In this Settlement topic, the students are studying how and why people live where they do. Currently, they are all part of a new Tribe, each with different duties such as Security, Chef, Blacksmith, Hunter etc., and they are developing their communication and teamwork skills in deciding which location is best for their tribe to settle in. I find it amazing to see all students stepping out of their comfort zones and formulating persuasive arguments drawn from taking different perspectives, at the same time developing their use of English through structured translanguaging activities that allow the development of both their mother-tongue and English. I am looking forward to hearing them present their final decisions next lesson!
Head of Theory of Knowledge | Geography Teacher