Year 8 Term 3 Kenya ELP

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Extended Learning Project for Year 8 Humanities students during Term 3 at Abbeyfield School, Chippenham
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  Abbeyfield Humanitieshttp://abbeyfieldhumanities.blogspot.comExtended Learning Project Year 8 – Term 3 ELP: A country comparison: Kenya and the UK  What do I need to complete?  You will need to research into the two different countries, Kenya (in Africa) and the UK (in Europe). Youshould use the internet, resources from the Learning Centre, and your initiative to complete the research inpreparation for an in-class assessment at the end of term. In the assessment, you will be asked to comparethe two countries, using the research you have gathered. Compare = What is similar and what is different?What to research:  Where is each country and how do the locations differ? – a small map might be useful.  What is the weather and climate like in each country? – look for climate graphs  What activities take place? – e.g. jobs, holidays, festivals, types of industry  What problems is each country experiencing environmentally and socially?  Statistics: How many people live in each country? What are the birth/death rates? What is the lifeexpectancy for each country? How much does the average person earn? How much does the entirecountry earn each year?  Is the country an LEDC or an MEDC? Why does each country fit into one of these categories?  How does each country differ? What are people’s views on these nations? How to record your research: During the research period, you should record your findings on a mind map at home. You will be able tobring the mind map to the lesson to help you complete the assessment. This must be hand written on onesheet of A3 paper (you can use both sides). Assessment Criteria:LevelDescription3  You show some knowledge of where places are located. You describe physical processes and howthey differ between the countries. You are beginning to use appropriate geography vocabulary. 4  You recognise and describe in detail the physical and human processes that occur in eachcountry. You show knowledge of where places and landscapes are located here and abroad. Youoffer reasons for your own views and recognise that other people may hold different views. You compare the two countries using descriptive comments. You communicate your findings usingappropriate vocabulary. 5  You show increasing depth of knowledge of where places and landscapes are located at home andoverseas. You describe and begin to explain geographical patterns. You recognise the range of views people have about the environment and lifestyles. You compare the two countries usingdescriptions and suggest reasons for the differences and similarities. You can select appropriateinformation and write a conclusion to your work using the right geography vocabulary. 6  You show a depth of knowledge of where places and landscapes are located at home andoverseas. You can describe and explain physical and human patterns and processes andrecognise that these processes interact. You can compare events and characteristics in the twocountries using detailed explanations of similarities and differences. You appreciate different values and attitudes , including your own. You present your findings in a coherent way, usingappropriate methods and vocabulary to reach conclusions that are consistent with the evidence . 7/8 As for level 6, including a detailed, well thought out conclusion and a clear structure is in evidence,including the use of sentence starters and connectives throughout. You can thoroughly explainphysical and human patterns and processes, and recognise that these processes interact, through Created by ymm /opt/scribd/conversion/tmp/scratch2325/26642826.doc   h Humanities  mentioning specific examples.  The in-class assessment will involve you answering questions relating to the tasks set. The morespecific detail you can put on your mind map, the better. Be prepared! Geography Command words Help sheetCommand wordWhat is the questionasking you to do?Helpful words to use in youranswer SentencestarterConnectives Describe Write about what you seein front of you. You donot need to say why.With maps use distance,direction & place namesetc. With graphs usefigures & trendsFirstlySecondlyAlsoFinally Explain Give reasons forsomething happening.FirstlySecondlyAlsoFinally ThereforeAs a resultConsequently This meansthat Compare Say what is the same anddifferent between twopieces of information.FirstlySecondlyAlsoFinallyWhereasAlternativelyOn the otherhandSimilarly Suggest Similar to explain, buttells you that you shouldadd your own ideas.FirstlySecondlyAlsoFinally ThereforeAs a resultConsequently This meansthat  Justify Give reasons for adecision you have made.Say why you chose oneoption, but rejectedothersFirstlySecondlyAlsoFurthermoreFinally ThereforeAs a resultConsequentlyWhereasHowever (DJD-2006) Created by ymm /opt/scribd/conversion/tmp/scratch2325/26642826.doc  Created by ymm /opt/scribd/conversion/tmp/scratch2325/26642826.doc
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