Just showing off really – Year 8 Guerrilla Geography

I took 27 motivated Year 8s today into town to do some Mission explore inspired geography. I cheated a bit really by asking year 8 teachers to nominate 5 girls a class on the criteria “Who has been working really well in your lessons over the last couple of months?”, so we had some even better than usual pupils with us. Then I cheated some more by repeating a day i had run with year 10. and that was a cheat in itself because I had stolen the idea from guerrilla geography specialists – www.missionexplore.net  and their great idea for a guerrilla geography day  on gender representation.

So really I have nothing to tell you about top tips for field trips or geography teaching.

Then, even better I got the pupils to do all the work. I sent them off for and hour and a half to collect photos and video clips of how men and women are represented in our town centre. We walked back to school and then I said they had 2 and a half hours to turn their images and clips into videos using the ipads. And then I left them to it. Here is what they produced in no particular order …… If you want to leave any comment on their video to encourage them further , that would be lovely…….

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Just showing off really – Year 8 Guerrilla Geography

  1. Well done to all the students who made these videos! I’d like to think your town is an exception… but it isn’t. Wondering if you think there’s anything good about gender bias and stereotyping… hmmm….

  2. Nice work 🙂 Will be giving something similar a go next year – thanks for sharing

    • Considering how many of your ideas I have, er, stolen, it would be my honour for you to use something I did

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