The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a quick and simple process to download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing. The World. News Crossword puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’ All for just £2. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A crossword about Burkina Faso because it was in the news last week because of a malaria/bed-net trial that appears to have reduced the infection rate of malaria by 12%, (3) A crossword all about Climate Change, because it’s always in the news despite what Australia’s agriculture minister said, (3) And a crossword about Julius Caesar that can be shared with an English teacher. It’s included because in last week’s news there was a bit of a performance in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome. All for just £2. So what happened last week? Australia’s agriculture minister said that the drought affecting almost all of Australia has nothing to do with man-made climate change. Excessive monsoon rain caused deaths, wide-spread displacement, and property damage in Kerala. The Swiss government announced measures to help farmers affected by the drought which has been caused by the heatwave in Europe. Two trucks crashed on the highway near Bologna in Italy, a plane crashed near Seattle, and another plane crashed in Indonesia - and a 12 year old boy survived. There was a magnitude 6.2 aftershock near Lombok Island, also in Indonesia. Brazil closed its border to Venezuelans. Singapore trialled eye-scans at its border. And speaking of borders, it seems (based on surveys) that at least 100 constituencies in Britain that previously voted to leave the EU would now vote to remain in the EU. A German man called the police because he was being chased by a baby squirrel. (Tyranny comes in many forms.) In France, crows were trained to collect cigarette butts and exchange them for food. And Christopher Robin was banned from China (the movie, not the boy) - something to do with Winnie the Pooh. All that (and three bonus puzzles) for just £2.
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50 Social Studies Labs - Geography History Cultural Studies Economics Government

50 Social Studies Labs - Geography History Cultural Studies Economics Government

Collection of 50 Social Studies Activities for kids. Recommended for grades K to 6 and up! Each one has a snappy title, a brief set of instructions, recommended materials list, and space for notes. These are very adjustable for your classroom, home, or homeschool needs. Do projects for concepts like: Geography, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Government, and more are covered with these 50 fun activities! Make social studies exciting at home or in the classroom with projects like: making models, planning tourist road trips, making reports on Wonders of the World, and much more!
rupert_boyne
The World News Crossword - August 5th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 5th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 5th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a quick and simple process to download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing. All for just £2. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A search & cloze puzzle giving a little more detailed explanation of Zimbabwe and the events leading to last week’s election, (3) A crossword all about Zimbabwe - where is it? What are its neighbouring countries? What are its lakes, mountains, and rivers? (3) A crossword all about India which was also in the news last week. The puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’ What happened last week? On Lombok (in Indonesia) about 500 stranded tourists were rescued after an earthquake, but then another very large earthquake struck about a week after the first, prompting. a tsunami warning for the region. Wildfires continued in California and Europe experienced a heatwave. Students in Bangladesh protested for better traffic and street safety. Evidence of a 2000 year old library was uncovered in Cologne. A plane crashed in Mexico. A helicopter crashed in Siberia. And a plane crashed in the Swiss Alps. A new government was elected in Zimbabwe and 6 people were killed in protests following the result. The boys who were rescued from the cave in Thailand returned home after their 9 days as novice Buddhist monks. And someone kidnapped a shark, disguised as a baby in a pram, from an aquarium in Texas.
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Macro Economics Pack

