in the sink)?  
  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12158608 January 11th - No comment needed  
  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12158353 January 11th  
  Where is it and what happened? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12109717   
  Why did it happen? http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/hi/news/newsid_9340000/9340513.stm  
  Task: either draw a fully labelled sketch map or a fully labelled diagram to explain where the key places are, what has happened, and why it has happened.  
  Worksheet        Map   Map2         Diagram  
  ODDBOX http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_7875000/7875393.stm  
  Homework - answer/explain the lesson title question in no more than 50 words. (What does La Nina mean?)  
Lesson 20 Can Cancun assist Aosis?  
  What is Aosis? http://www.sidsnet.org/aosis/  
  Here's the answer but what is the question?
194 nations:     Aosis:    Cancun:    260000 people:   by sea level rise:  by 2099 (2m)
  > Watch Tuvalu video Clip (Tape162)  
  Cancun image What's the message (in the bottle?)  
  Here's another one!  
  Paired Task: What is your idea for grabbing the world attention for this issue?
What issue? What idea? How would you present it? What is the 'hidden message'?
Lesson 19 Why is Amanda Shields waiting and praying at Pike River?  
  Data collection frame  
  Overview http://news.sky.com/skynews/Article/201011115818244  
  Map / side view  
  Pike River  
  The explosion http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11805496                   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11817990  
  Who is Malcom Campbell? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1331113/New-Zealand-Mine-Explosion-Families-trapped-Britons-pray-miracle.html  
  Odd Box http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11792460  
Lesson 18 When is a 'Dream' and a 'Blessing' more of a nightmare?  
  Before http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8103585.stm video  
  Interactive Map Report available below 'Ar' of Arabian Seat  
  The Start http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8603796.stm video  
  BBC News Story http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11704306 news article  
  Task: Dominoes Here  
  Odd Box http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11698290  
Lesson 17 What connects Mr. Jones and 'the purple pinkie'?  
  The purple pinkie pic  
  World Distribution Map  
  Focus on the Crocus  
  The Final Push 1 Konnie Huq - Thanks for Life - End Polio Now  
  The Final Push 2 Konnie Huq - Thanks for Life - End Polio Now  
  Polio Match Up Quiz  
Key Answers - What is the question?
4 countries:     Bill Gates and Rotary International:   Mainly in Nigeria:      February 23rd 2011: 
To Eradicate Polio:   Planting crocus bulbs:
  Task: Write a Press Release for the Abergavenny Chronicle to explain our part in the 'Focus on the Crocus campaign?  
  OddBox: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11547959  
Lesson 16 Is it a positive impact of Global Warming?  
  PictureBoard Starter  
  What is the position  Now? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11387175  
  Match Up Quiz about Now  
  Map Image  
  The North East Passage  
  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11381773 Two news video clips about the future  
Key Answers - What is the question?
5 countries:     in the Arctic:     25%:         2012:     Global Warming:      a titanium flag.
  Task: How should we develop the Arctic area?  
  Odd Box: http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_7875000/7875393.stm  
  or http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11497455  
Lesson 15 Will they surface for Christmas?  
Q60 Odd Box http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11171944 Sept 2nd 2010 Which item is from the Southern Hemisphere?  
  News on 23rd August - Discovery the men were alive but trapped  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11056607  
  Contact / Pictures http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11117940  
  Rescue? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11120267  
  Drill Plan: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11133018  
  Update: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11225047  
Key answers - 33;     700 metres deep;     750 Kms north of Santiago;     05.08.10;     copper and gold;   main access tunnel collapsed.  
  Task: Draw a map to locate the key places. Add annotations to ask and answer some of the key questions. Your newspaper editor wants this ready for the next edition.  
Lesson 14 Who is the Guardian of Six Bells?  
  Odd Box http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/front_page/newsid_10480000/newsid_10483900/10483958.stm Quiz
  Image The proper 'starter' questions  
  The Story http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/southeastwales/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8754000/8754198.stm  
  Multiple Choice Quiz - pairs  
Task - Write in 'best' - 6 sentences / 60 words about the topic (answering the 6 questions).  
Plenary (or summarise today's lesson in 5 words ... and then just one word)  
Which Odd Box story links to our Lesson Content?  
Lesson 13
Why is there a heatwave* in Hogsmeade? ... and at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? *105*F = 41*C
Odd Box
Name the 10 places mentioned.
  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10359859.stm Watch the news clip  
  Research Questions  
Lesson 12 World Cup 2010  
  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7439012.stm Odd Box Name the 10 places mentioned.  

