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6. Getting Involved - Students taking action

SmartGrowth BoxThis is one of six education resource topics created for teachers of geography. This page includes field work and opportunitites for getting actively involved.

The chart below outlines all activities that can be used in the classroom as well as assessment information. This resource targets geography achievement standards level 6-8 and social studies level 5.

 

ActivitiesAssessmentCurriculum LevelGeographic conceptsGeographic skills
6a

'Getting involved' brainstorm

  • Group brainstorm activity
Activity Summary (89KB, pdf)
Brainstorm template (73KB, pdf)

2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 3.3

5, 6, 7, 8

Processes

Valuing skills

6b

Survey and compare transportation to two local shopping areas

  • Field trip and student survey / research activity
Activity Summary (42KB, pdf)

3.5, 2.5, 1.8

6, 7, 8

Change

Perspectives

Processes

Interaction

Graphing

Statistical

6c

Survey and compare perceptions of tsunami risk and level of preparedness

Activity Summary (29KB, pdf) 

 

 

 

 

6d

Evaluation of urban areas - are they well planned?

  • Field trip and evaluation
Activity Summary (13KB, pdf)
Urban settlement evaluation form (13KB, pdf)

1.2, 2.2

5, 6, 7

Change

Perspectives

Interaction

Visuals

6e

SmartGrowth bus trip

  • Field trip bus tour
Activity Summary (41KB, pdf)
Bus trip itinerary ideas (20KB, pdf)

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5, 1.5

6, 7, 8

Change

Perspectives

Processes

Interaction

Valuing skills

6f

Planning related careers

  • Group presentation activity
Activity Summary (161KB, pdf)
Career Cards (58KB, pdf)

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5, 6, 7, 8

Perspectives

Valuing skills

6g

Making a submission

  • Write a submission
  • Group discussion
Activity Summary (53KB, pdf)
Submission form (20KB, pdf)
Recommendations for content of submission (27KB, pdf)

2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6

7, 8

Perspectives

Processes

Valuing skills

6h

Visioning exercise

  • Group brainstorm
  • Small group vision development
  • Business case concept development activity
Activity Summary (23KB, pdf)

2.2, 3.3, 1.6, 2.6, 3.2, 3.6

5, 6, 7, 8

Perspectives

Processes

Valuing skills

6i

SmartGrowth Summary Q&A Game

  • Group game matching question and answer cards
Activity Summary (52KB, pdf)
Smartgrowth Summary Q and A game cards (35KB, pdf)

All

5, 6

Perspectives

Processes

Valuing skills

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