The Student book covers the NSW Stage 4, Year 8 Geography Syllabus of 'Global Issue: Threatened Habitats' of the African Savanna from poaching. It has 15 activities which can be completed in 7 - 10 weeks with 4 lessons per fortnight. Schools can order hard copies for $15 per copy (+ GST and delivery). (Please email us if you wish to use the PDF soft copies in class as Copyright does apply.) The Teacher book has lesson plans and answers and will be ready in April 2015. For more activities, use our comprehensive 44 activity workbook for Y7-8 Geography (including Geographical Skills).
The Philanthropy Challenge
The Philanthropy Challenge requires students to undertake as many home or school ‘chores’ such as setting the table, unpacking the dishwasher, walking the dog, washing the car, vacuuming the house, carrying teacher books, cleaning the classroom or school yard as they can get over a 10 week term.There is an unlimited list of ‘chores’ that they can perform, the students are only limited by their ethical and safe imagination.
Each ‘chore’ performed must be financed by a sponsor. A sponsor would be a parent, brother, sister, relative, friend and / or teacher. Each sponsor negotiates with the student the wage value of the chore (eg: a minimum of $0.10 to a maximum of $5.00 per chore) before the ‘chore’ is performed.
At the end of 10 weeks, all the money earned by the student is spent on a Non-Government Organisation or Not For Profit Organisation (NPO) of the student’s choice: animal and / or human, domestic and / or global.