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13. My London

By Martin Crabbe | March 12 2019

13. My London

Blog Category: Campaign updateBlog Tags: Education

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    Climate Action 13 (#Love London. Love the World.)

    Target audience:  Key Stage 3 Geography students

    1. My London (Geography)

    (Quote and image from a tweet by Outdoor Classroom Day – see tweet here)

    The aim of this unit is to get ‘out and about’ in your place within London. Before you start exploring your place watch the video below.

    Students can investigate the ‘uniqueness’ of their own part of London by undertaking fieldwork, and comparing field and secondary data for their local area with data for London as a whole. Afterwards they can share their results and thoughts with the wider world (as a whole class or as individuals).

    Special mention to the Museum of London and the Royal Geographical Society.

    Click here to see the resource My London

    1. Put yourselves on the map

    After exploring your place in London, share your work with other students around the world. The World’s Largest Lesson has created a world map that they describe as a Living Archive. Put yourself on this world map and become part of the story uniting a generation to change the world by 2030.

    Tip: Think about what issues came up when you explored your place and which global goals could help to address them.

    Click here to put yourself on the map

    1. Background to this resource

    This project aims to:

    1. Connect London’s schools to great resources based on their city and
    2. To suggest ways to introduce a global perspective to their work.

    Each blog will be based on two major curriculum resources available freely to teachers:

    1. The London Curriculum– developed by experts in their field working in partnership with the Mayor of London and his Education and Youth team.
    2. The World’s Largest Lesson– produced by Project Everyone in partnership with Unicef to help schools address three major challenges:
    • End extreme poverty
    • Fight inequality and injustice
    • Tackle climate change

    Each blog will aim to provide ways for teachers to reflect on these big issues through their own contexts, subject areas and from a London perspective.

    Thanks to the teams at City Hall and Project Everyone for providing these great resources. Some of my blog has been adapted from their websites.

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Martin Crabbe