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P5S – Where in Scotland is ……..?

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Learning Outcome: I can successfully use a map to locate specific places and show these on a blank map.

To extend my mental map and sense of place, I can interpret information from different types of maps and am beginning to locate key features within Scotland, UK, Europe or the wider world.  SOC 2-14a

Our first task for our new topic was to find out where a number of places and landmarks are located within Scotland. Using our class atlases we had to find different towns and cities and then plot them on our own map of Scotland – which was a little tricky! However, once you got going with it, you did really well. Everyone should now know where a lot of the big cities are within Scotland.

Once we finished that part of the task, we then plotted them onto a larger map of Scotland which is now on display on your wall space.

Here is everyone hard at work.

P5 – Greece – Mapping Task

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This week we will be using our skills in mapping to identify and locate the main cities, important areas of interest, relevant rivers, oceans and the bordering countries of Greece.

Our learning outcome for this task is:  I can successfully use a map to locate specific places and show these on a blank map.

To extend my mental map and sense of place, I can interpret information from different types of maps and am beginning to locate key features within Scotland, UK, Europe or the wider world.SOC 2-14a

The skills we are focusing on today are:

Skills for Learning:Application: I can select specific information from a map and display this correctly on a blank map, showing my understanding of countries within the wider world.

Skill for WorkSelf-direction: I can remain on task and work collaboratively with my group members to complete a task in an allocated time.

Use the links below, and a class atlas, to find the required locations within Greece. Please read your task sheet carefully, and work closely with your group members, to  ensure you locate as many of these places as possible within the allocated time.

Google Maps

Greece

Europe

You have ONE HOUR to complete your research. You will also have further ONE HOUR to complete the second part of the task. Please use your time wisely.

P5S – River Clyde: Mapping Task

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Today we will be working on our second task for our River Clyde topic. By now each group should have researched a number of well known landmarks found on the River Clyde, including where these landmarks are located. You are now going to use this information, plus the links below, to complete your maps.

As always you have a task sheet to guide you. Please follow the directions on your task sheet closely to ensure you cover all of the required areas.

The details of the learning outcomes and skills we are focusing on today can be found on your task sheet as well as your success criteria.

Only the links below should be used during this task.

River Clyde from Erskine and beyond

River Clyde Map

River Clyde Map 2

Clyde Tributaries

Source of the River Clyde

P5 – River Clyde Research Task – In class task

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Today we will be working on the first task for our River Clyde topic. To have an understanding of the size of the River Clyde you need to be aware of the different places and landmarks found on the River Clyde. It really does cover a very large area!

For this task you will have a task sheet to guide you. Please follow the directions on your task sheet closely to ensure you cover all of the areas required. This is a jigsaw task which means you will be responsible for learning about certain landmarks on behalf of your group. You will become the expert!

Please see your task sheet for details of the learning outcomes and skills we are focusing on today.

Only the links below should be used during this task.

The River Clyde  –  video watch as a class

History of the Clyde  –  video  watch as a class

The Tall Ship

The Titan Crane (Finnieston)

The Titan Crane (Scotstoun)

The Titan Crane (Clydebank)

The Titan Crane (Greenock)

PS Waverley

Science Centre

John Brown Shipyard

Dumbarton Castle 

Dumbarton Castle 2

Renfrew Ferry

Erskine Bridge

Newark Castle

Newark Castle 2

Lyle Hill

Cloch Lighthouse

Kempoch Stone

Kempoch Stone 2

Google Maps: The River Clyde

Titanic – The Titanic’s Maiden Journey

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Today’s task will involve you finding the journey taken by the Titanic on its maiden voyage.

Part 1For this task you should access the links below. You may also use the class atlases.

Each group member should use the links to find the information required to complete their blank map of the Titanic’s journey. You should identify the main locations linked to the following:

  • her construction
  • maiden voyage 
  • sinking
  • rescue of the survivors.

This information should then be transferred to your larger group map.

Southern Ireland

New York

Northern Ireland

England

France

 

 

 

P5 – Scottish Wars of Independence – Mapping Task

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This week we will be using our skills in mapping to locate the countries, cities and towns visited (or attacked) during the Scottish Wars of Independence.

Our learning outcome for this task is:  I can successfully use a map to locate specific places and show these on a blank map.

To extend my mental map and sense of place, I can interpret information from different types of maps and am beginning to locate key features within Scotland, UK, Europe or the wider world.SOC 2-14a

The skills we are focusing on today are:

Skills for Learning:Application: I can select specific information from a map and display this correctly on a blank map, showing my understanding of a historical event. 

Skill for WorkSelf-direction: I can remain on task and work collaboratively with my clan members to complete a task in an allocated time.

Using the links below, and a class atlas, you should locate the important places associated with the Wars of Independence. Please read your task sheet carefully, and work closely with your clan members, to  decide on the places you should include in your map.

Google Maps

United Kingdom Map   (click on map to enlarge)

You have ONE HOUR on the laptops to complete your research. You will also have ONE HOUR to complete the second part of the task. Please use your time wisely.

Mrs O’Neill and MrDonaldson