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Prepare to explore the souqs of Marrakesh, save Arnie from earthquakes and visit an Antarctic penguin rookery

The below Missions are ready-prepared tours or investigations based on expeditions, complete with layers, data, images, facts and activities. Simply download the file, open it in Google Earth and away you go. The Missions can be used to help teach existing topics, e.g. natural disasters/earthquakes, and curriculum links are shown below.

Benefits of missions:

  • Increases pupil engagement
  • Issues are much more tangible
  • Ability to easily switch between and visually see different layers or data sets
  • Ability to incorporate images and video clips
  • Ability to carry out a practical investigation based on bringing together the above
  • Increases ICT skills, data analysis and awareness of space and place
  • Encourages independent enquiry and interest in the world
  • Fun!

Do drop us a line if you think a topic would benefit from a particular Mission!

Mission 1: ERP San Fran

End of unit assessment – plan an emergency response plan on earthquakes. Brings together knowledge of plate tectonics, population density, infrastructure, and models and predictions.

  • Suitable for: KS3 & 4 natural hazards
  • Download (KML)

Mission 2: 2041 – Alternative energy in Antarctica

Part of the 2041 Antarctic project. Brings together knowledge of extreme environments, energy, its consumption and alternatives/renewables.

  • Suitable for: KS3 & 4 Science & Geography
  • Download (KML)

Mission 3: 2041 – Global issues in Antarctica

Part of the 2041 Antarctic project looking at how global changes impact the continent. Brings together knowledge of ecosystems, adaptation, resource usage and global warming.

  • Suitable for: KS3 & 4 Science & Geography
  • Download (KML)

Mission 4: 2041 – Living in Antarctica

Who lives in Antarctica and how do they survive? Brings together knowledge of extreme environments, adaptation, infrastructure and interdependence.

  • Suitable for: KS3 & 4 Geography
  • Download (KML)

Mission 5: Food webs in Antarctica

Understand who eats what where in Antarctica; suitable as a component of the missions above or to teach food webs separately.

  • Suitable for: KS3 & 4 Science & Geography
  • Download (KML)

Mission 6: IAE 2009? 2041 Ebase model

  • Suitable for: XXX
  • Download (KML)

Mission 7: Urban land use in Marrakesh

Travel to Morocco with a UK youth expedition to observe how land use is changing. Brings together knowledge of urban development, tourism, changing landscapes and cultural diversity.

  • Suitable for: KS3 & 4 Geography – tourism, urban land use
  • Download (KML)

Mission 8: Trekking Toubkal

From East London to the High Atlas, follow a class as they trek the highest mountain range in North Africa. Demonstrates place and space, XXX

  • Suitable for: XXX
  • Download (KML)

Mission 9: Road to Shimshal

Join an expedition along a newly-built jeep road in a remote region of Pakistan to investigate its impact on isolated communities. Demonstrates rural development, infrastructure, changing landscapes and cultural diversity.

  • Suitable for: XXX
  • Download (KML)

Mission 10: Art and culture in the Middle East

The Offscreen 2007 Expedition travelled to Oman and the UAE, challenging stereotypes of the Middle East and discovering its creative side.

  • Suitable for: KS3 Art, Citizenship and English
  • Download (KML)

Mission 11: Outside eyes on Britain

Young people from Lebanon, Bahrain, Oman and the UAE travel to the UK on the Offscreen 2008 Expedition and explore their own creative take on the country.

  • Suitable for: KS3 Art, Citizenship and English
  • Download (KML)

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