During November and December last year our year 9 students completed the expedition Guns, Germs and Steel. For the final product students used their research skills to design and develop a informative infographic that displayed key components to explain the conflict in their chosen country during World War One.
Here are some of the final products…
We have a presentation of learning this Thursday 15th December for Year 9.
The presentation is an opportunity for the students to share their answers to the guiding question for the expedition “How has conflict shaped our world?”
The evening will have an art gallery theme and refreshments will be available.
Students need to stay in school between 3.15pm and the start of the presentation at 5.30pm. If students are bringing a change of clothes, they can leave this with their crew leader or in lockers, as appropriate.
Students must not leave the site unless accompanied by their own parent/s. They would need to be back in school for 5.15pm.
Students should be dressed smartly, so ideally in a shirt/blouse type top with either dark jeans, a skirt or trousers.
As part of the Guns, Germs and Steel expedition, we are taking year 9 students to Sheffield Hallam University to visit the microbiology lab. They will be back for school lunch.
Admiral will be going in the morning at 9am and will return for lunch at 12:30.
Skipper will be having an early lunch at 12:00 ready to set off at 12:30 and return at 3:30. (15mins later than normal)
Please contact the office or Year 9 STEM staff if you have any queries.
In year 9, the students are undertaking the expedition “Guns, Germs and Steel”. As part of understanding their individual conflicts, that they will translate into an infographic product the students presented to the whole class of 2021 an overview. This beautiful work is the handouts created for the presentation.
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As part of the Guns, Germs and Steel students had to explore the impact of the technological advances of warfare over half term. This is Azriel’s beautiful work…..
Students have been set 3 study tasks to complete over the half-term holidays.
Reading book 1 of ‘War of the Worlds’ with the texts that all students have been given. Students will also need to respond to the comments made on their historical essays and complete their final draft, alongside typing up their solider empathy responses from their books.
Year 9 classes worked with Doncaster Museum on Wednesday building trenches, dressing up like war soldiers, and learning about local war heroes from WW1.They have been working with a WW1 expert, asking questions about WW1 weaponry, recruitment, and handling props and real artefacts from WW1.
We will be hosting an Art Gallery Celebration of Learning to show the culmination of beautiful work that year 9’s have produced in the Guns, Germs and Steel expedition.
Please save the date for Thursday 15th December at 5:30pm til 6:30pm.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Year 9 Expedition Team
Historical essay about the causes of WW1 is due Friday 30th September. Your essays must be improved following critique and fully completed to include all arguments (imperialism, nationalism, militarism, alliances, plus and introduction and a conclusion).
You must hand in :
1) I can report and record designs, predictions, tests and conclusions neatly in my book. (Catapult test – completed)
2) Weapons Limitations and Effectiveness (2 weapons write up)
Use the notes on Skipper and Admiral Homework slides 4-9, shared on Google Drive and Google Classroom and the rubric to help redraft your work.
Submit your final drafts in your book for assessment by the due date.
Title your work ‘Final Draft’ in your book so the correct one is marked and mark as ‘DONE’ on Google Classroom.