Schools - KS 3 & 4 - Information and Communication Technology
Plant Cultures offers a wide variety of information and data for manipulation, interpretation and presentation using ICT. ICT activities are used in other subjects; this section picks out a selection of these as well as offering some additional ideas.
NC 3a. How to interpret information and to reorganise and present it in a variety of forms that are fit for purpose
3b. To use a range of ICT tools efficiently to draft, bring together and refine information and create good-quality presentations in a form that is sensitive to the needs of particular audiences and suits the information content
3c. How to use ICT, including e-mail, to share and exchange information effectively
QCA Year 7 Unit 2 Information and presentation
Year 7 Unit 3 Processing text and images
Year 8 Unit 10 Information: reliability, validity and bias
Plant Cultures represents a great opportunity to develop global links as described in the Year 9 QCA Unit 14. Not only are there schools in the UK with strong South Asian communities but links could also be made with schools in the Indian sub-continent. The combination of historical links as well as cultural common ground in the form of plants would create many opportunities to base such a link on Plant Cultures.
Key National Curriculum & QCA Links
Year 9 Unit 14 Global communication:
negotiating and transferring data
Local plant cultures
Research and create a website exploring the use of plants in your locality for food, trade and industry. The plants could include those locally grown for food and drink, as well as industries using imported plant material (such as wood, fibres or textiles). You could include images, information and stories, as in Plant Cultures. Contact the Plant Cultures webmaster to apply for a link to your website.
Trade Explores the impact of trade on people and plants in South Asia.