Dennis Collins explains how he used a “Station Teaching” methodology to teach his pupils about Poland, its physical features, cities, sport, history, religion:
I used the Resource 1 document for station teaching – each station is coded with a different colour for the text – when teaching the topic of Poland with sixth class. I used the Resource 2 document as an introductory worksheet to start the lesson with the class. This went really well as it is very relevant for the children at the moment with the Euro 2012 tournaments coming up, as well as the fact that there are many Polish people living in Ireland. Each station had two laptops, and a scribe to note the important points that they found. Each group was given seven minutes with each of the stations and these were then moved on in rotation. The findings of the pupils were then compiled, fed back to the class and developed into a class display.
Download Resource 1 (.doc file 681KB)
Download Resource 2 (.doc file 169KB)