Lindsay Burgin, a geography teacher from Aston Comprehensive School, has developed a mini-scheme of work focusing on Measles and AIDS here and in Africa. The project, designed for year 9 students, runs for ten lessons and encourages students to use and manipulate a range of resources.
Aston’s year 9 students investigated disease at a range scales, from its local impact on families to its national and global contexts. The project develops key geographical skills through map and graph interpretation. Working with statistics allowed students to understand the patterns of disease and identify possible strategies to help improve conditions in the areas most affected.
At the end of the unit the students were then given an end of unit test.