a rock and a hard place - exploring hard rock quarry restoration
Geography Unit 14 - Can the Earth
In this unit, pupils explore options for the restoration of a hard
rock quarry in the local area. Should it be used for landfill, a
recycling plant, an industrial estate, a retail park, a leisure
centre or turned over to nature? Can any of these uses be combined?
The unit offers opportunities for first-hand (questionnaire) research
and the use of secondary sources (local press, radio and TV reports,
internet); differentiation of ‘facts’ and ‘opinion’;
decision-making by groups of pupils and the production of a report
which can be submitted to relevant local organisations.
Finally the unit highlights the relevance of studying resource issues
in a local context.
This unit is made up of: