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Paradise Lost


Key concepts

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Key questions and ideas

Teaching and learning activities

Resources

Place - Understanding the physical and human characteristics of real places. Developing ‘geographical imaginations’
Space - knowing where places are located
Cultural understanding and diversity - Appreciate how values and attitudes differ and may influence social, environmental, economic and political issues and may different to our own.

Consider how people and places are represented in different ways


range of investigations, focusing on places, themes or issues

the location of places and environments



Who goes to Thailand?
Why do people go to Thailand?
Thailand is a popular and growing tourist destination because of the diversity of its physical and human characteristics.



STARTER:
Watch slide show of Thailand image looks at image of Thai Airways plane and consider: Why do so many people want to go to Thailand '?
MAIN ACTIVITIES:
Look at images of the characters sitting the Thai Airways plane as if characters from popular TV series LOST.
Use Thailand - The Land of Smiles interactive. Who are these people are and why they are going to Thailand? Choose a destination for them and justify.


PLENARY:
Look at and interpret Thailand tourist arrival statistics


Interactive:
Thailand - The land of smiles
Downloads:
Thailand scenes slide show
Thailand - the land of smiles
Thailand tourist statistics



Assessment opportunities

Explanation of the choices of destinations for the passengers on the plane.

Key processes

Curriculum opportunities

Geographical enquiry - Ask geographical questions, thinking critically, constructively and creatively.

Collect and record information
Geographical

Communication - communicate knowledge and understanding using geographical

vocabulary and conventions in both speech and writing.


The study of place and space provides a strong context for learning about change in the contemporary

world – both directly in the local environment and more broadly using

multimedia data, images and text.

Notes

If students are familiar with the popular TV series LOST it might be useful to use it as a hook. We are introduced to the different passengers on flight TG 917 in the first lesson follow their lives in Thailand, each lesson typically featuring a primary character as well as a secondary ‘storyline’ from another point in a character's life – relating to the reason they are visiting Thailand.





Lesson 1: The land of smiles
Lesson 2: When to go


Key concepts

Range and content

Key question and ideas

Teaching and learning activities

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Interdependence - Understanding the significance of interdependence in change,

at all scales.
Physical and human processes - Understanding these processes helps pupils to imagine

alternative futures for places and for the people who live and work

in them.
Environmental interaction and sustainable

Development - Understanding that the physical and human dimensions of the

environment are interrelated and together influence

environmental change.

Physical geography: This should include the study of weather and climate, and why they vary from place to place, as well as other physical processes and landscapes.
Interactions between people and their environments: This should include the investigation of climate change. Making links between people

and their environments at different scales helps pupils understand

interdependence

When is the best time to go to Thailand?


Will climate change cause more flooding in Thailand?
Thailand has a tropical monsoon climate. The climate is influenced by altitude in the north and proximity of the sea in the southern peninsula.
Thailand’s densely populated areas (including Bangkok) are in a low elevation coastal zone. With rising seas and increased intensity of rainfall and storm surges from cyclones more flooding is likely in the future


STARTER: Use the Thailand climate graphs interactive to decide whether the characters/passengers are going to the correct destination in terms the climate they expect and advise them to go to another part of Thailand, or at another time of year.

MAIN ACTIVITIES: Look at images of flooding in Bangkok and use the Climate Change: Populations at risk from cyclones and rising seas interactive and fact sheet to answer the question
PLENARY:
Use knowledge gained from this lesson to answer the question:
Is flooding going be greater problem in the future for Thailand and Bangkok?

Interactive:
Thailand climate graphs
Climate Change: Populations at risk from cyclones and rising seas
Downloads:
Thailand climate graphs
Thailand Climate data
Climate Change: Populations at risk from cyclones and rising seas in Thailand (Word)
Climate Change: Populations at risk from cyclones and rising seas around the World (Word)
Climate Crisis?


Assessment opportunities

Answers to main activity and Thailand climate graphs activity

Key processes

Curriculum opportunities

Geographical enquiry
Graphicacy and visual literacy


use a range of approaches to enquiries

d use varied resources, including maps, visual media and geographical

information systems


Notes






Key concepts

Range and content

Key question and ideas

Teaching and learning activities

Resources

Place - the physical and human characteristics of real places.
Environmental interaction and sustainable

Development -

Understand that the physical and human dimensions of the environment are interrelated and together influence environmental change.
Cultural understanding and Diversity - Consider how people and places

are represented in different ways



human geography, built and managed environments and human

processes
this should include themes such as urban change,

migration and sustainable development.



What's Downtown Bangkok like?
How do you get around and what transport problems are there?
Bangkok is a diverse place from traditional to ultra modern.
Bangkok suffers from traffic congestion and pollution but this is being addressed with sustainable solutions.


STARTER:
Look at scenes from the city and imagine that you took the photos.

Imagine what Bangkok is like and compare with students area



MAIN ACTIVITIES:
Plan a day out in Bangkok for the ‘Evans family’. Carry out internet research and mark the main sights on a map. Work out how many types of transport they will use. Make a short video of the attractions of the city for a TV holiday programme.


