GEOGRAPHY INTERNET PROJECT

The following Geography project is being undertaken by my students in September 1998. I am actively looking for other teachers in different Global climatic regions to duplicate the same project which will effectively be a study of your own local area, with a detailed case study of a specific aspect of Agriculture/Industry typical of your area.

The following are the general headings under which the project could be studied.

1.Location(Longitude/Latitude)

2.Your Climatic type

3.Natural Flora and Fauna

4.Agriculture

5.Industry

6.Any other local items of interest

 

CASE STUDY

Due to the mild moist climate in Ireland I have chosen as our Case Study a typical Dairy farm.( photograph on this page was taken only a few hundred yards from the school) This being the main economic activity in our local area. I would intend to include a visit (field trip) to the chosen farm with the students. Digital photographs would be taken to illustrate points made in their written work and later on used in the web site.

PRESENTATION

1. Each student will be expected to complete a project folder.

2. An agreed report based on their own Geography reports will be made up into a web page and posted onto the school web site.

INTER SCHOOL CONTACT

It would be essential that each school trade completed projects to give a Global context to the project. This could be via

a)Web page b) E-mail c) Snail mail.

E-MAIL LINK

I would love as part of the project twin the students with other students also doing the same project via e-mail. My classes of 24/25 students are all girl students aged 12-15 years old.I would envisage sending the e-mails perhaps every 2-3 weeks en bloc. Content of the e-mails could relate to the project in hand but general teen chat would be allowed as well to encourage the students to learn the diverse nature of other people and regions in the world.

If you are interested could you e-mail me as soon as possible and I will put up the participating schools on this web page

E-MAIL ME AT dphelan@iol.ie

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