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Y8 Favela Marcos

This month we are starting our year 8 project Favela Marcos Must Go. You can find all the video’s used in class and worksheets available for download here. Remember this is a levelled piece of work which is teacher and self assessed.

Here is a picture of what one of the houses looks like that you can buy in Google Earth.  If you want you can put your houses into google using sketch up and plan your site in 3D if you wish. 

  This will open up an example of the types of houses you can build in google earth you can fly around it and have a look inside.  If anyone wants to I can give you a copy of this building file and you can plan your whole settlement using sketch up.  See me for more details of how to do this.

Example of a new house

Download all the documents here (950kb)

Here are some video’s to explain further the different aspects of the report

Video 1: This reminds you why you had to leave the Caatinga in the first place and move to the city.

Video 2: This shows you what a housing plot looks like and what you can and can’t do with it, it also shows you what you get for your money

Video 3: This shows the type of basic amenities you can buy such as water, electricity and sanitation. This clip also goes through how you work out your total costs and also information about roads and street lights. Video 4: Explains about the large 1000 unit schemes. You must make sure you chose only one scheme, this gives you more information about each one.

Here are some links to inspire you.

In Caracas in Venezuela shanty towns are known as Barrio’s this BBC photo story shows how the residents in this place have improved their Barrio, many of the ideas from this place could be implemented into your development proposal.

Click here to go on a tour of a favela

Read about how violence is on the increase in Sao Paulo’s Heliopolis favela

Google Earth Files to Download

click on this icon to download a set of map tacks and information to show the places you have lived.


Y8 Looking for China Girl

This week year 8 have been focusing on China’s population.  Below is a link to the information from the BBC about the video we watched ‘looking for china girl’. Click on the image to find out more and you can download the transcript from the video to help with the homework set for this lesson.


More information about the controversial one child policy can be found by looking at these news articles and watching the video

BBC Article China fears Bachelor future

BBC Article Chinese given perks to have girls

Guardian Article – Home Alone

This is a good video to explain the one child policy right up to the effects today


The Demographic Transition Model

Here is a screenshot of the interactive DTM we used in todays lesson. Hope this helps you to complete your living DTM’s

Vodpod videos no longer available.

UK’s ageing population

Vodpod videos no longer available.

 Impact of an ageing population worksheet to download.

Here are a few web sites to help you answer this weeks classwork and homework.

link to BBC article on ageing populations

A BBC interactive guide to help show how the UK’s population is changing

National Statistics Latest on ageing (lots of facts and figures)

Lots on populations in MEDC from bitesize (still useful for KS3)

The Wellcome Trust has lots of information on ageing populations

October 1st was the first every national day for older people. This is designed to challenge peoples negative views of older people in society and make people aware that older people have a lot to offer. Here is a little reminder of how being old can also be a little ‘rock and roll’


Y8 Population Pyramids

Today we looked at the different types of population pyramids and the reasons for the different shapes.  Below are the links used in the lesson today.  A copy of the blank population pyramid outline can be downloaded by clicking on the word file below

The IDB  is the International Data Base and most countries population data can be found here and you can construct your own population pyramids and collect your own data from this site.  You will need this to help you with your homework next week.

BBC Education for Scotland has produced some online activites to help you understand population pyramids further.

 Download a blank pyramid here

Here is an example for Venezuela in 2006. 

Venezuela was mentioned in assembly by Mr Armstrong today.  If you remember he showed you a clip from the Venezuelan Orquesta Juvenil Simon Bolivar (below is a youtube clip of the performance can you see Mr Armstrong?).  Mr Armstrong mentioned that the orchestral project was set up to help children with very little money.  How can we tell from the above pyramid that Venezuela is a Less Economically Developed Country?. 

Y8 6 Billion Human Beings

Go to the site above to find out more about what affects the birth rates of a country.  You will be able to watch animations and see how birth rates differ in different continents.  There are some simulation games and information to help you with this first section of the course.

Don’t forget to visit the year 8 page above (this will stay the same) for all you web links to go with each lesson.

Y8 Migration Stories

Your Class Work for Friday 

Your work for today is to write your creative story.  Click on the link below to activate Enrique power point which opens up in slide share.  Click through to get to the instructions. This needs to be completed by the end of the lesson.  

This weeks homework

Interview an adult about their migration stories.  For ideas about other peoples migration stories click on the image below to open up the web site it looks at 200 years of migration to the uk.

Moving here - 200 years of migration to the UK

This needs to be done and handed in on Tuesday 21st Novemeber.  Remember you can record them but it must be on a digital format so I can watch it and mark it.  Remember ask peoples permission first.  Don’t forget you must mention the push and pull factor

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