Year 9 have been carrying out some cultural comparisons as part of our geography learning at Lansdowne School. We started off this learning by considering what is meant by the word culture. This led to the students then describing some of their own lifestyle activities.
Each class member was asked to write short sentences explaining:
What do you enjoy doing outside of school?
What is your favourite food?
How do you spend your weekends?
This helped the Year 9 pupils to build up a profile to describe a little more about how we choose to live our lives. Class teacher Mr McKenzie encouraged each student to write their work using a full sentence.
Our work then took a different path as we considered the culture of the African Maasai tribe. A short video was watched to explain a little more about this culture. We then held a class discussion to compare our lives with those of the Maasai.
We found that we have similarities such as family and looking after one another, but there are also many differences. Each class member has produced a short written report to summarise our findings.