This is very much the message in Geography at TBS Warsaw, and our students are adapting well to the current virtual learning environment.
Showing that they are no stranger to innovation and tenacity, this week Year 7 and 9 had projects of a different nature to present - but both groups tackled it with the expected vigour and ambition of our students.
First up was Jakub in Year 7 who gave his "Floods" presentation online about the Mississippi, narrating and taking the whole class through the slides himself. Next online was Luke, who gave an expert commentary and enthusiastic display of the issues surrounding flooding in India. Next up today was Lena who told us about similar challenges facing the people of Nebraska, living around the flood-prone River Platte. Excellent contributions from these students, thank you!
Also this week, Year 9 had the opportunity to investigate some popular tourist cities as part of their studies into Tourism, via the ever-growing medium of Virtual Fieldwork. Using online maps, and virtual views of the street, studens were tasked to take a tourist's-eye view of the main attractions of cities for tourists, whilst keeping attuned to the geographical phenomena around them - e.g. tourist 'honey-pots', land values and popularity of certain tourist attractions.
Thanks this week to Ivan in Year 9 who showed us a fascinating online tour of Kiev, Ukraine; Dylan who professionally showed us around Russia's capital, Moscow, complete with a virtual visit to the Red Square vicinity of the Kremlin ; and finally, a mixture of physical and human Geography was expertly explained by Tomek, with his virtual fieldwork tour of Naples, Italy. Thanks also to these students for riasing the bar once again in Geography to new levels of excellence!
These skills teach students that although the world is accessible in person, virtual fieldwork has a strong place in bringing them closer to places that they could not possibly access within a lesson, thereby expanding their geographical knowledge further than ever! These picture show some of those students' projects this week - thank you to you all!"
Head of Geography / KS3 - IB Geography / Iceland 2020 Co-ordinator / Form 9MS Tutor.