- Play the simsweatshop game and investigate some of the stories behind the game as they appear, by clicking on 'What's the Story?'
- Below this post there is a 'comment' button. Click on this
- Leave a comment relating to what you thought about the game and what it's purpose was? Make sure you sign in with your first name and surame initial so that I know you have left a comment.
Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Saturday, 24 February 2007
Thursday, 22 February 2007
You have now begun to complete your report to your visit to the trafford centre. Your report is due in on either Monday the 5th March or Tuesday the 6th March, depending on which day you have geography.
Your homework task for the week beginning the 19th February is to complete task 2 from the instruction sheet. CLICK HERE to download the instruction sheet.
Your homework task for the week beginning the 26th February is to complete tasks 3 and 6 from the instruction sheet.
You will be supported to complete tasks 1, 4 and 5 in your Geography lessons in school.
Remember that this is a leveled assessment, therefore you need to use the assessment mountain and aim for your target grade that you recently recieved in your summative report. CLICK HERE to download the levels assessment mountain.
CLICK HERE to download the pedestrian count results so that you can complete task 5, the located bar graph exercise.
Good luck and if you need help, ASK FOR IT!!
Monday, 19 February 2007
Sunday, 18 February 2007
Saturday, 17 February 2007
1970's housing in Vauxhall, Liverpool
In recent Year 12 lessons we have discussed about how re-urbanisation has often led to the regeneration of inner-city areas by more affluent people. This has often displaced local residents or caused friction in communities as locals cannot afford inflated house prices, plus the influx of 'new' home owners changes the social breakdown of that community.
Clearly it is important when trying to regenerate inner city areas that the regeneration projects actually include those who are most in need to help, not just 'selling to the highest bidder'.
The Eldonian Village Project, Liverpool
The Eldonian Village Project in Liverpool is a world famous example of how local people worked in partnership to ensure that the inner city area of Vauxhall was regenerated with them in mind and so that the original local residents could continue to live in an established community.
Vauxhall Road 1930's
Vauxhall Road 1990's
The links below describe the project in more detail:
Building and Social Housing Foundation article that looks into the history of the project, how funding was achieved, how the project weas successful, innovations developed by the project and key factors to the success of the project.
Guardian article that looks into the success of the Eldonian Project.
The 'Eldonian's' Official Website comprehensive information from the Eldonian's themselves.
If you have an interest in maps and what they show, then Worldmapper.co.uk is the website for you! Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
This world map has been re-sized to show wealth (GDP) in 2002. As you can see the wealthiest nations are located towards the north of the map, whilst the poorest nations are towards the south.
Posted by J Barlow at 11:25
Thursday, 15 February 2007
Friday, 9 February 2007
Powerpoint from first lesson of module GGA2
Use the LDDC website and other website to create a Powerpoint case study of re-urbanisation in London Docklands.
- The histrory of the Docklands
- What was the LDDC?
- Why was regeneration needed?
- What was successful about the project?
- What problems arose from the project?
- The future for the Docklands?
Monday, 5 February 2007
In some of your Geography lessons you will have watched short films from the website geographyatthemovies.co.uk These movies are produced/made by other geography teachers from around the world and the UK. As you know they are very beneficial for your own learning, for example, when used to introduce a new topic.
Year 8 have recently watched a movie about the Bluewater Shopping Centre, Year 9 will have watched the movie about 'Rosie and Annie' for their lesson on working conditions in the Global Fashion module, Year 11 have recently watched a movie about the earthquake in Kashmir.
Well! A new website has been set up www.geogdocs.co.uk Instead of teachers producing movies for lessons, we want pupils to produce movies for geography lessons! Do you fancy making a movie about a geography topic? It can be about anything to do with geography?
The task is fairly simple. You don't need a video camera. Just a digital camera (even your camera phone) and windows MovieMaker!
If you are interested then let me (Mr Barlow) know and we will support you in your task and your finished work will be posted on the internet!
Posted by J Barlow at 11:19