Macro Economics Pack

This great set of Macroeconomics presentations, quizzes and materials is the perfect way to present Economics to your students!
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The World News Crossword - July 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 29th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a quick and simple process to buy and download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing. All for just £2. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A search & cloze puzzle giving a little more detailed explanation of wildfires such as the ones occurring in California and some parts of Europe, (3) A crossword all about Cambodia, in the news this week for the flooding caused by a collapsed hydro-dam, and an election that is unlikely to have any effect because opposition and criticism have been prevented by the incumbent prime minister of 30+ years, and (3) A crossword all about climate change which was in the news again - a heatwave in Europe, wild fires in Greece and USA, flooding in Japan, and extreme monsoon rain in Myanmar. The puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’ What happened in last week’s news? Social media was in the news again. Facebook’s shares crashed. Belgium’s tourist board wrote to Mark Z complaining about the censorship policy was blocking famous paintings. A Kuwaiti make up artist used social media to whine that her maid was now entitled to…, wait for it…, one day’s leave per week. And the employer now isn’t allowed to retain the employee’s passport. The make up artist promptly lost sponsors Max Factor Arabia and Shiseido. And a US swimmer posted a photo of himself receiving an illegal ‘infusion’ and was then banned from competition for 14 months. Wildfires caused extensive property damage and killed many people in Greece and California. Flooding occurred in Japan, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. A Penn State Professor said this is the face of climate change. Elections were or will be held in Cambodia, Pakistan, and Mali. This resource, used on a weekly basis, is an excellent way to ensure your students’ are ‘internationally minded’ (a fundamental requirement of any of the IB’s 4 programmes).
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The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. This resource, used on a weekly basis, is an excellent way to ensure your students’ are** internationally minded** - a fundamental requirement of any of the IB’s 4 programmes. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A crossword all about Japan (which signed a free trade agreement with the EU and also experienced a devastating heatwave), (3) A crossword all about Libya (which closed its border with Tunisia and also did not approve the EU proposals to set up a refugee/migrant processing centre - did you know Libya has no permanent rivers?) and (3) A crossword all about Mother Teresa, whose orphanages in India were being inspected by authorities after accusations that staff had sold babies for adoption. (This puzzle is taken from our soon-to-be-released book, ‘Women who changed the world’.) **What happened in last week’s news? ** The EU fined Google for being very naughty and also signed a free trade agreement with Japan making trade easier. Libya closed its border with Tunisia, making trade impossible. Tourists were hurt by falling lava in Hawaii. Others drowned when their tour boat capsized in Missouri. China’s President went to Africa and the first commercial flight between Eritrea and Ethiopia occurred. Two Dutch men were arrested when they were caught on a boat with 2 tonnes of cocaine in the English Channel and French man was released from an Indonesian prison after 18 years for drug-smuggling. It turns out that Omega-3 won’t keep us safe from strokes and heart attacks, Cristiano Ronaldo is moving to Italy, and New Zealand beat France in the women’s rugby sevens world cup final.
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The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 22nd, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A crossword all about Japan (which signed a free trade agreement with the EU and also experienced a devastating heatwave), (3) A crossword all about Libya (which closed its border with Tunisia and also did not approve the EU proposals to set up a refugee/migrant processing centre - did you know Libya has no permanent rivers?) and (3) A crossword all about Mother Teresa, whose orphanages in India were being inspected by authorities after accusations that staff had sold babies for adoption. (This puzzle is taken from our soon-to-be-released book, ‘Women who changed the world’.) **What happened in last week’s news? ** The EU fined Google for being very naughty and also signed a free trade agreement with Japan making trade easier. Libya closed its border with Tunisia, making trade impossible. Tourists were hurt by falling lava in Hawaii. Others drowned when their tour boat capsized in Missouri. China’s President went to Africa and the first commercial flight between Eritrea and Ethiopia occurred. Two Dutch men were arrested when they were caught on a boat with 2 tonnes of cocaine in the English Channel and French man was released from an Indonesian prison after 18 years for drug-smuggling. It turns out that Omega-3 won’t keep us safe from strokes and heart attacks, Cristiano Ronaldo is moving to Italy, and New Zealand beat France in the women’s rugby sevens world cup final.
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The World News Crossword - July 15th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 15th, 2018

