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"Water as Rough as an Elephant's Foot..." Learning Geography through Poetry Writing at KS2

Describes how bilingual fourth and fifth graders at one London elementary school learned geography by writing poetry. This effort involved: engaging with the topic, consolidating knowledge and understanding, and extending knowledge and understanding. Children were highly motivated to learn. Poetry was the driving force behind their learning as they shared their personal experiences in a secure environment. (SM)

  • Contributor: Cunningham, Peter
  • Date Published: Aut
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Mct
  • Number: 1
  • Volume: 19
  • Year: 2000

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