TO TEACHING NOTES SECTION
This CD is designed to be a teaching
resource for teachers and pupils of mainstream Key Stages 2 and
3 specifically, although the material could be used for younger
and older pupils as appropriate.
At the time of this CD’s
production the Rivers Trust is compiling resources useful for older
students requiring specific information useful to more detailed
project work. Please contact the office directly for more information.
The CD has been spilt into five
main sections, plus Teaching
Notes and General
Information, including a Glossary.
The main sections explain and explore different topics relating
to Rivers and Fisheries, such as land management, waste/pollution,
Land Management Section (L01)
Waste Section (W01)
Each section covers issues affecting
rivers - rivers and farming, rivers and industry, schools and the
home. In the Background section there is a short introduction explaining
the context of the Westcountry Rivers Trust’s work in general
and in relation to the Cornwall Rivers Project which this CD supports.
It also provides background information on Cornish rivers, wildlife,
the water cycle and biodiversity.
There is no emphasis on a prescribed
order in which these sections should be viewed, and pupils may wish
to dip into sections where appropriate. However, if the CD is to
be made best use of, the Background section should be covered first,
then each section should be taken one at a time with the accompanying
section’s exercises used to aid consolidation of knowledge
and understanding gained within that section.
Where exercises require specific
materials these are listed and worksheet templates are printable
from the CD. The Teaching Notes Section includes information on
sampling field trips (T4)
and Health and Safety notes for field trips (T2,
T3) as well as water saving
calculations (T5) relating
to Water Saving exercise (E08d)
There is a Glossary (G1)
of terms, a library of photographs used on the CD (G4)
and a General Quiz (G2).
Should you require any
further information or advice concerning the work of the Westcountry
Rivers Trust in general, the Cornwall Rivers Project or this CD
please contact the Trust Office on: 01566 784488 or view the Trust