In this week’s puzzles… (1) A crossword based on events in last week’s news. A search & cloze puzzle detailing Part 2 of the amazing rescue of the 12 boys and their football coach from the flooded cave in northern Thailand, A crossword about NATO, and there are no clues, and A crossword all about Belgium (which achieved 3rd place in the FIFA World Cup). In last week’s news… All twelve boys from the Wild Boars football team and their coach who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand were rescued. The US president said NATO member countries aren’t contributing enough to NATO (even though countries don’t contribute anything). Britain’s Foreign Minister resigned because he didn’t like the state of Brexit negotiations. Nestlé products are banned from zoos in Melbourne and a man has taken Monsanto to court alleging its weed killer caused his cancer. George Clooney fell off his motor bike while in Sardinia. Justin Bieber got engaged, maybe. An American tourist shut down Vienna airport because of a live artillery shell in her luggage. Scorpions invaded Brazilian cities, sort of. And after 66 years, an Indian man finally cut his finger nails. Angelique Kerber and Novak Đoković won the Women’s and Men’s Singles at Wimbledon. France won the FIFA World Cup, but the most loved and most successful football team during the World Cup was The Wild Boars of Thailand.
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NEA Product Design  A01 Context Analysis,  Problem Analysis, Target Market, Brief and Specification

NEA Product Design A01 Context Analysis, Problem Analysis, Target Market, Brief and Specification

NEA Product Design A01 Context Analysis, Problem Analysis, Target Market, Brief and Specification structured around identifying design opportunities. To help give students the best possible start to their non exam assessment (NEA) portfolio. Series of lessons covering A01: Introduction to NEA marks at a glance Contextual challenges Contextual analysis Work of others Target Market analysis Problem Analysis Writing a brief Writing a specification There are various individual, creative, group and pair exercises based around the learning of each lesson. Clear success criteria for students and teacher notes are also included, as well as home learning tasks.
elliottwalker
The World News Crossword - July 8th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 8th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 8th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF that includes: a crossword based on events from last week’s news, a search & cloze puzzle that focuses on the background of one of last week’s stories (this week it’s the background story of the boys who have been trapped in the cave system in northern Thailand), a crossword about Thailand, and a crossword about Thailand’s neighbour and frequent subject of news stories, Myanmar. This resource is excellent for keeping students informed about the world’s current events. It takes about half an hour for students to complete the main crossword and the rest of a lesson to review (and discuss) the answers. It’s good for use in homeroom or PSHE lessons, or it’s excellent for a homework activity. I prefer to use the news puzzle as a small-group activity. The students then tend to discuss the events more, asking why and wanting to know more about many of the stories. So what happened last week? The Thai footballers and their coach, trapped in a flooded cave system dominated my week. I was checking my phone frequently, waiting for updates and imagining how I wold cope in that situation. A dive boat capsized off Phuket in Thailand and tourists were drowned. Flooding in Japan resulted in deaths and mass evacuations. A wildfire in California also resulted in evacuations. Police in the USA challenged the suitability of 2 novels on a high-school’s reading list. An American woman was attacked on social media for killing an elderly giraffe in South Africa. And 2 rhino poachers were eaten by lions, also in South Africa. And in Queensland, Australia, a possum was rescued by the RSPCA from a Nutella jar. Yes, really.
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The World News Crossword - July 1st, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 1st, 2018

