It gives an opportunity for children to retrace their journey. Promotes discussion about a place – skills of enquiry. Can link to a range of thinking skills activities. Using Affective Mapping. Why?
GA Conference - Manchester 2006 Opinion Lines Make a line of tape or cones down the classroom and label one end agree and the other disagree. Give the children a statement to consider and then they place themselves on the line. The children then have an opportunity to voice their opinions. Children can move along the opinion line if someones encourages them to do so. For Example: People are a positive part of Gedling Wood and Meadow
GA Conference - Manchester 2006 Tourists are a positive part of Goan life. If you dont encourage people to visit how will people learn about the area? Tourists bring money so people will have more money for education. If people dont respect Goan tradition they begin to change the place so it gradually becomes more like Nottingham in India. Ive moved to the middle because many jobs are made from the tourists but like she said they can upset the beaches and people.
GA Conference - Manchester 2006 OBVIOUS but is it sometimes FORGOT? Thinking back to Childrens Voices. All children have their own ideas, feelings and opinions about place. How often do we use this? Do children understand the term opinion? Primary Geography is about giving children the chance to express ideas and to give occasions for them to realise they have them in the first place!