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Spring Term Geography I.S. Task Without Geography you are nowhere! For your first Geography I.S. task we are going to focus your work upon the wonderful world of maps. In Geography it’s vital we know where we are, how to get there and importantly what’s there along the way.

I am The Geographer and i order you to complete one of my fantastic challenges!

The challenges that have been set for you to choose from will allow you explore these themes.

Look at the following challenges closely and decide which challenge is for you. Challenge 1 With this challenge you will have no excuses for being late to school. The

produce a map which shows your journey from home to Marden High School. It should Geographer wants you to

also include all of the main landmarks along the route. This isn’t going to be no pirate style, x marks the spot, drawn in 5 minutes type of map though. Far from it, this map is going to a thoroughly researched, as near to scale as possible, ordnance survey type of map.

On the next few pages you will find all of the resources and assistance that you will need to produce your map. A good starting point for your map would be: You should take the time to explore how O.S. maps are drawn and how they can be used. The link below features all of the key O.S. symbols that you may or may not require. Another excellent resource which could be extremely helpful is google maps.

earch You can s t here! your stree

Why n o t tr y t he street view!

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Chan ge th e view here !

for directions You can even search fferent routes! and it will show you di

On the next page you should draw the map showing the route from your house to school. Remember to include all key landmarks, features, etc and to mark on any O.S. relevant symbols that you pass. Try to draw to scale and make sure that you include a scale bar on your map. Your map should also be coloured.

Challenge 2 For this challenge you must help The Geographer’s friends, Janet and Chuck from Arkansas, America, navigate their way around North Tyneside by catching a ferry from North Shields and a train from Newcastle Central station. The problem is that they really want to use public transport so they can see and meet genuine Geordies. Janet and Chuck will tell you more:

Howdy folks! I just love you Geordies. You guys are awesome!

Use these!

We’re going to need timetables,maps and routes Chucky

Hey Chucky, that sure was a lovely route that our driver took us!

- Plan

TWO routes from Marden High School - One to the ferry

terminal in North Shields and another to Newcastle Central station - Both journeys should use public transport - Collect evidence such as timetables, costs, maps and routes to use as evidence. You should stick any evidence you gather or print out in the spaces provided - Use the websites on the previous page to help you plan your journeys - Complete the tasks on the following pages

If you have no internet access, see your teacher!

Janet, I can’t believe how easy it was to get a ticket...and so cheap too!

Give the travel instructions from Marden High School to North Shields Ferry Terminal __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

How much will the journey cost and how long will it take? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

Describe any interesting landmarks that will be seen on the journey __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

Give the travel instructions from Marden High School to Newcastle Central Station __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

How much will the journey cost and how long will it take? __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Describe any interesting landmarks that will be seen on the journey __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

Stick any timetables, route information, etc in here!

Challenge 3

Challenge 3 Now for this challenge, should you choose it, The Geographer wants you get to active and to take in some of Tyneside’s beautiful countryside.

The first part of the challenge is simple: s, etc t 5 miles long ic footpaths, bridleway bl - Plan a walk of at leas pu g in us ad ro f of sting things rity of the walk ep a note of any intere - Tr y to keep the majo ke d an lk wa ur yo on ilst going - Take photographs wh that you see route th you, -Make a sketch of your sponsible grown-up wi re a ke ta ys wa Al s! le -Remember safety ru s, etc don’t wander of f path

Hello old chaps, Prince William here. Five miles is about the same distance as Marden High School to St Mary’s Island and back!

ways: e your in one of the following lk wa ur yo t en wing pages to describ es llo pr n fo e th You ca on d an w lo spaces. ription in the space be drawn maps in these s, re ctu - Write a written desc pi y an d Ad y. w on your journe formation walk and what you sa n showing the same in tio ta en es pr te no ey /K - Create a PowerPoint journey ur yo - Make a video of

From: To: e: Estimated distanc Time taken:

DESCRIBE YOUR _______________________________________________________________ WALK IN THIS _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ SPACE! _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________


help Add captions to tos describe your pho

Remember you can em ail any electronic work or hand in on a flash drive !


Organising and assessing your work While you are completing your I.S. you should check off when you have completed each part of the project. In this way you can keep on top of your work and meet the deadline for handing in set by your teacher.

Use this diary to help organise your Geography I.S. Day

What you should be doing


Decide which challenge you are going to take 1 Research routes using guidance/resources given

Continue research 2 Plan out routes/journeys


Draw route/begin write-up for Chuck and Janet/go on walk

Continue writing up, create PowerPoint, make video, etc 4 Adding pictures, leaflets, etc. Checking for accuracy. Finish touches. Complete self-assessment 5

Now complete the self assessment review on the next page!

I’ve done this bit well

I’ve done this bit ok

I could have done it better

Things that I did well:

__________ __________________ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ______ __________________ __ __ __________________ __ __ __ __ __ __ ______ ______________ __________________ __________________ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __________ ________ __________________ __________________ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ________ ____________ __________________ __________________ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ____ __________________

Things that i could do better next time:

___________________________ ___________________________ ______________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ______________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ______________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ______________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ______________

Things that I enjoyed:

_______________ __________________ _______________ __________________ _______________ __________________ _______________ __________________ _______________ __________________

Things that I am proud of:

___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ _ ___________ _ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ _ ___________ ___________ ___________ _ ___________ ___________ _

Your teacher will comment below after checking your work Excellent

Did you attempt all activities? Did you reach your target grade? Was the presentation acceptable? Was it handed in on time? How well did you assess your work? Comment:



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