The World News Crossword is a downloadable PDF. It’s quick and simple to download, save onto a flash drive, and rint from when the time’s right. This week’s PDF contains: (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A search and cloze puzzle based on modern day slavery in India (3) A crossword about India’s geography, and (4) A crossword from the soon-to-be-released book ‘Women who changed the world’ - a puzzle all about Indira Ghandi, India’s third Prime Minister. From last week’s news… Germany was eliminated from the FIFA World Cup. Prince William visited Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. New Guinea reported its first case of polio in 30 years. Turkey re-elected its President. Harley Davidson said it would move some production out of the US because of the tariffs imposed on imported steel. Canada imposed tariffs on US-made ketchup in response to US tariffs on Canadian-made steel. Samoa and Mumbai banned single-use plastic bags, cups, food containers, and drinking straws. India’s interior minister waa attacked on social media for receiving a kidney transplant from a Muslim. About 50 people were killed when a bus went off a mountain road in northern India. 12 Thai boys and their football coach were trapped in a flooded cave system for 9 days before being found by an international team of rescue personnel. It’s good to know about these things. It’s even better to discuss why these things happen and what may happen next - because it’s good for us to discuss what happens in the rest of the world and how it may affect us as well as how what we do might affect others.
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The World News Crossword - June 24th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 24th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 24th, 2018 is a 6 page PDF containing: (1) A crossword based on last week’s news events, (2) A Search and Cloze puzzle that helps explain the causes and issues associated with immigration to the USA, (3) Another Search and Cloze puzzle that explains the FIFA World Cup tournament, and (4) A crossword all about Turkey. (Did you know Turkey’s border with Azerbaijan is just 18 kilometres long and the that whole border is a river?) So what happened last week? Well, speaking of Turkey, they had an election and almost 90% of eligible voters voted. There were blasts at political rallies in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Syria’s army dropped more barrel bombs in the south of the country. A residential building in Germany exploded. Over 100,000 people protested in London, demanding another Brexit referendum. An Afghan asylum seeker on Nauru was flown to Australia for palliative care. The leader of Romania’s ruling party went to jail, guilty of corruption. Israel’s Prime Minister’s wife was charged with fraud. And New Zealand’s Prime Minister gave birth to a baby girl and women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to drive cars.
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GCSE Citizenship (9-1) The Commonwealth

GCSE Citizenship (9-1) The Commonwealth

**The Commonwealth ** Citizenship GCSE (9-1) 2016 onwards 8 PAGE study work booklet of classroom-ready activities will enthuse and engage students, and ensuring they get the most from their course. This booklet has been created by a dedicated team of Citizenship experts and is matched against the new curriculum specifications set by the exam board. It can be used to teach the topic of The Commonwealth , through a range of stimulating exercises, encouraging discussion and liven up lessons through structured engagement between students. This Booklet Contains: o Revision Summary Topic Map o Contemporary case studies around this topic o A clear focus on key terms and literacy based activities o Differentiated Exam Questions and Practice o 8 pages of ready-to-use student worksheets designed to be written on o A wide range of activities, to suit all types of learners. o Minimal preparation required – Just print and go! o Discussion activities included in with every case study, challenging your most able students o Links to online digital and flipped learning activities Can be used for a whole lesson or two on The Commonwealth, or as a recap/revision tool on key issues. They can also be used to encourage a flipped learning environment. Fully matched to cover all specification content for GCSE Citizenship. The learning objectives for this work booklet are: o To study the purpose of international organisations and why they were established o To understand the role the UK plays as a part of these organisations o To evaluate the effectiveness of these organisations This resource will engage, educate and motivate your students – fantastic for quick and easy planning! Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter You may also want to check out our very popular GCSE Citizenship 9-1 Lessons, Assessments, Revision guides, trackers and work booklets. Here are a few examples: Active Citizenship Campaigning PLC Tracker Role of the Police Service Workbooklet History of the UK double Lesson
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The World News Crossword - June 17th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 17th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 17th, 2018 is a 6 page PDF containing: A crossword based on last week’s news events, A Search and Cloze puzzle that helps explain the Kashmir conflict, Another Search and Cloze puzzle that helps explain the Yemen War, and A crossword all about Yemen. (Did you know there are just 70 Arabian leopards alive in the wild? And they’re all in Yemen.) So what happened last week? Raphael Nadal won the French Open for the 11th time. Boris Becker claimed diplomatic immunity in Central African Republic to avoid bankruptcy proceedings. About 700 immigrants were turned away from Italy but were allowed to land in Spain. An immigrant in New York was captured as he delivered pizza to a military base. FIFA announced the world cup will be hosted by USA, Canada, and Mexico (assuming they’re all still friends then). Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the world cup opening match. Saudi Arabia’s military led a coalition of Arab countries in support of Yemen’s government, attacking the Yemen port city. And an 18th century Chinese vase found in someone’s attic sold for 16 million Euros.
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The Silk Road in Ancient Times (games)

The Silk Road in Ancient Times (games)

