Articles by: Annetjie Mocke

Grade 10 Geography and the Oceans

Grade 10 Geography and the Oceans

The Grade 10 Geography class is wrapping up their content for the year. YAY! In celebration of this, they had to come up with a creative way of presenting some vital information on the importance of our oceans. Some of our groups decided that a RAP SONG was the best way to wrap it all up! We also had one group[Read More…]

by November 2, 2016 Geography
SMA: Culture – Folktale creatures and stories

SMA: Culture – Folktale creatures and stories

The Grade 9s are at it again! They are preparing for their final Term 2 presentation. This year, the theme was: FOLKTALES! The class was divided into groups who then had to write their own folktales. They had to write the outline and determine characters, choose who was going to be which character, write a formal script and finally create,[Read More…]

by May 27, 2014 Geography
SMA: Geography- Mass Movement

SMA: Geography- Mass Movement

Mass Movement! Another FUN and “real” topic in Geography! The Grade 11 Geographers have been studying landforms associated with different Geomorphological structures and mass movement is the last and final chapter! So what is mass movement? Well, when looking at rocks and landforms and slopes, it becomes pretty clear. Mass movement is the downward travelling of weathered materials due to gravity! So,[Read More…]

by May 14, 2014 Geography
SMA: Geography- Land Use Zones urban settlements

SMA: Geography- Land Use Zones urban settlements

The Matric Geography students are busy studying land use zones which are most commonly identified in urban settlements. This section will form an important part of the exams and is a favourite question. (hint hint hint!!!!!!) The Matrics will soon embark on an outing where they will be required to identify and photograph different land use zones, or precincts as[Read More…]

by May 7, 2014 Geography
SMA: Geography – Urban settlements

SMA: Geography – Urban settlements

The Matric Geographers are busy covering the second last chapter of their syllabus: URBAN SETTLEMENTS. This section is important and must be reviewed over the week off holiday. A powerpoint lesson will be presented today and students must complete all activities in the textbook as a review of knowledge. They will be conducting a photograph research task as part of[Read More…]

by April 24, 2014 Geography
SMA: Social Science – Grade 8s grapple with the Industrial Revolution

SMA: Social Science – Grade 8s grapple with the Industrial Revolution

The Grade 8 Social Science students started their very first History lesson today and discussed the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION!!!! Each group had to read over and the discuss what they know about the terms “industrial”, “revolution”, “cottage industries”. Then we watched some clips on the industrial revolution. We looked at how we live today in the 21st century and compare it[Read More…]

by April 16, 2014 Geography
SMA: Geography – Welcome back to Term 2

SMA: Geography – Welcome back to Term 2

Welcome back to Term 2 all my students at SMA! We have a busy term up ahead of us especially because our exams are looming around the corner. Therefore, this term will be all about covering content and teaching those very important and necessary exam writing skills! The Matric Geography class will be working full steam ahead especially as they[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 Geography
SMA: Geography – Water water water! Gr 12s study the flow

SMA: Geography – Water water water! Gr 12s study the flow

The Grade 12 Geography students are almost finished with Fluvial processes and river systems. This chapter forms an important part of the Grade 12 syllabus as it is tested in the theory as well as mapwork paper. Students need to be able to identify specific river features and systems on topographical maps as well as account for these features. Seen[Read More…]

by March 27, 2014 Geography
Gr 11s do it AGAIN

Gr 11s do it AGAIN

Hilarious HEADS!!!!!! This was the theme of this year’s Founder’s Day celebration! Once again the Grade 11 class did not fail to impress and came to school donning all sorts of head, face and ear gear! WE had tiara’s, wigs, a collection of caps on ONE head, a princess veiled cap, viking head gear and various other bands and accessories![Read More…]

by March 19, 2014 Geography
Grade 11s making movies

Grade 11s making movies

Grade 11 video clip about African climates The Grade 11 Geography students had to create their very own video clip about Africa’s climatic regions. Click on the link above and it will re-direct you to youtube where the clip can be viewed. They had to find an interesting way of learning and and presenting this portion of our module on[Read More…]

by March 11, 2014 Geography