Geography

Geographers Learning about AFRICA!

Geographers Learning about AFRICA!

The Silvermine Geographers continue to learn 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, building volcanoes and mountains out of clay, in preparation for our next section Geomorphology!  

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
Grade 11 Geographers Visit Table Mountain

Grade 11 Geographers Visit Table Mountain

Last Monday the Grade 11 Geography class had the great privilege to join the Grade 12 Tourism students on their outing to Table Mountain. It was an absolutely perfect day, with clear skies and high spirits all round. After the cable car ride to the top of the mountain, we had a guided tour with Toni, who shared many interesting facts about[Read More…]

by April 18, 2016 Geography, High School
SMA Geography – The Hydrological Cycle

SMA Geography – The Hydrological Cycle

We have been focusing on water in Geography. In Grade 12 we are investigating the storage of water (rivers and drainage patterns), in Grade 11 the effects on the environment from a lack of water (drought and desertification), and in Grade 10 how we receive water from the atmosphere (precipitation). We all know that water is one of our most precious[Read More…]

by March 14, 2016 Geography, High School
Geography and Mathematical Literacy

Geography and Mathematical Literacy

SMA geographers from Grade 10 to 12 have all been learning about different aspects of climatology. From the layers of the atmosphere in Grade 10 to global air circulation and pressure belts in Grade 11, and in Grade 12 the development of mid-latitude cyclones, tropical cyclones and the anticyclones that play an important part in the weather of our continent.[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 Geography, Math Literacy
Term 4 Geography

Term 4 Geography

The Grade 10 and 11 Geographers are hard at work on the last sections of the syllabus and are gearing up for the exams. The Grade 10s are examining the very topical issue of water as a resource, while the Grade 11s are busy studying the processes in a river system. The upcoming exams will test the whole year’s work,[Read More…]

by October 29, 2015 Geography
Geography, Maths Lit and Climbing

Geography, Maths Lit and Climbing

While the pressure is really on for the Grade 12s now, it is a slightly more relaxed term for the rest. The Grade 12s are busy completing the syllabus and frantically doing, completing, or enhancing a variety of tasks and assignments. The Grade 10 and 11 Maths Lit learners are learning about the wonderful effects of compound interest and how a[Read More…]

by August 7, 2015 Geography, Math Literacy, Sport