Travelling Without Moving - iLearn At The Key Gosport
Taal volcano, 2020 eruption
by Ms Collantine
iLearn is a subject that has been added to the curriculum this year; it covers Humanities topics and can be pupil-led, to some extent.
Last term in iLearn, pupils considered a variety of contentious issues from the Soham and Bulger murders to capital punishment and its implications on individuals such as Derek Bentley. Pupils had an opportunity to carry out cross-curricular investigations with Health & Social Care on issues such as homelessness and building shelters. Events such as Christmas, Halloween and Children In Need allowed pupils to investigate historical, religious and geographic variations around the world.
This term iLearn has been more Geography-based, in response to world events such as the bush fires in Australia and the eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines. Pupils are investigating and discussing the continents, natural hazards and where they are most likely to occur, the effects of global warming, the Seven Wonders of the World, and the amazing feats of construction that have been achieved throughout history, from the pyramids to the Great Wall of China.
iLearn gives pupils the opportunity to increase their Cultural Capital: the essential knowledge that children need in order to live a fulfilling life.