13. My London
13. My London
Blog Category: Campaign update
Climate Action 13 (#Love London. Love the World.)
Target audience: Key Stage 3 Geography students
- 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.
- 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.
- Background to this resource
This project aims to:
- Connect London’s schools to great resources based on their city and
- 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:
- The London Curriculum– developed by experts in their field working in partnership with the Mayor of London and his Education and Youth team.
- 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.
- London’s National Park City launches in July 2019. Find out more.
- Outdoor Classroom Day: 23/05/19. Sign up to Outdoor Classroom Day
- London Climate Action Week: 1st-8th July 2019
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.