Cards to play different games about the Silk Road in Ancient Times, at the time of the Romans and the Han dynasty China. The cards are about the Romans, the Chinese, and general information about the Silk Road (routes, countries…). Pupils can classify the cards to learn about the Silk Road, play with them (memory or other games). This activity has been prepared by a French teacher to study the subject in English with Year 6) 6e pupils. Thanks for being tolerant with the different propositions of how to play with the cards. Don’t hesitate to tell me if you have better ideas (I would be pleased!) or find any spelling mistake (I hope not!)… Thank you.
ckhg44
Introductory Economics Excercise

Introductory Economics Excercise

Resource was created to introduce lower secondary students to the economy. The activity involves giving each student a card with a unique “economic situation” on it. Students must read through their situation and determine whether they are part of a weak and struggling economy, or whether they are part of a strong and thriving economy. In my classroom we had a divided section on the whiteboard and students had to sort themselves into either one of the catergories. They then had to explain their reasoning and we had a discussion afterwards. This was used in a Year 8 Geography class but can be used throughout a variety of subjects. Would be best used as an introductory excercise.
kjackson107
Circular economy: Redesigning plastics

Circular economy: Redesigning plastics

Plastics have become an integral part of modern life, providing many benefits for consumers and producers. But what happens to our waste plastic? Where does it all end up? Is recycling plastics really that effective? In this lesson, students will explore how we use plastics in everyday packaging and how these might be redesigned in such a way as to not become a ‘waste’ problem. Moving beyond methods to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ at end of life, students will explore ways of designing waste out of the system from the outset. Subjects: Design and Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Business Age range: 12+ Total time: 2x 45 minutes (90 minutes total) Skills: Communication & teamwork, problem solving, creativity & imagination, presenting, scientific inquiry Learning intentions: To deepen awareness of the systemic challenges around plastics packaging and how these might be overcome through redesign.
EllenMacArthurFoundation
The circular economy and modern agriculture

The circular economy and modern agriculture

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Subject: Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Biology, Chemistry Age range: 12-19 years Total time: 45-70 minutes Learning Outcomes: • To understand the challenges around conventional monocultures and soil quality • To explore the importance of seeing the whole system when designing solutions • To critically evaluate the challenges in modern agriculture and securing food supply for the future.
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Circular economy: Understanding the challenge of finite resources

Circular economy: Understanding the challenge of finite resources

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Subjects: Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business, Citizenship Age range: 12-19 years Total time: 45-70 minutes Learning outcomes: • To understand the urgent challenge that finite resources pose to our current economic system • To explore economic history since the industrial revolution through personal narrative • To critically evaluate our current consumption and production systems and explore better ways of dealing with resources
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Exploring the circular economy

Exploring the circular economy

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Subject: Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Biology, Sociology, Business, Citizenship, Design Technology Age range: 12-19 Total time: 60 minutes Learning outcomes: • to compare living systems with man-made systems • to critique our materials economy • to begin to investigate an alternative model: the circular economy
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Economic Status Sheet

Economic Status Sheet

This resource was made to explain factors that contribute to a good (strong) or bad (weak) economy for Year 8 students. It is a fairly simplified and visual representation for students who require higher levels of scaffolding. It would work well as a supplementary sheet or a sheet for students to refer to when completing another activity on the economy.
kjackson107
Secondary Send my Friend 2018 Teacher Pack

Secondary Send my Friend 2018 Teacher Pack

Download this pack for everything you need to take part in this year’s Send My Friend to School campaign to make schools safe! The pack contains activities, case studies, films, action templates and much more!
SendMyFriend
Primary Send My Friend to School 2018 Pack

Primary Send My Friend to School 2018 Pack

Download this pack for everything you need to take part in this year’s Send My Friend to School campaign to make schools safe! The pack contains activities, case studies, films, action templates and much more!
SendMyFriend
The circular economy and modern agriculture

The circular economy and modern agriculture

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Learning outcomes: • To understand the challenges around conventional monocultures and soil quality • To explore the importance of seeing the whole system when designing solutions • To critically evaluate the challenges in modern agriculture and securing food supply for the future ** Subjects (ideal for but not limited to):** Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Business, Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology Age range: 12+ Time: 45-70 mins
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Designing for a circular economy

