Geography Unit of Work for KS1

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Geography Unit of Work for KS1

    Geography KS2

     A locality in a less economically developed country

    Focus: Place

     The activities have been designed for Years 3 and 4 with the extension activities taking them on to be appropriate for Year 5 and 6. The CD and programme of study has been designed to be used along side the ACAC Optional Assessment material pack


    1 Begin a word C. Where is Gweta? Where is Africa? How is it connected ; use globes, atlases and ; identify

     bank/glossary of ICT maps to locate places where to where we live? What do we know about Africa?

    vocabulary relating PSE and points of reference . Botswana Pupils should use globes, world maps, atlases and to the geographical and Gweta ; identify the location of the CD-ROMs, locate the position of the UK, Europe, Asia, features and is on a contrasting locality. Africa and Gweta. relevant adjectives/ globe and a They should use atlases, maps and aerial photographs of adverbs. map of Africa, investigate which countries and seas border Africa Africa? and investigate the weather and climate. Use CD Rom atlas. They should use these resources to add the main physical and human features to a blank map of Africa and produce a Produce labels for whole-class display of a map of Africa using the information a whole class collected. display using ICT.

    Ext. C ; use an atlas to locate Where is Gweta? What do we know about it? How Use CD Rom atlas ; describe a

    M journey to and websites. features and places and would we get there? What route would we take? How

    ICT Gweta from far is it? How long would it take to get there? plot a route and plan a PSE the local journey to Gweta Pupils should use an atlas and/or CD ROM atlas or the web Calculating area, to investigate where Gweta is in relation to important distances, costs, identifying physical and human features of Africa and the world. They and timetables. mode of should use the same sources to investigate Africa, transport, population etc. distance, Pupils should use investigate how they would get to Africa. time and They should use atlases, maps and secondary sources to cost? plan a route to Africa, including information on possible

    airline routes, distance travelled and countries crossed.

    They should also note airports they would use.


    2 Asking questions. C What is Gweta like? What do you think it is like? How ; ask geographical ; describe the

     M questions about Gweta. is it similar to and different from where we live? physical

    Use Gweta CD ICT features and Discuss with thepupils what they think Africa and the ROM. PSE weather of ; to describe physical village of Gweta are like and ask them to list questions Gweta? features of a locality. relating to what they need to find out to confirm their thoughts. (The activity in the ACCAC’s OAMs for geography ; list the ; to use secondary sources Unit 5 could be used.) similarities to gather information Pupils should use the photos in the pack, on the CD Rom and about physical features. and on the website to find out what the physical landscape differences of Gweta is like. Carry out photo activities, e.g. between the ; to interpret weather Photographs from physical label the geographical features in a photograph (OAMs data. the CD ROM can features in Unit 5) be used to annotate Gweta and ; to identify similarities and in pairs, one child describes a photograph to another on a word the Local differences between child and he draws what he thinks it is like. processing Area? localities, in terms of study the photographs and write questions they would package. physical features. like to ask around it. ; (ACCA’s Give the pupils a photocopy of half of the photograph OAMs for and ask them to finish it off. geography Compare a photograph with a photograph of their own Unit 5 can local area. List the similarities and differences. be used for Use the weather graphs in the teacher’s handbook in the Enter weather data this activity into an ICT pack to investigate how the weather is similar and different and the graphing package. to ours. Pupils could write an illustrated account about the units used landscape of Gweta and the weather patterns. to aid the Write an illustrated assessmentBegin a list of similarities and differences between Gweta account. This could ) and where we live . be done on a word processor,

    illustrating with

    photographs from the CD ROM.


    Ext. Asking questions C What is Gweta like? Can you see any geographical patterns ; describe/

     M ; ask geographical explain the using the photographs? What other information can we

     ICT questions about similarities use to find out what the weather is like in Gweta? What

     PSE Gweta. and type of climate does it experience? What is the weather like differences throughout the year? How is it similar to and different from between the ; to describe/explain where we live? Why are there differences? physical physical and features features and of a locality. Use the photographs to ask question E.g. What do you think climate of people do with the land? What else could they do with it? Gweta and ; use secondary the local sources of evidence, Investigate the weather patterns in more detail by using area selecting relevant reference books, atlases and the web to find out what the information. weather is like in that part of Africa and what the rains means to the people there.. Continue the list of similarities and differences. Begin a list of Use BBC weather ; analyse data to explanations for the differences. website for identify weather information on patterns in different weather in Africa parts of the world. and at home. ; explain similarities Create a database and differences for comparison. between localities, in terms of physical features.


