Geography

Grade 11 Geography Excursion to Chapman’s Peak

Grade 11 Geography Excursion to Chapman’s Peak

The Grade 11’s took the scenic route along Chapman’s Peak Drive to observe a real-world example of measures put in place to prevent mass-movement along these steep slopes.  

by June 18, 2017 Geography, High School
Grade 10 Geography Adventures to Jonkershoek

Grade 10 Geography Adventures to Jonkershoek

The Grade 10 Geographers spent last Tuesday exploring the valley of Jonkershoek. Under the guidance of Geologist Peter Van Der Spuy and Nature Conservationist Steve Gildenhuys, they took to the mountains to apply what they had learnt in class to the real world. A three hour hike later, ended off with iced tea and cake. It’s safe to say they all[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Geography, High School
Grade 11 Geography cartographers in the making!

Grade 11 Geography cartographers in the making!

The Grade 11s practiced their topographic mapwork skills this week, learning about how to identify landforms like valleys and ridges. They are now able to tell you how Sun Valley is a very unique valley that extends from the Indian to the Atlantic Ocean and was once a channel separating islands off the African mainland. These Grade 11s students are so enthusiastic[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 Geography, High School
The Grade 10s are hoping for rain!

The Grade 10s are hoping for rain!

During a time of much needed rain, our Grade 10s have been learning all about moisture in the atmosphere and how we can use our water resources more sustainably. It seems that the effort expended in class yielded some results as we were blessed with a beautiful, yet short lived, storm over the long weekend!      

by March 24, 2017 Geography, High School
Silvermine supports #HandsUp4Baboons

Silvermine supports #HandsUp4Baboons

One of the greatest things about Geography at Silvermine Academy is that we get to learn about, and get involved in, Conservation. Our Grade 10 students were very excited to be part of the #HandsUp4Baboons movement which aims to create awareness and ultimately change baboons’ conservation status from “least protected” to “protected.”   Follow the link to show your support[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Geography, High School
Geographers Learning about AFRICA!

Geographers Learning about AFRICA!

The Silvermine High School Geographers continue to learn more about our atmosphere with a focus on the beautiful continent we live on, Africa! Our Grade 10s made some fantastic posters on Global warming and Climate change. We also managed to get our hands dirty at the Expo evening last Wednesday, building volcanoes and mountains out of clay, in preparation for[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 Geography, High School
Geography ROCKS at Silvermine in 2017!

Geography ROCKS at Silvermine in 2017!

As a graduate of Silvermine Academy, I am very excited to be teaching Geography to an awesome group of students in Grade 10, 11 and 12. My Geographers kicked off the year learning about our precious atmosphere, why we need to take care of it, and how differences in the atmosphere lead to certain weather phenomenon such as mid latitude[Read More…]

by January 29, 2017 Geography, High School
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
Grade 10 learners preparing for their debate

Economic and Development Geography

In Term 3, we have been focusing on the sociological aspect of Geography. Specifically, Economic and Development Geography. The Grade 12 students finished their year by investigating the Economy of South Africa. We looked at the different economic sectors and the contributions of each to our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Apart from looking at the economic activities in each sector, we discussed[Read More…]

by August 31, 2016 Geography, High School
Grade 12 Geography students

Geography in Term Three

There’s no doubt that Geography has a lot to do with studying “land”, but it’s not just rocks and hills. A large part of Geography is understanding the interactions between humans and the land that surrounds them. To investigate some of these interactions, the Grade 12 Geography students embarked on a photographic study of different land use zones. They had just finished[Read More…]

by July 22, 2016 Geography, High School