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Resource ID 107261

KS4 Geography

Human and Physical Geography
Coasts
"Containing the Containers! The role of containerisation in world trade."
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Containing the Containers! The role of containerisation in world trade."
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107261 - KS4 Low Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

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Précis

Students will investigate (using both secondary sources and primary fieldwork) current container facilities at the port, including the new SCT5, and the projected need for container capacity expansion and the proposed port development site at Dibden Bay.

Contextual Summary


This is a geography resource which engages students with the environment of Southampton Water and The Solent, whilst on their Red Funnel ferry journey across to and/or from the Isle of Wight. It includes pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities. This resource focuses mainly on the human geography of the area, specifically focusing on containerisation. As they go through the activities, students will investigate (using both secondary sources and primary fieldwork) current container facilities at the port, including the new SCT5, and the projected need for container capacity expansion and the proposed port development site at Dibden Bay.

Key Skills Practised
  • Understanding key processes in human geography (economic activities, trade)
  • Conducting fieldwork by making observations and applying their observations to specific tasks
  • Carrying out independent research
  • The ability to empathise with different views and opinions on a subject.
Learning Opportunities

Pre-Visit

Students will learn what containerisation is, and a brief history of containerisation. „ They will learn about SCT5; the new container facility at Southampton Docks.

On-Site

Students will see the container facilities at the docks, and be able to take photos. „ They will also examine the proposed port expansion site at Dibden Bay and will start to consider the pros and cons of developing this site.

Post-Visit

Students conduct their own further research into Dibden Bay proposal, and conduct a debate.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to define what containerisation is, and will be able to describe the history and growth of world-wide containerisation. Students will know what current container facilities at Southampton Port are like, including the new SCT5. Students will know where the proposed port expansion land is located and what it is like. Students will be able to give the key advantages and disadvantages to the proposed Dibden Bay development. Students will conduct independent research to find out more about the Dibden Bay proposed port expansion and will conduct a debate.

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