How much learning in dominoes? Walk the plank…

I’m looking at Rivers in Year 8, sorry it hasn’t got an exciting title like ‘flooding hell -how will we all survive?’, which seems a requirement of the new Key Stage 3 curriculum, in fact I imagine we will be studying it much longer… the pilot GCSE has taught me how good geography can be drawn through a theme or place, encouraging deep learning. I believe the curriculum should offer these deep learning experiences, as well as, short topics and topicality.

Why rush? We have all the content in the World, as the song goes…

It never fails to amaze me about how useful the dominoes strategy is, apologises if this is your template, just email me or post a comment so that I can credit you. Students always seem to struggle, mostly because it involves reading. It also brings about some useful discussions about strategy, linking known statements together, then finding the missing links.

Before I used this (I’ve now updated the broken link.), we played the new version of Andy Field’s Walk the Plank, brilliant again because students jump at the first answer, without considering the alternate options.

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2 Comments

  1. Helen Roberts
    Posted December 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi Tony
    Thanks again for sharing your resources. Thought you would want to know that your dominoess link does not appear to be working.Happy marking!!!
    Helen

  2. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted December 9, 2008 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Helen- one to sort at the weekend- must have been too absorbed in the RE mocks- 😉

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