Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. GILL
You will learn practical skills that allow you to further your knowledge about your world, and to navigate your way. These skills will include learning about: compass direction, grid references, longitude and latitude. You will read a variety of maps including topographic, weather and relief maps. You will know what land features are and how they may have been created. There will be a considerable practical component in this course which will include sketching, modelling with sand, clay or papier mache, 3D computer modelling; map and compass work leading to completing an orienteering course; GPS activities leading to Geocaching; ‘CIA-type’ forensic analysis of photographs; field trips to Massey and other locations for practical mapping and orienteering and geocaching opportunities. You will be using the skills you learn!