Designing for a circular economy

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Learning outcomes: • To learn about companies that have adopted the circular economy framework • To design a product or service based on the circular economy Subjects (ideal for but not limited to):** Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business, Citizenship, Design and Technology Age range: 12+ Time: 120 mins
EllenMacArthurFoundation
The World News Crossword - June 3rd, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 3rd, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 3rd, 2018 This resource pack will help your students review some of last week’s news stories. If you have students work in small groups they’ll get excited about being the first to finish, but more importantly, they’ll discuss the news stories and ask why these events happened. They will also learn that their smartphone can be used for something other than Facebook. In last week’s news… Prince William announced he will visit Israel, Palestine and Jordan in the summer. Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip. And a volunteer paramedic was shot and killed as she ran (with her hands in the air) to help a wounded protester. The EU announced a plan to reduce the amount of plastic food and drink containers in use. In Thailand, a whale died after consuming more than 80 plastic bags. Rare, tropical Australian fish were found around New Zealand after an unusually hot summer warmed the Tasman Sea. Residents in Shimla, in India, asked tourists to stay away because of water shortages being caused by a heatwave in Punjab, which also caused more than 60 deaths in Pakistani Punjab. Just a little further north, a 21 year old Kashmiri was killed when he was run down by an Indian army vehicle. Further south in India, 14 people died because of the Nipah virus. 8 more cases of Ebola virus were reported in Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa. Immigrants from Africa have found an easier and cheaper route to Europe - from Morocco to Spain. A Malian immigrant rescued a small child who was hanging dangerously from an apartment balcony in Paris. More than a million French smokers quit cigarettes last year. And so we’ve included a bonus crossword about France in this week’s resource pack. As well as The World News Crossword, there are 2 Search & Cloze puzzles that will give a little more information about stories that have persisted for several weeks or months. This week these backgrounder puzzles are on Trade Wars and Immigration.
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Circular economy: Understanding the challenge of finite resources

Circular economy: Understanding the challenge of finite resources

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Learning outcomes: To understand the urgent challenge that finite resources pose to our current economic system • To explore economic history since the industrial revolution through personal narrative • To critically evaluate our current consumption and production systems and explore better ways of dealing with resources. ** Subjects (ideal for but not limited to):** Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business, Citizenship, Design and Technology Age range: 12+ Time: 45-70 mins
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Exploring the circular economy

Exploring the circular economy

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a different way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy approach is different from the status quo, and looks at the associated economic, environmental and social advantages. Learning outcomes: to compare living systems with man-made systems • to critique our materials economy • to begin to investigate an alternative model: the circular economy ** Subjects (ideal for but not limited to):** Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business, Citizenship, Design and Technology Age range: 12+ Time: 60 mins
EllenMacArthurFoundation
Circular economy: Challenging common conceptions