    3 List similarities and C ; describe human What is Gweta like? What human features does it have? ; describe the

     differences. ICT human features of a locality. What are the homes like? What is the school like? What are

     PSE features and the shops like? etc. How are they similar to and different

     how they from where we live? ; use secondary are similar sources to gather Divide the children into small groups and ask them to identify to and information about similarities and differences between human features in Gweta Use T, CD Rom different human features and and those in their own locality, using photographs from the from the the way people live photo pack and/or the CD ROM and the accompanying Photographs from human in Gweta. captions. These activities could develop over several lessons or the CD ROM can features in in one lesson each group could investigate one aspect and be annotated. the local ; identify similarities report back to the rest of the class about it. area? and differences Continue the list of similarities and differences. between localities, in

    terms of human

    features and the way

    people live.

    What is Gweta like? Why is it like it is? What geographical Ext. Maps could be C ; describe/explain ; describe/

    patterns can you see? made using ICT M explain the human features of a

     with a mapping ICT similarities locality. After using photographs to find out about human features, package, eg. Local PSE and pupils should use the plan of the village to identify the Studies differences ; use secondary geographical patterns. First they should use the map to make between the sources of evidence, their own plan view plan of the village. They should consider human selecting relevant how they could represent the low and high land on the map. features of information to identify Then they should look for geographical patterns , e.g. farming Gweta and geographical occurs in the valley, not on the hills, e.t.c They should consider the local patterns and the way whether they could identify any geographical patterns in the area and the land is used. photographs. ways in Discuss why the land is used in the way it is, e.g. agriculture in which the ; explain similarities the valley. land is used and differences in the two between localities, in Continue the list of similarities and differences localities? terms of land use. Continue the list of explanations of the differences. ; identify/desc ribe geographica l patterns in



    4 Write a story of C ; describe a day in the What is life like in Gweta? What do the people do? How is ; describe the

     their day. M the land used? day in the life of a person living

     ICT life of a in Gweta. Pupils use the photographs, map of the village to list what they This could be done Cr person living think people do during the day in Gweta. using a word PSE in Gweta? The pupils should then write/draw a story of their day, or the processing ; identify the ; identify similarities day of a member of their family to compare. package. similarities and differences A 24-hour time bar could be made for Michael and for and between localities, differences themselves to see the differences. Pupils should analyse the the way people live Using a 24 hour between a amount of time spent on different activities. and the way land is time bar. day in the used. Continue the list of similarities and differences life of a person living in Gweta and a person living

    in the local


    How is the land used in Gweta? Ext. C Maps could be ; explain how land is ; describe/ex

     M used in Gweta and plain how made using ICT

    Using the plan of the village that they previously made and ICT how this is similar to land is used with a mapping

    photographs of the village. The pupils should make a land use PSE and different from in Gweta package, eg. Local map of the village, representing different types of land use with how land is used in and how this Studies. different colours, eg. residential, community buildings, paths the local area. is similar to and roads. and different Estimating the Pupils should compare with a land use map of their own from the amount of land locality, estimating the fraction of land used for different way land is used for different purposes. used in the

    purposes. Continue the list of similarities and differences local area?

    Continue the list of explanations of the differences.


    6. What is it like to live in Gweta? What are the main C Read the book Footprints in ; begin to understand ; write a

    similarities and differences between Gweta and ICT how people live in the Forest. story/poem

    where we live? Cr Gweta. showing an PSE understandiUse the CD ROM clip art to Pupils should put themselves into the position of a ng about illustrate their child living in Gweta and write a story/diary/poem what it is poem/story/diary. about their life. (Care should be taken to ensure a like to live in

    positive image of the life they lead and the smiling Gweta?

    faces of the pupils in the photographs.)

    Continue the list of similarities and differences.

    Ext What is it like to live in a village like Gweta? C ; to understand how ; write a

     ICT people live in Gweta. story/poem Cr showing an Use the CD ROM clip art to Continue the list of similarities and differences. PSE understandiillustrate their Continue the list of explanations of the differences. ng about poem/story/diary. what it is

    like to live in


    7 What are the main similarities and differences C Write an illustrated ; draw conclusions ; describe the

    between our locality and Gweta? ICT about the similarities similarities account, using ICT if

     Cr and differences and appropriate.

    Pupils should use all the information about the PSE between Gweta and differences

    similarities and differences to make a summary of the local area, between

    the similarities and differences writing an illustrated Gweta and

    account. the local

     area in an





    Why are there differences between Gweta and Ext. C Write a magazine article, ; draw conclusions ; describe

    our locality? ICT about the similarities using ICT if appropriate. and explain

     Cr and differences the

    Pupils should write a magazine article about the PSE between Gweta and similarities

    similarities and differences, reasons for the the local area and and

    differences and the issues about management of give reasons for the differences

    the environment that they have learnt about tin differences. between

    Gweta. Gweta and

     the local



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