Monday, November 27, 2006
A vast country, this nation is extremely rich in natural resources such as diamonds, cassiterite(for tin) and gold. It also has large areas of fertile agricultural land and borders several countries which could possibly be trade partners. From 1960, the country received 30 years of intensive investment from abroad, and the country and capital have hosted some high profile international events. Recently, nurses and teachers have been on strike in this location, and there have been riots in the capital city. The currency is also losing value.
This country has experienced nearly half a century of dicatorship, a decade of conflict, and before that was a colony of a small European country. It has courted controversy for its indifference to Human rights abuses in a neighbouring country. Here is the location of some of the world's most extensive rainforest, but people earn the equivalent of 27 cents per day, and 1000 people a day die of hunger. Hopes are high for the future after plans for a $50 billion Hydro-electric project were unveiled
Here is your task
a) Which is the most developed country and why?
b) Bonus marks if you can guess the country in the examples
Use the evidence, but also look for anything which doesn' quite fit about both examples...
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
OK, a little homework, primarily aimed at s3, but open to s4/5/6 as well I suppose. I am going to pose a few questions, and basically, I just want students to use the comments function to add their thoughts. It is really about using map evidence and sources, very common in exams
1) Using the sources available, describe the physical features of the landscape surrounding Ardkinglas/Cairndow.
2) Again, using the sources (remember the map), what are the main land uses in this area?Give reasons as to why you think the area is suitable for the land uses you identify.
3) Describe fully the land use conflicts which may exist in an area such as this-the image at the top was taken using a mobile phone, but if you look closely, there are clues to some of the conflicts.
Loads to come on this blog, but haven't had the time to put all your work on yet. In the next week or so, I hope to have the following:-
s1-Audio Weather reports
s2 Unzen reports-An audio report from John, and a powerpoint slide with audio clips from various members of the class. Also, got some video clips to upload from students talking about their Japan leaflets.
s3 Limestone post-it-open in www.classtools.net
s4-Maybe a couple of paragraphs from some of the Call Centres essays, useful revision for the upcoming assessment