DEPARTMENT YEAR 7 SCHEME OF WORK Described in terms of content of two
periods per week (a double), with one homework of 20 minutes developed
from the lesson material.
UNIT FIVE- TRANSPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL -4 WEEKS.
WEEK FIVE - HOW CAN ROAD AND RAILWAY
NETWORKS BE DESCRIBED?
Handouts - Activity sheet 5.2 1) Read though
p64 &65. Under the heading 'Which route to take?' Pupils make a copy
of the 4 factors that affect routes. 2)Work though p64 &65. Pupils attempt
exs 1&2 in groups which report back in plenary session. 3) From glossary
pupils record definitions of Network, link, high density, low density
and route. 4) Read though p66 &67. Groups attempt exs 1,2 &3. Report
back. Homework. Pupils complete activity sheet 5.2.
WEEK SIX - THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORT
SYSTEMS. Handouts 1) Read though p. 74 & 75. 2) Pupils
attempt exs 1-4 in the back of their book. Group mark responses as a
background to the project. This project is their Assessment for the
unit on transport. 3) The project should be prepared on A4 paper. They
will have two homeworks and a double period to complete the task. It
will be submitted therefore at the beginning of week eight.
task - Write a short project about the channel tunnel. You should
refer to the following objectives after clear subheadings 1) Location
map. 2) Show why the tunnel was built. 3) Show how the tunnel was built.
4) Show how it operates to-day. 5) Show how it has changed travel from
U.K. to mainland Europe. 6) Show the advantages of the tunnel. 7) Show
how different people have different opinions whether it is a good or
bad thing. Pupils should be encouraged to use IT. They should therefore
word process wherever it is possible.
TUNNEL LINKS - THESE LINKS HAVE BEEN SENT
BY YEAR SEVEN PUPILS
This web link contains lot
of helpful information and pictures and even contains a brief map of
the actual tunnel and information on the distance and the depth of the
This is quite a useful link because it contains a useful timeline based
history page, which explains the dates and their events briefly and
clearly. It also contains a timetable for the channel tunnel. It tells
you the destinations and the places which the shuttle trains visit and
also a news page.
This web link is okay, as it gives brief and simple information. It
gives someone a very good idea of what the channel tunnel has to offer,
and what it's all about.
This is a very good link because it has lots of vital and clear information
about the channel tunnel. There are a few topics to look at : The history,
the route (on a map), the planning and the building of the tunnel and
also pictures on the construction of the actual tunnel.
This website offers concise but useful information on the Channel Tunnel.
This website offers plenty of information on all stages of the Channel
This website mainly concerns itself on the finance side of the project
and is very detailed.
This website describes the journey in the Channel Tunnel.
site has lots of good information.
It has lots of information about the history plus up
to date facts
VIEW PARIT SHAH A GRADE ASSESSMENT ON THE CHANNEL
TUNNEL - This is a pdf file. Get Adobe acrobat reader from FREE
SOFTWARE if you do not have it on your computer.
PARIT SHAH HISTORY OF THE CHANNEL TUNNEL -
This is a word document.
WEEK SEVEN AND EIGHT- ASSESSMENT TASK.
Pupils will need support and guidance to complete the task.
Pupils can use the cd-rom facilities of the library.
WEEK NINE AND TEN- TRAFFIC IN URBAN AREAS
AND JOURNEY TO SCHOOL ENQUIRY
1) Collect and record data
of journey to school. Table as follows:-Name How long? How far? Form
of transport 2) Draw bar graphs of 'Form of transport', 'Journey time'
and 'Distance'. 3) Draw a scattergraph of journey time(x) x distance(y).
Use different colours for different media of transport e.g. Red for
buses, blue for walk, green for car and purple for train. Homework.
Record in text books: 1)The furthest anyone lives from school is 2)The
longest journey anyone has is 3)The number of people who live within
one mile of the school is 4)The number of people who take less than
15 minutes to get to school is 5)The most used form of transport is
6)The furthest distance anyone walks to school is 7) Which is the quickest
form of transport? Why? 8) Which is the slowest form of transport? Why?
9)Is there a relationship between journey time and time taken? Why?
10) Does distance travelled effect choice of transport? Explain your
answer Homework. Describe your journey to school. Describe your route
and choice of transport. Describe any hold ups due to traffic congestion.