Our Changing World
This project teaches revises the features of Earth, time zones and lines of latitude and longitude to pinpoint places on a map. Children find out more about map scales, grid references, contour lines and map symbols. They learn about climate change and the importance of global trade. They study patterns of human settlements.
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
Comparing historical and modern maps.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
Labelling maps, writing fact cards.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
A walk around the local area comparing real life to the map.
🏁 BIG FINISH
Map quiz ranging from the World down to Middleton.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
Historical maps of Middleton, range of up to date maps (digital and paper).
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
Features of earth: identify the position and explain the significance of latitude, longitude, equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, the Arctic and Antarctic Circles, the Prime (or Greenwich) Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
Understand time zones and lines of latitude and longitude.
Describe and understand maps including scales, grid references, contours and symbols.
Investigate climate change and extreme weather
Understand trade around the world and natural resource management
Analyse human settlement patterns and begin to look at local settlement patterns.
and 8. Field work based around the enquiry question: What settlement patterns can we observe in our local area?'