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Geography
... Our Local Area Part 1 ...

1
Learning Intention:
To identify that maps help us identify our location in relation to things around us
To locate the UK on a world map
To locate London on a UK map
*Lesson Plan(Word)
Instruction and differentiated activities:
*Discuss that we are one small part of a large world
*Identify the use of maps
*Children to fill in names of countries that they know, on a blank template of the world
*In groups, children identify areas they know on a UK map (atlas may be used for help)
*Lesson Plan(Word 2000)
Resources:
*world map (blank)
*UK map (blank)
*atlases
ICT Opportunities:
*Eduplace Maps
2
Learning Intention:
To interpret maps of our local area
Instruction and differentiated activities:
*Children to investigate maps of local area, and then to fill in missing street names during a class outing of the area
**Lesson Plan(Word)
Resources:
*Blank aerial maps:
-Map of our school area -HA
-Map of our school area - MA
-Map of our school area - LA
ICT Opportunities:
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3
Learning Intention:
To identify that maps can be created using an aerial view
Instruction and differentiated activities:
*Discuss what is meant by an aerial view
*Use tracing paper to turn an aerial view of Manor park into a map
*Lesson Plan(Word 2000)
Resources:
*Lego or similar
*Aerial photo of Manor Park
*Tracing Paper
ICT Opportunities:
*Multimap aerial photos - an interactive street overlay can be used on arial photos
4
Learning Intention:
To interpret information about an area from an aerial view
Instruction and differentiated activities:
Children to use aerial pictures to identify land use (rural and urban differences briefly identified)
*Suffolk Air (http://www.slamnet.org.uk/SuffolkAir/) has superb examples *Lesson Plan(Word 2000)
Resources:
*Aerial pictures, unlabelled (or Internet access to arial views)
*Keywords and terms
ICT Opportunities:
*Aerial photographs
5
Learning Intention:
To interpret information about an urban area (either aerial, or functions, from photograph clues)
Instruction and differentiated activities:
*Identify requirements of urban areas (shops, parks, transport), and reasons for each
*Children can have access to photos of local shops for clues
Resources:
*Photographs of local shops
*Aerial views of urban areas (extension)
ICT Opportunities:
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6
Learning Intention:
To investigate land use in our local area
Instruction and differentiated activities:
*Use a grid and evaluate aspects of our local area during a class outing
Resources:
*Evaluation grid
ICT Opportunities:

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