Natural News Event – Topic Resource – Don Trueman & Linzi Robinson
This resource explains how to pick up and investigate a current geography-based news event (large or small; local, national or international) and
evaluate its causes and short, medium or long-term impacts.
This online resource is delivered electronically to the email address provided when the order is placed.
An existing Curriculum 2008 requirement which remains a wonderful opportunity for challenging, engaging learning. The Natural News Event model enables teachers to pick up and investigate a current geography-based news event (large or small; local, national or international) and evaluate its causes and short, medium or long-term impacts. Its ‘current news’ nature means that graphic, informative and emotive learning resources are abundant and accessible. There are brilliant natural links with Literacy and DC and this model allows learners to not only build knowledge of the events in a logical and coherent sequence but also to develop understanding of causes, follow-on issues and different reactions to them.
Teaching/Learning Resources from Don Trueman Educational These are custom-designed to support enquiry-based learning, which is rich in challenge, engagement and cross-curricular skills. Furthermore, they demonstrate how well-planned topics can link not only across Humanities but also with disciplines and issues from other AoLEs. All the T & L resources published by Don Trueman Educational feature: planning, with guidance notes for teachers; support for learner self-evaluation; detailed notes on how T & L activities naturally link with and support the 4 Purposes, Descriptions of Learning, cross-curricular skills and disciplinary skills. Where relevant, custom-made planning & teaching resources are also provided. These initial 6 resources are the first in a long list of T & L packages planned for publication over the next 12 months, which will cover mainly History, Geography & Social Studies, with links to other AoLEs, such as Science & Technology and Health & Well-Being.