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									                                            Geography Unit 15 Medium Term Plan
About the unit:

This is a 'long' unit that encourages children to investigate, through research, other places in the UK, Europe
and further a field that share a similar physical environment
Where the Unit fits in:         Technical Vocabulary:         Resources:
                                                              Introduction PowerPoint Presentation
It builds on earlier work,            environment,
                                                              Mind map worksheet
eg studying a contrasting              mountain, landscape,   Task PowerPoint Presentation
locality. It is a challenging          weather data,          Task sheet
unit suitable for older                season, blizzard,      Web addresses for each mountain range
children and easily                    avalanche,             Collection of leaflets
extended for more able                 snowstorm,             Leaflet prompt sheets – downloaded from Heath Primary
                                                              School Web Site
children who can study                 snowdrift, tourism,
                                                              http://www.heath.derbyshire.sch.uk/curic_teachershome.html
the complex relationships              litter, erosion        Evaluation sheet
between the elements.                                         Guidance sheet for evaluation sheet
                                                              Cyber quest PowerPoint Presentation
                                                              Cyber quest question sheet
                                                              Cyber quest work sheet
                                                              Cyber quest answer sheet
                                                              Lesson Plans 1 – 9
                                                              Teacher Assessment Record Sheet
                                                              Plastic Wallets




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                                       Geography Unit 15 Medium Term Plan
                                                                                 END OF UNIT ASSESSMENT
EXPECTATIONS         Most children will: describe varying weather conditions
at the end of this   in the world and understand how these influence the way Groups have to produced a leaflet
unit                 in which the area is developed; use a wide range of     for Grandad that gives information
                                                                             relating to the geography &
                     resources to find out information
                                                                                 weather, clothing & supplies, plants
                                                                                 & animals and tourism in a chosen
                                                                                 mountain environment.
                     Some children will not have made so much progress
                     and will: relate the questions posed to one mountain
                     environment, eg the Lake District; show more limited
                     understanding of the impact of the global scale; access
                     information using ICT with teacher support



                     Some children will have progressed further and will
                     also: find a range of source materials and plot detailed,
                     sophisticated weather information; show a better
                     developed understanding of the links between cause and
                     effect




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                                                Geography Unit 15 Medium Term Plan


Learning Objective            Possible Teaching Activities                                                Assessment
Lesson 1                      Introduce topic by showing the PowerPoint Presentation. What is a           Has each child completed a
To write down information     Mountain Environment? Children to complete a mind map and share their       mind map?
already known about a         responses. The teacher will next explain the task using Task PowerPoint     Does each group have a
Mountain Environment in a     Presentation. Children are then put into groups of 2 – 3 and they choose    research focus?
mind map.                     one of the 6 Mountain Ranges using the task sheet.
To decide on a chosen
mountain range from a
given list.
Lesson 2                      Give out task sheets and go over by repeating Task PowerPoint Has each group visited
To start to research their    Presentation. Remind groups about their chosen Mountain Range. Give out suggested web addresses and
chosen mountain range         list of suggested web site addresses – highlight that these are not a made notes?
using a list of web           complete list and that groups can use the appropriate search engine to
addresses as a starting       find others. Tell groups that they will have 4 x 1 hour sessions to do their
point - Weather and           research: an hour for each of the sections.
geography
Lesson 3                      Very quickly go over task, time limit and use of web site addresses.        Has each group visited
To research their chosen      Children to get straight on and complete research. This session should be   suggested web addresses and
mountain range using a list   research on section 2.                                                      made notes?
of web addresses as a
starting point - Clothing
and Supplies
Lesson 4                      Very quickly go over task, time limit and use of web site addresses.        Has each group visited
To research their chosen      Children to get straight on and complete research. This session should be   suggested web addresses and
mountain range using a list   research on section 3.                                                      made notes?
of web addresses as a
starting point - Plants and
Animals


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                                                 Geography Unit 15 Medium Term Plan

Learning Objective            Possible Teaching Activities                                                   Assessment
Lesson 5                       Very quickly go over task, time limit and use of web site addresses.          Has each group visited
To research their chosen      Children to get straight on and complete research. This session should be      suggested web addresses and
mountain range using a list   research on section 4.                                                         made notes?
of web addresses as a
starting point - Tourist
Information
Lesson 6                      Show children various leaflets – on board write a list of thing they have in   Have the class jointly
To look at leaflets and       common. Look at the prompt sheets on Heath Primary School Web Site –           completed a list of what should
prompt sheets to decide       what do they tell us that the children can use when writing their own          be in a leaflet?
how a leaflet should be       leaflet?                                                                       Has each group completed a
presented.                    Using a sheet of A4 groups work out how they are going to fold the sheet       rough plan of their leaflet?
To make a rough plan of       to make their leaflet, then rough plan where each section of information
leaflet.                      is going to go.
Lesson 7 & 8                  Replay the Task PowerPoint Presentation.                                       Has each group shown a
To write and illustrate       Each group write and illustrate their leaflet.                                 completed a leaflet?
their leaflet.                Each group present their leaflet to the rest of the class, at the end of       Has each group completed the
To present their work         presentations each group needs to complete the evaluation sheet.               evaluation sheet?
confidently and
effectively. To evaluate
their project.

Lesson 9                      The topic is completed by the children attempting a Cyber quest. The           Have the children completed,
To appraise a text quickly    Cyber quest is introduced using a PowerPoint Presentation explain what a       accurately, the Cyber quest?
and effectively: to           Cyber quest is. The questions are distributed and children attempt the
retrieve information from     quest. Whilst the groups are working on the Cyber quest the teacher will
it: to find information       have the opportunity to discuss the evaluation sheet with each group
quickly and evaluate its      comparing their answers and the improvements that the children
value.                        suggested to improve their projects. Answers to the questions are given
                              at the end of the session.


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