The Vendeé Globe competition is the most famous sailing race in the world with competitors competing solo, non-stop and without resistance. Enda O'Coineen is Ireland's first entry into the Vendeé Globe race. Track and learn about the journey Enda O'Coineen is embarking on with the following resources.
An animation which allows users to visual the ocean and wind circulation patterns around the globe. Users can interchange between ocean currents, wind currents or even look at the similarities between both.
An interactive resource whereby students need to label the continents of the world. Students can drag and drag the labels to the corresponding positions. The resource automatically corrects the labels for the student, thus providing instant student feedback.
Suggestions for use: Use the resource as an interactive for class. Teacher should project onto the board. Set class into teams with mini-whiteboards. Groups write the answers onto the board and hold up to show their groups answer.
Suggestions for use: Students play the game to learn about the location of continents and countries in the world map. Students can use their map to research where the questioned continent/ country is before answering the game question.
A nice starter activity to help students literacy skills with spelling the names of the continents. The game involves students rearranging the letters to form the name of the continent within the time-frame given.
Interactive tool which tests the user's knowledge of the location of countries. Choose from one of the continents - Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, Europe, North America, South America. Users are asked to click on the location of a given country. Solutions given.
This resource should enable a child to:
develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and international communities
study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world
Suggestions for use: This is a fun activity to try as a class-based activity on the IWB. Be aware that if you pick Europe there are 46 countries to choose from. And if you pick N America you will have to place all the islands of the Caribbean. But it works really well and looks great.
A resource where students can glide the mouse over any country to find more information about the resource. The resource has been created by a teacher Mr. Nussbaum. Population, area and capital can be viewed. Check reliability of research.
Suggestions for use: Activity 1: Split the class into small groups and give each a worksheet with one of the Global Explorers featured countries written
on it. Find out: a) where in the world their country is, b) the capital city of that country, c) what the country’s flag is. They should add the information to their worksheet. <br>
Activity 2: Read the Real life story linked with each country and fill out a page divided in 4 as follows: In box 1 write factual information about the story. In box 2 write good oints/advantages seen in the story. In box 3 write bad points/disadvantages seen in the story. In box 4 they should write their feelings/emotional response to the story. <br>
Activity 3: Report Back to other groups what they found.
An interactive online resource where students can adjust the longitude and latitude lines on the globe to locate positions on the globe/ map. Students can also click on the "open google maps" to check out the location further.
A visual presentation to guide students in learning about the keywords longitude and latitude. The presentation contains a step by step guide and introduces the terms separately. Students are then given an option to locate certain places on the globe using the terms longitude and latitude.
A simple purpose game for students to play in order to recap the identification of locations on the globe using longitude and latitude. The resource records the correct matches, time taken to complete and along with final overall percentage. Therefore, providing instant feedback.
An online presentation looking at how to describe your globe. Keywords are described visually through animation. Keywords include equator, prime meridian, zero point, latitude, longitude, 23.5 degrees, time dial along with ships, explorers and sea creatures.
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