Posted in 6S, Geography

Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie – BTN story 4/4/17

  1. What were the main points of the Cyclone Debbie story?
  2. Describe the impact Tropical Cyclone Debbie had on parts of Queensland.
  3. Where in Queensland did the cyclone hit?
  4. How do some people prepare for a cyclone?
  5. How were families affected by the cyclone?
  6. Describe the support people have received.
  7. Write a message of support to the people who were impacted by the cyclone.
  8. How did this story make you feel?
Posted in Geography, Writer's Workshop, Writing

Dangerous Journeys to school

Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted.


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Click here to see how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education.

The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. However, the lack of funds and recurring natural disasters in many countries make it difficult to provide children with the solutions they so desperately need. Written by Julija K (Bored Panda.com)

After looking at the 25 different journeys to school (see link above), write a snapshot (in your draft book) telling the story of one of these students going to school or write a snapshot of how you get to school. When your draft is completed revise, edit and then publish as a comment on this post.

Posted in Geography

Where is your Asian country?

Use an atlas or google maps to find the coordinates of your country and record in your book. Record a prediction of how far (in km’s) your Asian country is from Werribee and then go to the distance calculator website to get the exact measurement.

Use this website http://overlapmaps.com/index.php to compare the size of your country to Australia.

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Where is your Asian country located in relation to Australia?

How does the area of this Asian country and population compare to Australia?

Post your answers as a comment below.

 

Posted in Geography

Where in the world is……..?

Find given cities on the Google Map and be as accurate as possible since precision will result in points in the end. But be careful, each level is more difficult and the tolerance in deviation decreases. And you need to hurry: There’s a time limit of about 10 seconds!

Click here to play Where is……?

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The atmosphere in the room when playing this game was fantastic! 🙂

What do you think of this game and what was your closest guess? (Name of city and distance)

What was the highest level you reached?

Posted in Geography

Asian Countries

Today we learned about world populations, continents and countries in Asia.

We looked at the following website after predicting the top 20 countries for population.
World population clock

We watched a video about the worlds continents.

How many Asian countries do you know?

Test your geography knowledge by completing the quiz.

asia-map

What was your score?
What did you learn today? Can you please share some interesting facts / thoughts?
What questions do you have about the topic?

Posted in Geography, Writer's Workshop, Writing

25 most dangerous journeys to school

children-going-to-school-around-the-world-35Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted.

Click here to see how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education.

The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. However, the lack of funds and recurring natural disasters in many countries make it difficult to provide children with the solutions they so desperately need. Written by Julija K (Bored Panda.com)

After looking at the 25 different journeys to school (see link above), write a snapshot (in your draft book) telling the story of one of these students going to school or write a snapshot of how you get to school. When your draft is completed revise, edit and then publish as a comment on this post (don’t forget to type into word first).

 

Posted in Blogging challenge 2015, Geography

Let’s join globally (Blogging Challenge – week 4)

Blogging Challenge week 4 activities

Activities for this week are all to do with the globe or the world we live in.

As we are going on camp tomorrow I thought we could complete 2 tasks this week and then we probably will have to miss the next two weeks while we are on school holidays.

Activity 1.
Join the Free Rice group called Student Blogging Challenge. Every answer you get right, means 10 grains of rice donated to the World Food Programme.

I have added a widget to Free Rice on the sidebar – also could use the link below. I have set up a class username and password and will give this to the class.
Rice up against hunger

Activity 8.
What are some games or apps you use that relate to global studies or geography of the world? Include a link to the website or app.

Below is a link to a fantastic interactive mapping game where you need to try and locate a given city as accurately as possible.

Where is…….?
Find given cities on the Google Map and be as accurate as possible since precision will result in points in the end. But be careful, each level is more difficult and the tolerance in deviation decreases. And you need to hurry: There’s a time limit of about 10 seconds!

Click here to play Where is……?

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What do you think of this game and what was your closest guess? (Name of city and distance)

What was the highest level you reached?

What did you learn playing this game?

Posted in 6 S, Geography

Where is ……..? Geography Game

Find given cities on the Google Map and be as accurate as possible since precision will result in points in the end. But be careful, each level is more difficult and the tolerance in deviation decreases. And you need to hurry: There’s a time limit of about 10 seconds!

Click here to play Where is……?

image

The atmosphere in the room when playing this game was fantastic! 🙂

What do you think of this game and what was your closest guess? (Name of city and distance)

What was the highest level you reached?

What did you learn playing this game?