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Educators' Guide for Pedagogy and Assessment

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Learning Area: Humanities

Geography > LEVEL 7

Learning Area Outcome: I can think critically about the development of physical and human processes and their interrelationship, in space and time, in order to suggest solutions to local and global issues. 

Subject Focus: Natural and Human Environment through the Use of Scientific Method and Qualitative and Quantitative Research.

1]  I can use aerial photos, maps, the internet, interactive maps and software to locate various key physical and human features of Malta, the Mediterranean, Europe and the wider world.  
2]  I can use different sources to distinguish between a country, continents and oceans.  
3]  I can interpret a map showing time zones and describe the connection between the Earth’s rotation and time.  
4]  I can use the basic mapping skills which include a scale, a legend, compass points and the GPS to plan real journeys.
5] I can use appropriate sources to observe and record local weather. 
6] I can read the weather report and forecast of local and foreign places using digital media. 
7]  I can investigate about the intercultural composition of my local community and/or school community.
8] I can research a case study to describe the characteristics and effects of any one of the following types of natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, tsunami, wildfires, sandstorms, avalanches and blizzards. 
9]  I can account for the presence of fossils in the sedimentary layers of the Maltese rocks. 
10]  I can recognize rock samples of the five main types of rock of the Maltese Islands, namely Upper Coralline Limestone, Greensands, Blue Clay, Globigerina Limestone and Lower Coralline Limestone. 
11]  I can describe the main characteristics (porosity, permeability, resistance and colour) of the five main types of rock found in the Maltese Islands. 
12]  I can explain the use of the rocks of the Maltese Islands.  
13]  I can describe continental drift and its main effects on the landscape (earthquakes, volcanoes and fold mountains).    
14]  I can research a case study of an earthquake and of a volcano to illustrate their devastating effects.     
15]  I can give some reasons why people choose to live in tectonically active zones as well as discuss appropriate strategies to save lives.   
16]  I can compare the landscape and climate of a hot and a cold desert and the adaptations of vegetation, animals and people to survive this environment. 
17] I can explore how people exploit hot and cold deserts for economic use.

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