Tag Archive for 'Social Studies'

Chinese New Year on Glow

There are a programme of events on Glow TV celebrating Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dragon, starting today. The events will look at Chinese culture and celebration, and are supported by resources on Education Scotland.

Climate Change Debate on Glow

From Education Scotland -

The Education Scotland Global Citizenship team is inviting secondary schools to join in the Great Climate Change Debate on Glow. 

This is a series of Glow Meets bringing together a panel of scientists and experts to answer questions and help learners navigate their way through climate fact, fiction and controversy.

In November last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a report which warned that climate change is likely to lead to more extreme weather. Within weeks of this launch, Scotland was battered by severe flooding and hurricane force winds which brought much of the country to a standstill.

Is our climate already changing? What will climate change mean for Scotland? How can we respond positively and adapt to the changes ahead?

Join the discussion in the Glow Meets:

  • Glow Meet 1: Our changing weather and climate – 23 January 2012
  • Glow Meet 2: Climate science – evidence versus controversy – 30 January 2012
  • Glow Meet 3: Adapting to climate change – 6 February 2012

Each Glow Meet will take place from 2pm to 3:15pm.

Visit the Developing Global Citizenship blog for more details. Question and views can be submitted in advance through the Glow Climate Change Forum (requires Glow login).

For resources and videos on climate change visit Weather and Climate Change, Exploring Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Education Glow page about Climate Change (requires Glow login).

SHOW World Mapping site

Mapping Worlds is a great site providing world maps that graphically show comparative stats and data by changing country size according to subjects e.g. Demographics, Farming and Environment, Business, Religion and Culture.

Google Fast Flip

Again, another non-Glow tip but a great tool from Google Labs.

Google Fast Flip displays overview images of newspaper headline pages. You can search for a current topics and view a wide range of up-to-date headline pages from newspapers around the world. Clicking on one of the newspapers gives you a readable viewer, with a page flip tool to go through multiple newspapers very quickly.

This tool could be very useful for pupils looking at current affairs topics / comparing news coverage in Social Studies, English or Media Studies. It could also serve as a tool in media literacy and information skills lessons.

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