Making it Relevant

This week’s teaching tip enables you to personalise the mapping of various events, to a place of your choice. For example, if you want to see how big the moon is compared to where the school is located, or if you are interested in what the blast radius of a WW2 bomb would have been, then you can do this easily on this website at .

Sometimes it’s hard to get ideas into perspective, so this is the perfect site to help you.

This could be the start of a cross curricular project…….If the Gulf oil spill took £x to clear up per square Km, how much would it cost in total? Etc.

Plenary Idea

This week’s teaching tip could be used at the end of a lesson for reflection / plenary to find out how confident pupils are with a particular concept, or during form time or discussion time in lessons, to find out what pupils think about a particular topic.

1. Decide on the topic. (You can add this to slide one)

2. Give pupils a few minutes to choose which picture best describes them. Pupils need to explain why they have chosen the picture that best describes them.

Pupils could then discuss their thoughts with others to create a future area for development, or they could share their views with others to start a debate.

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(Thanks to Clare who sent this week’s tip)

Plenary idea