PLENARY:
Read about solutions to the problem of pollution in Bangkok



Downloads:
Scenes of the City (PPT)
Bangkok map
A breath of fresh air? - getting around Bangkok


Assessment opportunities

Tour maps and video clips




Key processes

Curriculum opportunities

Geographical enquiry
Graphicacy and visual literacy
Geographical communication.

build on and expand their personal experiences of geography
explore real and relevant contemporary contexts
use a range of approaches to enquiries


Notes



Lesson 3: Downtown Bangkok

Key concepts

Range and content

Key question and ideas

Teaching and learning activities

Resources

Interdependence - Exploring the social, economic, environmental and political connections between places.
Physical & human processes - Understanding how sequences of events and activities in the physical and human worlds lead to change in places, landscapes.
Cultural Understanding and Diversity - people’s values and attitudes differ and may influence social, environmental, economic and political issues.

human geography,

this should include themes such as urban change,

migration and sustainable development
different parts of the world in their wider settings and contexts,
a range of investigations, focusing on places, themes or issues



Who works in Thailand's tourist industry and what do they do?
Hundreds of thousands of Thais and migrant workers are employed in the Thai tourist industry which contributes tourism contributes over 5% of the Thai economy's GDP.
Health professionals work in the niche and growing ‘medical tourism’ segment of the industry


STARTER:
Follow ‘Vladamir and Alena’ down to Phuket. Consider the services overseas tourists like them will expect and implications on local labour market

MAIN ACTIVITIES:
Do a mystery activity: In pairs or in groups, work out why ‘Ao’ works in Phuket and sort the information to find out why mobile phone top-up cards are so important to him?


PLENARY: Read an article on ‘medical tourism’ to why passenger ‘Caroline’ has chosen Bangkok for her nose job and produce and advert for one of Bangkok’s hospitals


Downloads:
Ao mystery cards
Ao mystery solution
After the tsunami - winners and losers
Body Beautiful - the rise of ‘Medical Tourism'



Assessment opportunities

Outcomes of ‘Ao’ mystery

Key processes

Curriculum opportunities


Geographical enquiry
Geographical communication

use a range of approaches to enquiries


Notes



Lesson 4: Working for tourism
Lesson 5: Islands and beaches


Key concepts

Range and content

Key question and ideas

Teaching and learning activities

Resources

Place - recognise that there are many different perceptions, interpretations of places
Physical and human processes - events and activities in the physical and human worlds lead to change in places,
Interdependence - Understanding the significance of interdependence in change

Environmental Interaction and sustainable development - Exploring sustainable development and its impact on environmental

interaction



Cultural understanding and diversity - people’s values and attitudes differ and may influence

Social and environmental, issues

a range of investigations, focusing on places, themes or issues
interactions between people and their environments, including causes

and consequences of these interactions, and how to plan for and manage their future impact.
investigate different perspectives and values relating to these

interactions, including sustainable development. They should also

consider future implications of these interactions.


Why is Thailand attractive to film-makers?
exotic jungle and beach settings, relatively low production costs, and a mature film industry that provides experienced crew members, have made Thailand an attractive location for films. There have been negative and positive effects
How has Ko Phi Phi

changed over time?


The island ‘resort’ has grew out of obscurity owing the publicity of ‘The Beach’ film but was then devastated by the tsunami in 2004. It has been redeveloped.
What is the future for Ko Phi Phi?
The government’s vision of a sustainable future for Ko Phi Phi focuses on fewer, high spending tourists in all-inclusive resorts backed by big business from outside.


STARTER:

Follow gap year student ‘Joanne’ down to Ko Phi Phi.


Look at two images of the landscape
What kind of movies would you make here?
How might movie-making change life on the islands? For better or worse?
MAIN ACTIVITIES:
Hook up with honeymooners ‘Danny and Melissa’ on Phi Phi Don. Put the images of changing view in order to see the change over time

PLENARY:
Consider the resources that ‘Joanne’ and Danny and Melissa’ might use. How do they compare. Read information about the future of Ko Phi Phi


Downloads:
Ko Phi Phi maps (pdf)
Ko Phi Phi images (ppt)
Ko Phi Phi images (doc)
Ko Phi Phi: What future?


Assessment opportunities

Annotation the photo sequence to explain the changes on the island



Key processes

Curriculum opportunities

Geographical enquiry
Graphicacy and visual literacy
Geographical communication

make links between geography and other subjects, including citizenship and areas of the curriculum including sustainability and

global dimension.

Notes






Lesson 6: Culture


Key concepts

Range and content

Key question and ideas

Teaching and learning activities

Resources

Interdependence - understand how human action in one place has consequences somewhere else.

Environmental Interaction and sustainable development - Exploring sustainable development and its impact on environmental

interaction



Cultural understanding and diversity - people’s values and attitudes differ and may influence social, environmental, economic and political issues.

Appreciating the differences and similarities between people, places, environments and cultures to inform their understanding of societies and economies. Consider how people and places

are represented in different ways


a range of investigations, focusing on places
a variety of scales, from personal, local, regional, national


What are some of the social costs of tourism?
There can be are negative social impacts on local cultures brought by tourists but there are more opportunities now to be ethical, sustainable or responsible when travelling which means that tourists that can actually benefit even very poor communities directly.

STARTER:
Read about Thai cultural and social etiquette and compare with images of tourists in Bangkok and read what a resident thinks
MAIN ACTIVITIES:
Follow ‘George’ to Mae Hong Son. Read newspaper article about the Kayan and decide whether he should visit their village

PLENARY:
Look at image of a tourist taking photo of hill tribe child in Thailand. Imagine Thai tourists have come to visit your neighbourhood to take photos of people living there.

What would they photograph?

How would you feel about it?

What rules should people stick to when they are taking photographs?



Links:
Thailand etiquette dossier
A slideshow of people in Khao San Road
Blog entry from a resident of Bangkok
Newspaper article about the Kayan
What should George do - statements

Assessment opportunities

Should ‘George’ visit the Kayan tribe decision making



Key processes

Curriculum opportunities

Geographical enquiry
Graphicacy and visual literacy
Geographical communication

participate in informed responsible action in relation to geographical issues that affect them and those around them

make links between geography and other subjects, including citizenship and ICT, and areas of the curriculum including sustainability and global dimension.

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