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    What is Geography?

    Learning Objectives:ALL:

    I understand what Geography is about.

    MOST:I understand what kind of questions make good geographyquestions.

    SOME:

    I can justify why my favourite geographical enquiry questionis an important question to be answered.

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    What is Geography?

    Finish your mind maps using theposters from your first weekslesson

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    In your groups, write a definition for what you think Geography is.

    Here are a few ideas for the starts of yourdefinitions:

    Geography is

    Geographys all about

    In Geography you learn about

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    Geography helps us tounderstand the world around usand to think about how we

    affect our world.

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    In Geography we ask lots of questions about theworld and try to find answers.

    Look at the photograph that you have been given.What kinds of questions could you ask about thephotograph? Look at the next slide to give you someideas.

    In your pairs, think of 5 questions you could ask.

    Which question do you think is thebest one? Why is it best? What

    makes a good question?

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    When did this happen?

    How many people wereaffected?

    Where did thishappen?

    Where did the peopleaffected come from?

    What were thebuildings used for?

    Why was thisboy there?

    What are thechances thatthis will happenagain?

    Why did thishappen?

    Who was mostaffected bythis?

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    N ow it is your turn. Write 6 questions aboutGeography. Try to start them with these wordshere:

    Who

    WhatWhere

    WhenWhy

    How

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    PlenaryUsing your new knowledge can we put thedifferent topics (words) into the

    following headings (categories)?

    Physical GeographyHuman GeographyEnvironmental Geography

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    Which Geography question do you mostwant to know the answer to?

    Homework:D esign a postcard to persuade your teacher thatthe Geography question you are asking is the MOST

    important question to answer.

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    How is pollution going to affect our lives in the future?

    On the first side of your postcard write yourquestion and draw a picture to illustrate it.

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    HomeworkD ear Mrs Singh,

    The Geography question that I most want to have answered is

    The reason I think this is important is

    I also think it is important because

    Finally, knowing the answer to this question would be good for myclassmates because

    Please choose my question!

    Yours Sincerely,

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    WINNER The postcard that has the best reasons why yourquestion needs to be answered will win 2

    housepoints!

    Your postcard will be copied to make a GeographyGood News Note for the whole school.

    AND your whole class will have the chance to

    answer your question!

    Get asking questions