Field work task which corresponds to the Liveability topic for the year 7 Australian Geography Curriculum. This is a booklet I created to assist students with not only exploring the liveability of our local communities, but to link their learning to the real world around them.
How it works:
Scaffold step by step self-directed field work task for students to complete individually. At times, they will be required to share information with their peers to obtain data.
Key skill focuses:
Overview of the booklet tasks:
Task 1: Survey and Questionnaire Data
Step 1: They need to complete a personal survey about their suburb.
Step 2: Students move into groups with other students who live in the same suburb and exchange data. They record data in the tool provided. They then need to map the data and reflect on it via answering set questions.
Step 3: They need to find another student from a different suburb group to exchange final data with. They complete the processes of recording the data, graphing and reflecting again.
Step 4: They need to compare the two suburbs and answer set questions.
Task 2: Using google earth and street view
Step 1: Students need to use their iPad or computers to complete the activities. They need to observe the satellite images of their suburb and record their responses.
Step 2: Students then need to reflect and answer questions on the data they have collected and recorded.
(good to use lesson around satellite images to help students with this task- works well to combine).
Task 3: Homework Task
Step 1: Students need to come up with 10 interview questions about their suburb.
Step 2: They need to interview an adult living within the suburb and record their responses in the booklet.
Follow up on task:
Class discussion and feedback on what they discovered and learnt during completing this task.
Note: This was used within a school that has a one-to-one device program (ipads). It can be used in schools that don't have this, it just means you will need to find a way to get computer access for google earth/ google street view tasks.