Geography

Grade 11 Geography Field Trip

Grade 11 Geography Field Trip

On Thursday the 14th May the Grade 11 Geography students left school in misty, drizzly weather en route to some southern Peninsula geological curiosities. After a quick look at the granites along the Fish Hoek Catwalk, and the inclined sandstones below the Glencairn quarry, we arrived at the first of our major sites. After a close look at a recent example of[Read More…]

by May 21, 2015 Geography
Grade 10 Geography Field Trip

Grade 10 Geography Field Trip

The Grade 10 Geography class went on a Geological Tour of the northern Peninsula on Thursday 7th May. We began by looking at the Malmesbury shales at Mouille Point and Sea Point. From there we proceeded to the famous Sea Point Contact, first described by Charles Darwin during his stop-over while on the Beagle’s round-the-world exploratory cruise. Next we took[Read More…]

by May 14, 2015 Geography
Geography and the Outdoors

Geography and the Outdoors

We have certainly hit the ground running this year. The Geographers are investigating topics ranging from Global Warming, to drought, to what causes the SE wind. The Mathematical Literacy students are discovering the ins and outs of taking out loans, and working with ratios, rate and proportion. This has left little time to concentrate on getting the outdoor programme running[Read More…]

by February 16, 2015 Geography
Geography and Outdoors 4th Term

Geography and Outdoors 4th Term

This term has been a time of change in Geography.  New classes for me, and a new teacher to get used to for the learners. It has also been a very short term, with exams always on the imminent horizon. Not much time for fun and games, or outings and field trips. Next best was to do a series of[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 Geography
Hiking takes off at SMA

Hiking takes off at SMA

The first Hiking Club got off to a good start with an afternoon spent exploring Peers Cave and Tunnel Cave. Mr Behne took an enthusiastic band of nimble footed students on this expedition. The homework students on campus spotted them up on the mountainside and waved brightly coloured cloth to draw their attention. Mr Behne reports that the responding whistles[Read More…]

by October 30, 2014 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