Circular economy: Challenging common conceptions

This lesson is part of a series that introduces students to a new way of thinking about how we could use resources more effectively. The series builds up exactly how a circular economy is different from the status quo, and looks at the economic, environmental and social advantages of a new approach. **Subjects **(ideal for but not limited to): Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems, Sociology, Business, Citizenship Learning outcomes: • To understand that environmental issues can be intrinsically linked to economic issues • To critique the flaws inherent in some common approaches to environmental education • To begin to investigate a different way of approaching environmental, social and economic issues
harrison_wavell
The World News Crossword - May 27th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 27th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 27th, 2018 is a simple pdf made up of a crossword based on the events in last week’s news a search & cloze activity that explains Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a search & cloze activity that gives background information about North Korea a crossword all and only about the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And the solutions are included, of course. Excellent for Geography, Economics, English, SEN, PSHE… In the news crossword… The leaders of North and South Korea met, but not with he who shall not be named. North Korea blew up some of its research facility. Ebola cases were confirmed in DRC and 4000 trial vaccines were distributed. Switzerland’s trains were declared the world’s best. A Polish author won the Man Booker International Prize and a Swedish Court said no to a new Nobel Centre. Real Madrid won the Champions League (what a goal). A German bank announced 7000 job cuts and German police can now stop parents at airports with children during school time. Lava continued to flow on Hawaii and a hurricane swept into Oman. A UK man had to be cut out of a children’s swing, but we didn’t put that into the crossword because like him, it wouldn’t fit.
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The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018 is a teaching and learning activity based on the events of last week’s news. There is a crossword on last week’s news events, there are two background/explainer search and cloze puzzles (The Venezuela crisis and Jerusalem), and there is another crossword based on a country mentioned in the news crossword (this week it’s Comoros). What happened in last week’s news? India inaugurated a hydro-electric dam that prompted protests from Pakistan because it affects water flowing into the Indus River. Ebola cases were reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 4000 vaccine doses arrived in Kinshasa. Comoros’ ex-president was arrested on charges relating to selling citizenship. Malaysia’s ex-PM’s residence was raided of bags of cash and jewelry. A mountain lion killed a mountain biker in the US. Hawaii’s volcano erupted, prompting more evacuations. Australia and the US were the only countries to vote against a UN investigation into the Israeli killings of Palestinians in Gaza. The two background/explainer puzzles aim to teach more about ongoing news stories. This week there is an explanation of why Jerusalem is central to the Middle East troubles. There is also an explanation of Venezuela’s economic and human crisis. These puzzles are excellent for driving students’ research skills. When students work in small groups they learn cooperation and team work. They help with concentration and, of course, handwriting. But best of all, these puzzles generate real-world discussions. The students leave the less asking questions like, ‘Why would North Korea even want nuclear weapons and why does the US care?’ ‘Why does China want a military base in the South China Sea?’ ‘Why have some UK supermarkets added a ‘plastic-free’ label on some products?’
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Economics: Lesson 21 - Functions of a Central Bank & Interest Rates

