003 - geogalot abroad

Debatable Question

Can I sell a holiday in an LEDC to geogalot?

Key Terminology

  • MEDC
  • LEDC
  • NIC


Activity One - A Picture Can Tell a Thousand Words - Can't it?

  • Describe the image. Think about the physical as well as human landscape. 
        • Shape of the land
        • Water source
        • Climate
        • Urban environment
        • Communication links
        • Infrastructure
  • Where do you think this picture was taken? Explain your answer.

From: collegebaseball today



Activity Two - Selling geogalot a holiday - is it all spas and shopping?

  • Your task is to sell me a holiday to a LEDC, but what are my requirements?

Part One

  • Listening and being able to devise a 'good' question is important here. What makes a good question? Discuss and put your answers on the A4 white board.

    1. In teams of approximately four, you will devise five yes or no questions to find out my requirements.
    2. The group will listen to each teams questions and record any answer that they believe is relevant.

Part Two

  • Using the answers in 'Part One' devise a holiday to a LEDC for geogalot. You will need to include the following:
      • Location map - where? Be precise, choose a city or specific town.
      • Why am I going to this particular destination?
      • How will I get there? - airline, cost, timings.
      • Where will I be staying? - accommodation, cost, how long.
      • What would you recommend me to do while I am there? - if I am walking, what particular route? If I am shopping, where am I going and why? How can I get there from the accommodation you have booked.
      • What impact may I have on the area? Should my impact be limited? Why?

  • Planning - Mindmeister

Criteria B - Investigating


  • Presentation

      • You will present the holiday on one side of A4.
      • I would recommend using a Googledoc to be able to share your ideas with your team easily.

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

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.   makes a limited use of terminology

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


3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately

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


5–6

i.   uses considerable and relevant terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions, explanations and examples.


7–8

i.   consistently uses a range of terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through developed and accurate descriptions, explanations and 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

i.   identifies a research question that is clear, focused and relevant

iii. collects and records limited or sometimes irrelevant information

iv. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results in a limited way.



3–4

i.   formulates/chooses a research question that is clear and focused and describes its relevance

iii. uses a method(s) to collect and records some relevant information

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



5–6

i.   formulates/chooses a clear and focused research question and describes its relevance in detail

iii. uses methods to collect and record appropriate relevant information

iv. with guidance, evaluates on the research process and results.



7–8

i.   formulates/chooses a clear and focused research question and explains its relevance

iii. uses methods to collect and record appropriate and varied relevant information

iv. with guidance, provides a detailed evaluation on the research process and results.


Criterion D: Thinking Critically

Achievement level

Level descriptor

T

S

0

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




1–2


ii.  begins to identify connections between information to make simple arguments





3–4


ii.  summarizes information to make some adequate arguments





5–6


ii.   summarizes information to make usually valid arguments





7–8


ii.   summarizes information to make consistent, well-supported arguments








Activity Three - Evaluation

Evaluate how well your holiday design went. Try and answer the following questions in your evaluation.
  1. How could you improve the style of questioning?
  2. How well did your team design an action plan to create a holiday?
  3. How could you communicate your ideas more effectively?
  4. How well did you work as a team?