In this coursework you will be asked to consider how global warming and associated environmental change might affect
You will have one lesson and private study time for each of the following tasks.
- Refer to specific places on
- Show how the different aspects of
Svalbardand global warming are interconnected e.g. wildlife, landscape, people, buildings
- Be creative!
- Include appropriate detail to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.
- Use geographical vocabulary.
- Try to describe (the aspects of
Svalbard) and explain (how global warming might affect them).
- Plan your diagram.
- Keep your diagram organised on the page.
- Be concise!
- If you have taken information from a webpage you must credit the source by including the URL (i.e. http://www.svalbardstuffonglobalwarming.com)
Evidence for global warming...
How will global warming affect the Arctic ?
INDUSTRY and JOBS
For example, how about this article on Greenland. Seal and chips anyone ?
- Polar Bears - why are they affected ?
- Will farming be possible ?
- Will all the ice really disappear ?
- What will happen when the permafrost thaws ?
- How will all this water which is created change the landscape or the oceans around Svalbard ?
- Will some plants disappear but others appear ?
- Will some animal species disappear but others appear ?
- Is global warming DEFINITELY going to happen ?
- What are some other possible futures ?
And here's some useful advice which we have given last year too, from the King Edward VI 5 Ways School in Birmingham...
Try to make your work match the descriptions below. This is what teachers will be looking for to award an A*!
Tick them as you achieve them. We will give you a printed copy of the sheet...
- Show good knowledge and understanding of
- Show you understand the concept of ‘possible futures’.
- Give arguments to support your view of a possible future.
- Present interconnected / linked ideas.
AO 2: APPLICATION, INTERPRETATION AND VALUES
- Make your interpretation of the future detailed.
- Develop and show the complexity of your personal view, including how it will affect you
- Justify your personal view.
- Develop an appropriate technique to present your ideas.
- Use particular skills to communicate your findings
- Focus on clear communication to your intended audience.
- Make sure that you communicate appropriate information
Remember that there are marks for the quality of your written communication. These are obtained by:
- Presenting relevant information in a form that suits its purpose
- Ensuring text is legible
- Using a suitable structure and style of writing appropriate to the task