Using dough to create glacial landforms.
Following a unit of work on India I watched Paul Merton in India in its entirety. This has some useful clips for the classroom however much is unsuitable for general classroom viewing. I have created a Index of useful clips. Although I watched it with Geography in mind some of the clips may be suitable for Religious Studies / Education lessons.
00:00 – Paul arrives in Deli; and initial impression of Deli
02:40 – Indian Customs and Etiquette
09:30 – Plane training for people who can’t afford to fly.
16:24 – Deli – a bustling metropolis – talks about population and growth.
17:18 – Monkeys in Deli – a nuisance but can’t be killed – Hindu solution.
21:25 – Dinner with Guide and Deli Professionals (Eating and Customs)
22:55 – Bikanker, Rajasthan – Searching for Bubles – man who saved the town.
26:50 – Karni Mata Temple – Temple that reveres rats.
31.40 – Shivrati – Hindu Festival – Celebration of Orgasim and men doing genetal tricks.
00:00 – Recap of Previous Episodes
00:50 – Punjab (NW) – Breadbasket of India, highest income in country, and Paul Merton walking around city centre.
02:50 – Driving through country – dangerous roads.
03:10 – Man Dressing as women dancing – Traditional Punjab Culture
04:50 – Punjab Police Force (Sikh) – Talks about diet that the polic force have undertaken and Bangra dancing to loose weight.
12:30 – Driving and Horn Shops
14:00 – Book of Records and World’s Shortest Body Builder
18:20 – Indian Wedding with shortest bodybuilder as guest.
19.15 – Delhi, Blind Cricket Team
25.10 – Japor Summer Palace, Tourist Destination.
27:35 – Hinglish (mixture of Hindi and English)
28:20 – Jaipor Foot – Artificial Lings
32:20 – Ahmhbian – Gandhi’s Headquaters
33.20 – Eunuch’s extortion racquet.
00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Shillong – Remote Hill Station, Cold, ‘Rock City’.
09:30 – Kolkata – Cultural Capital of India, Indian Stand up Comedian and Indian Humour.
13:00 – ‘Ganges’ Indias’ Holiest River.
18:00 – Schools rescuing children from prostitution.
24:50 – Kochi, Kerela – 500 miles of back water, Fort Kartonion, Trading Posts.
29:15 – Tourism in Kerela and boats on backwater. Kerela’s employment problems.
32:00 – Coconut Picking and Elephants
36:00 – Tamil Nadu – Spiritualism and Street Magic
00:10 – Hyderabad – Call Centre and It Hub – Monsoon’s Arrive /Rain
02:25 – Snow World – Indoor Snow
06:25 – Transport Museum – Giant Bicycles
11:00 – Snake Rescue
20.00 – Bangalore ‘Garden City of India’ – Highest Average Income; Food in Prison
29.40 – Bangalore School – Setting Records
38.30 – Train to Chennai – Artist Paining with Mouth
01:00 – Chennai – One of Asia’s Longset Beaches – Stunt Men on Beach and Laughter Exercises
06:00 – Mumbai – Introduction and Mumbai Railway station, selling plastic bottles.
12:10 – Selling Plastic Bottles, then seeing houses in cramped fishing cottages.
14:30 – Alternative Bollywood – Malagan – Mollywood
24:35 – Mumbai – PG Woodhouse Club
28:30 – Mumbai – Past Life Regressing Therapy
34.10 – Summary of Whole Trip
An introductory KS3 lesson on Sustainable Development in Cities.
Some people find this time of year in Teaching relaxing because the examination groups have left and people are winding down.
I actually don’t like this time of year, particularly this year as I only gained 3 periods over a two week cycle. My examination groups, and my form are either Year 10 or Lower Sixth so I have to keep going with them. In additon to the normal day to day stuff there is the added pressure of confirming arrangements for next year.
I have spent a couple of hours this afternoon looking at our Key Stage 3 programme of study and tweaking it for the upcoming year. It did not need any major changes as it was overhauled all at once last year.
The main addition is a unit on Glaciation. This is a topic that we used to teach at GCSE but don’t anymore, in addtion on the Geography Teaching Today site there is a new unit of work on Glacial Environments that will be a source of inspiration.
I now need to spend the next month going through and amending schemes of work based on feedback (and if I’m honest in some case writing them).