006 - My Wonderful World

Factual Question

How do we ask the right questions to find out about places?  

Debatable Question

Can we ever know enough about the systems that create places to make good decisions about them?

Conceptual Questions
What are social and physical systems?
How do the processes in systems create patterns and trends?
What is the difference between place and space?



Activity - Research and Create

Your task is to investigate a wonderful place that has been shaped by either water or ice. You are also required to create a product (model, poster or drawing) that shows the key landforms. Before you start writing you will need to think about the research you will need to do before you start writing. Do this collect a copy of the research document below and begin to fill it in. Be careful to read each section carefully.


Wonderful World - Assessment Task


What to include

  1. Map of where the wonderful place is located.
  2. At least one image of the wonderful place.
  3. Research file which you will do using google docs to answer the questions in the document above.
  4. Glossary of key words
  5. Bibliography that shows you have used information from a range of information from different sources. Try to use at least:
      • Two web sites
      • One book
      • One dictionary
      • One magazine

Presentation

  • You will complete all your work in a google doc which you will share with me.
  • You can either fill in a copy of the table below or use the questions as subheadings. If you are using subheadings you should have seven of them.
  • You have a maximum of 700 words to complete this task within.
  • Use pictures to help show why the place you have chosen are wonderful. Remember to give every picture you use a figure number, title and source of where it is from.
  • A creative product - this can be either a model, a poster or a drawing.

Wonderful World Grid

How will I be assessed?

Text Box

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1 - 2

i.   recognizes some vocabulary

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through limited descriptions and/or examples.


3 - 4

i.   uses some vocabulary

ii.  demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations and/or examples.


5 - 6

i.   uses considerable relevant vocabulary, often accurately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions and/or examples.


7 - 8

i.   consistently uses relevant vocabulary accurately

ii.  demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through detailed descriptions and/or examples.


Criterion B: Investigating

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1 - 2

ii.  follows an action plan in a limited way to explore a research question

iii. collects and records information, to a limited extent

iv. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results, to a limited extent.


3 - 4

ii.  partially follows an action plan to explore a research question

iii. uses a method or methods to collect and record some relevant information

iv. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results with some depth.


5 - 6

ii.  mostly follows an action plan to explore a research question

iii. uses method(s) to collect and record often relevant information

iv. reflects on the research process and results.


7 - 8

ii.  effectively follows an action plan to explore a research question

iii. uses methods to collect and record consistently relevant information

iv. thoroughly reflects on the research process and results with some depth.


Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1 - 2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is not always clear

ii.  organizes information and ideas in a limited way

iii. inconsistently lists sources, not following the task instructions.


3 - 4

i.   communicates information and ideas in a way that is somewhat clear

ii.  somewhat organizes information and ideas

iii. lists sources in a way that sometimes follows the task instructions.


5 - 6

i.   communicates information and ideas in a way that is mostly clear

ii.  mostly organises information and ideas

iii. lists sources in a way that often follows the task instructions.


7 - 8

i.   communicates information and ideas in a way that is completely clear

ii.  completely organises information and ideas effectively

iii. lists sources in a way that always follows the task instructions.


Criterion D: Thinking Critically

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1 - 2

i.   identifies the main points, events, visual representation or arguments to a limited extent

ii.  uses information to give limited opinions

iv. identifies some different views.


3 - 4

i.   identifies some main points, events, visual representation or arguments

ii.  uses information to give adequate opinions

iv. identifies some different views and suggests some of their implications.


5 - 6

i.   identifies the main points, events, visual representation or arguments

ii.  uses information to give substantial opinions

iv. identifies different views and suggests most of their implications.


7 - 8

i.   identifies in detail the main points, events, visual representation or arguments

ii.  uses information to give detailed opinions

iv. consistently identifies different views and their implications.

Wonderful World Exhibition