The students in Year 8 have been investigating how climatic hazards occur. The focus has been on hurricanes as it is currently ‘hurricane season’. The students have explored the devastating impact that hurricanes can bring to an area and whether we can ever truly be prepared for such an event. To show their understanding the students created a newspaper report on a hurricane of their choice. Examples of their work can be found below.
The students in Year 11 have been investigating the function and specialisation of a city of their choice in teams of two. Each team created a Google Slide presentation to show their results. The research will form the basis for their final assignment on how sustainable the cities are.
Part of the DP Geography course asks the students to investigate the causes, consequences and ways to mitigate climate change. Climate change is a fundamental theme that links different parts of the course together and helps the students to think synoptically. To look at different mitigation strategies the students were divided into small teams and asked to create presentations that they would then discuss with the group. The presentations were based around the Geography concepts of Power, Place, Processes and Possibilities.
The Year 8s have been investigating weather and how the different conditions occur. For part of this they were asked to investigate a type of wind that impacted us in Geneva. The students then created a poster to explain how the wind was formed, what weather conditions were brought to the area by that wind and how it may impact us. Examples of their posters can be found below.
The DP geographers have been exploring the idea of ‘the nexus’. The approach outlines that when we discuss the issues of water, food and energy they can not be looked at individually. Any solution to solve a problem is complex and it often involves numerous factors. To help the students gain an understanding of the complexity of nexus thinking the students were given a series of hexagons which had a number of statements on them. The group were divided into teams to sort the hexagons into categories that made sense to them and were then asked to tesselate them. Any hexagon that touched another had to relate to it. Below are photos of the students at work.
Year 11 students have been investigating the idea of disparities and what the causes of them can possibly be. The group researched the city of New York to locate two areas that demonstrate the economic disparities well. They then explored a range of data and images to help them to come to a conclusion of why New York showed disparities. After the initial research the students wrote an extended piece of writing to discuss their findings.
For part of the HL DP Geography course the students have been investigating different ways to reduce the development gap. They have focused on female empowerment, opportunities for indigenous populations and minority groups. The group were split into teams and they created information guides on each specific area.
The students in Year 8 have been investigating the different weather conditions and how they occur. For this assignment the students were asked to work in teams to explore which factors impacted temperature. They then presented their findings to the rest of the group. Examples of the presentations and photographs of them working can be found below.
Year 8 students are currently studying about climate and weather, and how human actions affect and are affected by these phenomena. Recently, students have been researching about factors which influence aspects of the weather and have been presenting their findings to their fellow students.
The students in Year 11 have been investigating the courses and consequences of migration. They were asked to write an opinion piece on whether they thought migration was a positive or negative process. Examples of student work can be found below.