Cruising down the river
Imagineyouaretheownerof arivercruisecompany. Yourboats followaroutestartinginsquareA1andfinishinsquareD1. Usetheinformationonthemaptowriteacommentary that couldbeplayedtothepeopleontheboat whoarevisitingthearea, describingwhat they canseeas theytraveldowntheriver.Alternatively, youcouldproduceyourcommentary as aPowerPoint presentation, oranAnimotovideo(www.animoto.com), usingimages of Warkworthtohelpexplaintovisitors what thetownislike. Youcouldalsoproducealeaflet forvisitors, explainingtothemwhat toexpect whengoingononeof yourrivercruises.Whicheverway youchoose, makesurethat youtarget yourcommentary at visitors!
geog.1challenges:2 Making andmappingconnections
2.4 Real maps
Giveoneadvantageandonedisadvantageof usingcolouraerialphotographs ingeography.
Look at theaerialphotographof Warkworthonpage22inthepupilbook. Why doyouthink theybuilt thecastleright there?
Findanaerialphotographof yourlocalareaoranotherareathat interests you. Drawasimplesketchmapof yourchosenareawithannotations toshowits mainfeatures. Youcouldusecolours andsymbols, andincludeakey andascaleif youknowit. Includeanythingthat youthink wouldinterest visitors toyourchosenarea. Websites suchas www.multimap.comgiveyouaccess toaerialphotographs.
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Support lower ability
provides an accessible worksheet or everydouble-page spread in the students’ book, so youcan easily incorporate it into every lesson
Targeted ‘Your turn’ questions encourage andmotivate your lower ability students
Pack includes OxBox CD-ROM and teacher’s book
Stretch high achievers
provides an extension worksheet orevery double-page spread in the students’ book,so you can easily incorporate it into every lesson
Extended ‘Your turn’ questions stretch and challengeyour high achievers
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Cruising downthe river the river
The activityputs the pupils in the roleof a local businessperson who organises river boat trips through Warkworth.Theyare asked to interpret the map and produce acommentary, a presentation or a leaﬂetfor visitors.
Formoreinformation aboutusing OSmaps,turn to page00.
Itwould behelpful ifpupils have the chanceto discusshow theyshould write to a targetaudience. This issomething thattheywillprobablyhave donein their Englishlessons.Theyshould also beencouraged to think creativelyabout whattheywillproduce,and bereminded thatmapsof different scales and types offer varying amounts of information.
Outcomes for this activity
• Pupils accuratelyinterpretthe map• Pupils produce commentaryof presentation thatis
appropriate to the targetaudience.
Skills practised in the activity
Map interpretationWriting to an audienceDisplaycreativityIn this unitpupils willexplore the use of maps and aerial photographs.
Maps are a basic toolfor geographers and pupils should becomeincreasinglyfamiliar withusing themin a variety of contexts. The use of maps in isolation does not always give pupils
the opportunity to exploit their rich potential.Pupils’ understanding of grid references needs
constantreinforcing, and using maps in a fun and innovative way helps to achieve this. The useof aerial photographs,and then aligning themwith a map,is an additional skill which is of greatvalue when asking questions about a particular location. The map and photograph togetheroffer a rich diversity of information thatallows the geography of the areato bemorefullyunderstood.
Extendingthe ‘Your turn’questions
The extended ‘Your Turn’ questions ask pupils to evaluate
the relative beneﬁts of aerial photographs,and then ask themto produce their own sketch map froman aerialphotograph thattheyhave selected.
Give one advantage and one disadvantageof usingcolour aerial photographs in Geography?
Advantage: colourbrings the landscape alive; may be moreup to datethan maps; may showmilitary featuresthatare not shown on maps; the ‘camera never lies’ ideaDisadvantage: somefeatures may bedifﬁcultto determineoridentify; can bemore difﬁcultto interpret than a map; scale of aerialphotograph is not always given.
Lookatthe aerial photograph of Warkworth on page22in the pupil book. Why do you think theybuilt the castlerightthere?
Defence,only need to defend onesideas itis protected by the river; can see enemies approaching; land appears higher.
Find an aerial photograph of your local areaor anotherareathatinterests you.Drawa simplesketch mapof your chosen areawith annotations to showitsmain features. You could use colours and symbols,and include a key and a scale ifyou knowit. Includeanything thatyou think would interest visitors to yourchosen area. Websites such as www.multimap.com giveyou access to aerial photographs.
Accurate map with scale (ifknown), north arrow and key. Annotations should betargeted atvisitors to thearea.
Skills practised in these questions
map interpretation,map making
2.4 Real maps