006 - Informal Housing
What is informal housing?
Is there ever a sensible solution to informal dwellings?
Approaches to Learning
Creative Thinking Skills - Generating novel ideas and considering new perspectives - Create novel solutions to authentic problems.
Digital Citizenship Framework
Information Literacy Skills - Analyse information from a variety of sources and media. Collect data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
You have heard the above terms before either in a prior lesson or year. As you have had a few sleeps since then so let's remind ourselves what they are.
Activity One - Watch
Thank you www.geographyalltheway.com for the note taking frame.
We are going to explore the area of Dharavi which is located in Mumbai, India. It is the largest informal dwelling area in the country and the third most populous in the world. Despite it being technically a slum is said to be one of the most educated informal dwelling areas in India. It has a literacy rate of approximately 69%. It also generates a total revenue amount of around $1 billion dollars. It exports leather goods, jewellery and textiles. It has also hosted well known films such as 'Slum dog Millionaire'. So what urban issues are occurring in this area and how can they be mitigated? To learn more about this area you going to watch a long YouTube clip 'From slums to skyscrapers' and you are going to fill in the note taking grid created by Mr. Allaway (thank you ).
From Slums to Skyscraper
Activity Two - The Podcast
This is a summative assignment based on what you have learnt about Dharavi, Mumbai in India. You are to produce an on-location style audio interview that shows your ability to construct meaningful questions to show your level of knowledge and understanding of urban issues. Your podcast will outline a specific urban issue (not informal dwellings) along with the possible solutions for the future. The audience of this podcast is my Diploma Level Geography students who are investigating the potential issues caused by flows of humans to urban areas as part of the Core element of their course. Make a copy of the Google Doc below. The table goes through the investigating process. You will need to submit the table along with your podcast.
You will need to include the following points:
Your research question
Justification of your research question
Background of the urban issue - illustrated by evidence
Why is the urban issue a challenge?
What different view points are there concerning this challenge?
What solutions have been put in place?
How successful are the mitigation?
Are there different views about the success or failure of the mitigation?
The interview needs to be in the style of an on-location audio interview.
Maximum length - 3 minutes.
At least two different voices in the interview.
Produced using soundtrap.com
Give the podcast a sensible file name - Year - I&S - Dharavi Interview - Your Name.
Download the podcast as an mp3 file.
Upload your podcast and you planning document to ManageBac.
How to focus your search...
Go to 'Google News' and search for Dharavi.
Go to 'Google Scholar' and search for Dharavi.
Go to 'YouTube' and search for Dharavi - change the filter to 'This year'.
BBC News - How Asia's biggest slum contained the coronavirus
Los Angeles Times - While coronavirus spread in the US, an Indian slum with 1 million residents contained it
Urban Design Lab - Dharavi - A city within a city
The World Mind - Mumbai's Slums: the Positives and Negatives
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on Criteria A - Knowing and understanding (both strands) and Criteria B - Investigating
Extra Useful Resources
Slumming It - Episode 1
Slumming It - Episode 2