Economics: Lesson 21 - Functions of a Central Bank & Interest Rates

This presentation contains a whole lesson! Specifically, this lesson is for teaching the functions of a central bank and it’s role in an economy. The lesson also looks at the effect of interest rates on a micro level, with a more detailed look at interest rates at a macro level coming later on in the course. 25 slides with questions imbedded. More at an IGSCE level than A-Level. I have used the PowerPoint slides to structure the lesson, specifically slides to prompt/force myself to ask those key questions at the right moments, slides to explain keywords with short and easy explanations, prompts for me the teacher when to use the different activities, games, handouts, articles etc… that make the lesson up as. All the teaching presentations, include starters and plenaries, normally a quick discussion, but sometimes something else and differentiated learning objectives. ALL 82 LESSONS are available as ONE BIG BUNDLE !! Note: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.
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The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018 is a simple PDF document that contains: A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, A Search & Cloze puzzle that explains the plastic pollution problem, A Search & Cloze puzzle that explains the Rohingya Crisis, and A crossword about Climate Change. (The answers are included.) So what happened in last week’s news? Rohingya refugees were killed by wild elephants in the refugee camps in Bangladesh. The US-imposed tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint has raised the cost of US newspapers’ newsprint. A Pakistan court ruled that a US diplomat who allegedly killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk does not have diplomatic immunity. Iraq and East Timor held elections. Moldova’s government ruled out reunification talks with Romania. Poland’s government cut its politicians’ salaries and Zimbabwe’s government raised the pensions and salaries of war veterans and government workers. Israel won the Eurovision song contest, the sea off San Diego glowed blue, and India’s prime minister opened a hydro-electric construction project in Nepal. But it’s less about what happened and more about why. Why are a million Rohingya people living in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh? Why did US air force planes intercept Russian bombers of the Alaskan coast and why did Chinese air force planes fly around Taiwan? Why is the US president meeting the North Korean leader? Why did Malaysia elect a 92 year old prime minister? Why are Africans still dying of hunger and Ebola? These puzzles are a simple and effective teaching tool for research skills (finally, they can use their smart-phones for something useful), for collaborative learning (because these puzzles work really well when students work in pairs or small groups), for reasoning skills and handwriting skills… We’ve had positive feedback from teachers using the puzzles with ADHD students and with GATE students, in PSHE / homeroom lessons, in English, Economics, Geography, Business… (some teachers even say they make staff meetings bearable - cheeky, eh?) A new World News Crossword resource is published every week.
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The World News Crossword - May 6th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 6th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 6th, 2018 is 4 word puzzles in one easy-to-download and save PDF. The first puzzle is a crossword based on last week’s news events. Lava flowing in Hawaii. Women allowed in Japan’s bull-fighting rings. People traffickers intercepted leaving Sri Lanka. Protests in France and Russia. An election in Lebanon after 10 years. A game keeper attacked by a lion in South Africa. A crack in the core of a nuclear reactor in Scotland. The next two puzzles and Search & Cloze puzzles - an extended passage with words removed and put into a word search grid. The first of these two puzzles is a Brexit explainer, and the second is a discussion about data protection. The fourth puzzle is a crossword about climate change. All of these puzzles encourage research skills, logic and problem solving skills, and even handwriting skills. More significantly each of the puzzles will prompt discussion about the events in the puzzles. Who owns our personal data? Why aren’t firms like Facebook and banks fined when they lose our personal information? Why don’t they even apologise? The Syrian war has been going longer than World War 2. And MH370 is still missing - after 4 years of high-tech. searching, can an airliner still be missing? Why is Russia so concerned about simple street protests? These are xxcellent activities for Business, Economics, Geography, Social Studies, PSHE, ESL, and SEN.
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The World News Crossword - April 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword document is a one-page crossword based on the events of last week’s news. There are also two one-page ‘Search and Cloze’ puzzles: Facebook users’ personal data and What started the Syrian civil war? These extra puzzles give students the opportunity to learn a little more about two recent news events. The crossword includes questions the EU ban on an insecticide that’s been killing bees for years, Japan’s objection to the mango mousse at the North and South Korea summit, and the really big news about the Tasmanian devils. There was also big news that Australia’s government is spending 500 million dollars to rescue the Great Barrier Reef and a university in Melbourne was evacuated because of a toxic gas leak (which turned out to be stinky rotting fruit in a library cupboard). But it’s less about what happened last week around the world and more about why. That’s the discussion that students will create among themselves as they complete this crossword. Why are India and China having a border dispute? Why did Myanmar’s sort-of leader contact the UN and not just lead her country? Why is a virus killing indigenous Australians? Why is Facebook making so much money? Or how? Why is Saudi Arabia at war with Yemen? What does the rodent population in New Zealand have to do with climate change? The World News Crossword is an excellent homework activity because it encourages students to watch or read the news. It’s an excellent group-activity for home room because it encourages students to use their IT for research. It’s an excellent activity for encouraging problem-solving skills.
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Globalisation - 7 lessons & revision guide

Globalisation - 7 lessons & revision guide

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
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Globalisation - Revision Guide

Globalisation - Revision Guide

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
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Globalisation - Immigration

Globalisation - Immigration

Part of a Wolsey Academy SOW of 7 lessons with a revision guide and online end of unit test. Designed for EAL and weaker students to introduce them to new vocabulary regarding economics and globalisation. Lessons focus on key word acquisition and simple comprehension tasks (word match up/cloze activities/labelling diagrams etc). As lessons progress more scope for creative and thinking tasks emerge. Every lesson comes with a reward word search puzzle. Made for students at International Schools in the Middle East but ideal for all. Could also act as a general introduction to younger students of all abilities. Globalisation – Key Terms Globalisation – Benefits Globalisation – Negatives Globalisation – Barriers Globalisation – Case Study on United Arab Emirates Globalisation – Food Miles Globalisation – Immigration Globalisation – Revision Guide Find more and the end of unit online test at www.wolseyacademy.com
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