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NOTES FOR TEACHERS

This material is intended to be used as a stimulus for cross-curricular work or an extra-curricular activity with the BT Global Challenge as a focus for the period August 2000-July 2001. Lesson material was compiled by Jan Cambrensis, a Crew Volunteer in the BT Global Challenge, 2000-2001.

In the BT Global Challenge 1996-1997,  students from all over the world benefited from activities provided by the educational section of the official race website as well as from the worldwide interest generated by the race itself. Some schools adopted a Crew Volunteer whose progress was followed with special interest. 

For 2000-2001, the race had seven legs, each a race in itself, and visited seven different countries, England, America, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and France. While the race circled the globe, students were able to find detailed, daily updates on each yacht's position as well as reports from the crews on the official website. First hand access to the Internet was valuable to students but this was not  crucial, as long as the project leader could access the information required.

This is the place wher teachers could help their students explore geographic, historic, social,  scientific and linguistic links, as well as current events associated with the countries visited.

SAILING TO A GLOBAL CHALLENGE  (English)
- a news article, accompanied by comprehension questions and answers.
LEG PLOTTER (General interest)
- students can update the latest plotter daily and watch the progress of their chosen team.
SEA STORY (English)
- a very short story with language help.
MEASURING (Maths)
- finding out how big the yachts in the race are and preparing a menu for two and a half weeks at sea.
REPORT WRITING (English/Maths)
- analysing and condensing information about the crew.
COMMUNICATION (General interest)
- having fun with the phonetic alphabet.
JUST FOR FUN! (English)
- testing alphabetical order with a need for speed and accuracy.

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Copyright   Jan Cambrensis 1999-2004.  All rights reserved.   This material is reproducible for classroom purposes.