Click here for full screen version

  http://classtools.net/widgets/dustbin_7/q1LDv.htm  Target Score = 30 or less!  
Capital, population. famous landmark, historical fact, strange interesting fact, flag, team colours, one player, image
Lesson 11 Louisiana Oil Spill  
  OddBox http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_7875000/7875393.stm  
  The cause of the disaster image
  The scale of the disaster image
  The effects of the disaster Source: http://www.vizworld.com/2010/05/oil-spill-map-hard-hit-waiting-blow/ image
  Fighting Back Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8668753.stm news clip
Lesson 10 Why did referee Bennett miss the Manchester derby game?  
  Task Sheet Answer
  Colour code the labels into the four categories or put the correct label numbers under each heading.
  Write your own 100 word / two minute news report to accompany the raw footage below.
Mention -
1) What happened / where
2) Why flights were grounded across Europe
3) How else the UK was affected - remembering Steve Bennett the referee.
Ref Bennett stranded in Romania by volcanic ash, misses Man City-Man Utd game

LONDON — Premier League referee Steve Bennett has been replaced for Saturday's Manchester derby between City and United after getting stranded in Romania by the effects of a volcanic eruption in Iceland.

A referee's teaching coach, Bennett has been in Romania taking a course for budding young match officials.

He was due to fly back Friday but the ash blowing across northern Europe is a danger to aircraft and a ban is in force on flights entering and leaving Britain.

The Premier League said he was due to referee the derby at Eastlands but has been replaced by Martin Atkinson.


Lesson 9 Why is Inspector Kurt Wallander not at his desk this morning? March 2010
  Starter: OddBox http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_7875000/7875393.stm  
  How many places can you list? Which are in the UK? Which geographical topics/issues are mentioned?  
  Main part  
  http://www.wikinfo.org/index.php/Baltic_Sea Map  
  http://reference.findtarget.com/search/Gulf%20of%20Bothnia/ Map  
  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8550845.stm During  
  http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43042 Satellite Image  
  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8550687.stm After  
  Write your own report to accompany the second news images. One minute - 100 words.  
  Where is it?  
  What happened and when?  
  Why did it happen?  
  How were people affected?  
  Who solved the problem?  
  Plenary: So what happened to Wallander?  
Lesson 8 Why is Cristiano Ronaldo wearing a special T shirt? Feb 2010
  Why is Cristiano wearing a special T shirt? Picture  
  Mystery activity  
  Where are we talking about? Task - Say where it is in words. What is good/bad about this map?  
  BBC news clip no commentary http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8526288.stm  
  BBC news clip with commentary http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8527480.stm?ls  
  Tourist report on BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8527084.stm  
  Report in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Madeira_floods_and_mudslides  
Lesson 7 "Earthquakes don't kill people buildings do" Jan 2010
Haiti Earthquake - as a journalist write an A4 one side newspaper report about the Haitian earthquake - perhaps using the headline above'  
Draw up a plan for an investigation into this topic. Think of 5 Key Questions.  
Half of Caribbean island of Hispaniola
History of violence, instability and dictatorship
Population of 10 million people
Most live on less than $2 a day
Democratic rule restored in 2006
Economy in ruins and unemployment is chronic
UN peacekeepers deployed - foreign aid seen as vital
Massive deforestation has left just 2% forest
Storms and hurricanes in 2008 left almost 800 dead
  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8455629.stm  short term effects  
Lesson 6 Why does Rachel want her sister to ring her?  
Lesson 5 Why does Rachel want her sister to ring her? Mystery - Geography in the News!
  The Story Sheet Print out page
  Instructions Teacher
Lesson 4 New Europe - video  
Lesson 3 Europe - Places  
Lesson 2 Europe - The E. U.  
Lesson 1 Know Your World   http://primary.naace.co.uk/startower/world/index.htm  

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