People & Places

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South America

A place called Huaylloma – Bolivia – 24th May 201
Little and Large – Bolivia – 23rd May 2012
Zebra Crossing – Bolivia – 17th May 2012
Sugar is White – Bolivia – 1st May 2012
Rice anyone – Peru – 4th February 2012
Big Questions for the New Year – Ecuador – 2nd January 2012
Learning about the effects of Global Warming – Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador – 17th November 2011
Equatorial Magic – Ecuador – 8th November 2011

Mexico & Central America

Blog highlights include

A really big Canal – Panama Canal – 22nd October 2011
Meeting an Ambassador – Costa Rica – 7th October 2011
Hanging on a High Wire – Lake Tiscapa, Nicaragua – 24th September 2011
Visiting a Volcano – Niaragua – 14th September 2011
Somoto Canyon in Nicaragua (Geology & Adventure) – 31st August 2011
Disabled at birth – Nicaragua – 25th August 2011
No Toys? (Children’s toys) – Nicaragua – 22nd August 2011 *see also info sheet ‘Jacks’
Crabs & fishing - Honduras – 20th August 2011
Meeting the Garifuna people in Honduras – 18th August 2011
Artisan’s School & building styles in El Salvador – 29th July 2011
School in El Salvador – 22nd July 2011 *see also info sheet ‘Jacks’
Driving off road in El Salvador – 17th July 2011
Children’s Play – Guatemala (15th July 2011)
Mayan ruins in Mexico – 19th June 2011
Hunters (in Mexico) – 19th June 2011
Life in rural Mexico – 10th June 2011
Funding school equipment – 10th June 2011
Amazing sights – 25th May 2011
No Internet… – 20th May 2011 *see also info sheet ‘Jacks’
Living on the beach – 17th May
Man on the run – 17th May 2011
Mexican Pyramids – 1st May 2011
Mexican uprising – 29th April 2011
Driving into a film set – 27th April 2011

 

 

 * info sheet on ‘Jacks’, children’s game commonly played in Mexico and Central America

 

 

 

North America

Blogs from North America run from December 2010 to April 2011.

Highlights include:

 

From American history: Ghost towns of Montana (11th January); Dr Martin Luther King (18th January); towns and life along the Pony Express Trail (27th January 2011); Indian writing at Newspaper Rock (6th February);
Hoover Dam (23rd February 2011); mining history in Death Valley (28th February 2011); Billy the Kid & Silver City (12th April 2011); Gila Cave Dwellings (18th April 2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alaska & Canada

Blogs dated October & November include visit to Arctic Circle and town of North Pole famous for celebrating Christmas all year round

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Alaskan schools’ and education website with information, images and activites relating to the people, history, geography and animals of Alaska

 

Mongolia & the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF)

1.  Blogs from Mongolia (August 2010) include visit to CNCF and photos

2. Thinking about child homelessness - additional notes / series of linked activities to develop understanding of problems facing children who are homeless

3.  Kent Treptow photography from Mongolia can be downloaded to RealPlayer from his website

4. YouTube – news report from August 2007

5. Written reports - 1997 news article2005 news article, 2008 report2005 New Internationalist article

6. January news report from Mongolia-Web and article from Mongolia-Web on the psychosocial impact of the Dzud on children.

7. Mongolian album of photographer and writer Ellen Shapiro.

8. The Mongolian ger.

9.  Fact Sheet – Mongolian Street Children - information sheet to support fundraising activities

 

Other materials

Indian tribes of Arizona – wordsearch (KS2)

Anthropology – word quiz with pictures and clues (KS2 & KS3)

Flags worksheet – rearrange the letters (KS2)

Flags worksheet – match the flag to the name of the country (KS2)

Crack the Code - using the code match the words written in code (Russian) to the similar sounding words in English – KS2

Foreign Exchange (1) – maths questions based on money exchange – this is produced as a word document – please feel free to amend to meet your current teaching methods – KS2

Wordsearch – based on the word ANTIPODES (to go with visits to antipode sites in Mongolia at the end of August 2010)

Wordsearch – based on the word PETROGLYPHS (to go with visit to Kazakhstan Petroglyphs in July 2010)

Wordsearch – based on word ANTHROPOLOGY

Images & Logos – worksheet relating to advertising and media pressure (KS2 & KS3)

Also: Tea (20th December 2010); San Francisco (12th March);