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1 Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Out with the old, in with the new. James (slides will be shared after conference) Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

2 Justification KS3 GCSEA Chernobyl Nuclear disaster Mississippi Floods Kobe Montserrat OLDEST A2 STUDENT BORN 1997 OLDEST GCSE STUDENT BORN 1999 OLDEST KS3 STUDENT BORN 2000 Mozambique Tsunami Boscastle floods5 79 Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

3 Justification 13 Years before my birth = UK joins the EEC -First episode of Last of the Summer Wine -Foreman beats Frazer Five Nations tied by all five teams -Dark Side of the Moon released -Tottenham beat Norwich 1-0 at Wembley -First handheld cell phone call made -US troops withdrawn from Vietnam -World Trade Centre Opens -IRA bombs in Kings Cross & Euston -Princess Anne marries -The Exorcist released -A patent for the ATM is granted -The Bahamas gains full independence -Watergate scandal -Sydney Opera House opens Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

4 Justification KS3 GCSEA Chernobyl Nuclear disaster Mississippi Floods Kobe Montserrat OLDEST A2 STUDENT BORN 1997 OLDEST GCSE STUDENT BORN 1999 OLDEST KS3 STUDENT BORN 2000 Mozambique Tsunami Boscastle floods5 79 Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley 2011 FUKUSHIMA? 2011 AUSTRALIA FLOODS? 2011 BANGKOK FLOODS? 2013 ARGENTINA FLOODS? 2011 JAPAN? 2010 EYJAFJALLAJOKULL? 2011 CHRISTCHURCH?

5 Geography in the News 3 lessons/week: (1) GITN article analysis (2) ICT lesson (3) Documentaries and skills Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

6 Geography in the News Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

7 Geography in the News Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley Guardian website: World Newspapers:

8 Geography in the News Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

9 Geography in the News Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

10 Geography in the News Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

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14 Geography in the News (2) ICT lesson London 2012 Regeneration 7 Billion People Hurricane Irene News Reports Energy Projects Yellowstone Supervolcano Hosting Major Sporting Events (SA, 2010) (3) Documentaries and skills Slumming It (Kevin McCloud) Earth – Power of the Planet Orphans of Haiti 2011 The Year the Earth Went Wild BBC Africa See: *STUDENTS*http://www.idesktop.tv/ Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

15 Contemporary Case Studies: Ideas Earthquake - MEDC Christchurch, Feb 11 N Italy, May 12 Earthquake - NIC Chile, Feb 10 Yushu (Chi), April 10; Earthquake - LEDC Haiti, Jan 10 Iran, Aug 12; Tsunami Japan, Mar 11 Landslides China, Aug 10 Brazil, Jan 11 Seoul, July 11 Eruption - MEDC Eyjafjallajokull, April 10 Eruption - LEDC Merapi (Ind), Oct 10 Floods - MEDC Australia, Jan 11 Floods - NIC Argentina, Apr 13 Floods - LEDC Pakistan, Aug 10 Bangkok, Oct 11; Tornado Joplin (USA), May 11 Typhoon - LEDC Bopha (Phi), Dec 12 Hurricane - MEDC Irene, Aug 11 Sandy (USA), Oct 12; Oil Spill - NIC Dalian (Chi), July 10 Oil Spill - MEDC Gulf of Mexico, April 10 Drought - MEDC USA/Australia, yearly Drought - LEDC Sahel/Somalia (ongoing) Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

16 Contemporary Case Studies: Hard Resources Subscriptions National Geographic Geographical The Economist New Internationalist Newspaper articles Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley Natural Hazards Climatic Hazards Cold Hot Rivers Coasts Energy Tourism Urban Rural Population & Migration

17 Contemporary Case Studies: Internet Resources Photojournalism Websites Boston Big Picture BBP Example: Japan Tsunami Before and After Atlantic in Focus Others USGS Significant Earthquakes Archive Geographical Association: Resources Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

18 Contemporary Case Studies: Apps 1. The Economist World in Figures See: 2. The Guardian Eyewitness app See: 3. Quakes – Earthquake Notification See: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quakes-earthquake-notifications/id ?mt=8https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quakes-earthquake-notifications/id ?mt=8 Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

19 Contemporary Case Studies: Techniques GITN article analysis – 6 questions Images only Timelines Compare and contrast Group talk News reports (video) Newspaper reports iPhone apps Twitter/Facebook Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

20 Contemporary Case Studies: Twitter Feeds DCGS Geography Hans National NatGeo Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

21 Contemporary Case Studies: Conclusion relevance Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley

22 Delegate suggestions Thanks for the suggestions. Best ones summarised below in no particular order. Enjoy… 1.Speed dating – communicate a case study in 3 minute bursts 2.www.positivenews.org.ukwww.positivenews.org.uk 3.Geography in the News as a noticeboard in classrooms which gets changed often 4.Closed questions for fact finding – encourages skim reading and scanning 5.Compass rose with 4 sections – who, name – key facts, effects, strategies 6.Have I got news for you – blank out headline words 7.Get a seriesof headlines to introduce an issue 8.Use of quotations from different people – to make more difficult give students quotations and people and they have to work out who said what 9.Summarise a case study in diagrams only 10.Tracking hurricanes with Google Earth (e.g. Katrina) 11.Use GITN with Y7 to develop research skills. Tell the event in their own words – not copy and paste internet chunks 12.Chop up news paper articles and spread on a page then task pupils with reassembling the story/report 13.Pick a character (resident, scientist, rescue worker) affected by a recent event and chart a happiness/opinion line for them before/during/after and event encourage to think long term Teaching Contemporary Case Studies Lecture for the GA conference 06/04/13 James Riley


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