Humanities-Year 7-My Street Project - Gaynes School

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Humanities - Year 7 - My Street Project

Down My Street


The aim of this project is for you to learn more about the Geography, History, Religions and Citizenship Issues of the place where you live.

You are expected to research the street or road that you live on


  • The project is split into 4 sections.  For each sections a series of Key Questions are provided to guide you.  


  • You can present your work however you wish.


  • You will be expected to show evidence of your work throughout this term.


  • If you have any questions or concerns, or your parents have any questions or concerns then do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the Humanities teachers.



Your project will need to be handed in to your teacher 2 weeks before Christmas.  Your teacher will arrange the exact date with you.


Suggested Activities that could help with all of the sections

  • Interview people

  • Visit a local historical site or place of worship

  • Complete a survey


Religious Education



Key Questions

  • What different religions do people on your street belong too?


  • What places of worship do the people who live on your street visit?


  • What do the people on your street believe?


  • Are there any places of worship on your street?



Citizenship


Key Questions

  • Who represents the people on your street?


  • Who is the local councillor, MP and MEP?


  • What different political parties do people on your street support and why?



History


Key Questions

  • How old is your street?

  • How has your street changed in years gone by?

  • What is the most historically interesting event that has ever taken place on your street?

  • What impact did the World Wars have on your street?

  • What is the name of your street? Why as it chosen?

  • Can you find anything out about your street on census records?

  • You could also find out about your local area and its history.



Geography

Tasks

Draw map of your street, looking from above.  Put on the all the houses, gardens, roads, pavements and other important features.

Take 3 photographs or draw 3 pictures which you think best show your street. Label/annotate your photos/pictures.

Carry out the environmental survey.


Geography Section – Environmental Survey


  • Look out of your bedroom window and carry out an environmental assessment. Copy the scales below and decided where on each scale the view you are looking at should be placed


Ugly

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Attractive

A lot of litter

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Little litter

A lot of vandalism

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Little Vandalism

High Building  density

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Low building density

Poor building quality

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Good building quality

Little Open Space

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A lot of open space

Little Vegetations

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A lot of Vegetations

A lot of Traffic

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Little Traffic

Congested Roads

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Quiet Roads

Noisy

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Quiet

  • Which 3 aspects of the environmental survey received the lowest scores?


  • What are the causes of the lowest scores? Are they natural or man – made?


  • What could the council do to improve the lowest scores?


  • What would you like to happen to your street in the future?


  • Write a paragraph to explain how would like to improve your street.



Your Humanities teachers might set you smaller  pieces of homework from time to time but the project is your main piece of homework.

If you have any question or queries any of the Humanities teachers will be ready to help you.

There will also be help, advice and instruction sheets on the school website in the Humanities area.

We hope that you will learn a lot about your local area and also about how to research.



If you wish to contact the Head of Humanities by email, please address your email to:admin@gaynes.havering.sch.uk and mark it for the attention of the Head of Humanities.

 
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