Virtual field trip

29th June 2001, 1:00am

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Virtual field trip

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GRASMERE - a contrasting locality in a mountain environment. By Cory Jones, Lesley Wilson, Mike and Elizabeth Pearson, revised by Paula Healey. Lake District National Park Authority and Field Studies Council. pound;15. Tel: 01539 72455. SCHOOLS GIS TASTER PACK. Cambridgeshire County Council Schools Library Service. pound;25 for Cambridge and Peterborough LEA Schools. pound;50 in other LEAs.

This high-quality pack provides the information to study in detail either a contrasting locality to your home area or a mountain environment. Used carefully, it could provide a virtual field trip for key stage 2 pupils It includes photocopiable worksheets, facts and figures from the Lake District National Park Authority, an interactive CD-Rom, maps (not copiable), photographs (with grid references and background information), glossary, postcards and pamphlets as well as details of further resources and local contacts in the Grasmere area. Each worksheet and factsheet is clearly linked for teachers and pupils and it would also support national curriculum history and citizenship.

The Schools GIS Taster pack introduces Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It contains GIS Ordnance Survey map data for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough together with 17 aerial photographs The photographs reflect a range of environments from the settlements of Cambridge, Peterborough, and Ely through smaller rural communities to farmland near Soham and Sutton. The teacher’s pack suggests uses at key stage 2, 3, 4 and post-16.

John Abbett is ICT co-ordinator and geography teacher, Tupton High School, Derbyshire

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