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After locating the Caribbean and its main islands, children will explore the physical geography of the region, finding out about the diverse landforms to be found across the islands. They will also find out about the Caribbean climate, and the devastating consequences the hurricane season can have. Next, children will explore the human geography of the region, and explore how the colonial history of the region has affected the culture of the Caribbean today. Finally, children will look at the Caribbean as a tourist destination.
This Caribbean Geography KS2 Pack includes everything you need to teach five fantastic lessons - detailed plans, informative slide shows for the teaching input, as well as a range of engaging activity ideas and differentiated worksheets.
In this, the first of five Caribbean lessons, children will find out where in the world the Caribbean is, and learn about the location and ownership of the islands within it.
Children will become familiar with the regions in the Caribbean by using maps and other data to locate and label islands on their own blank map. In the alternative activity provided, children are challenged to find the answers to questions about the Caribbean using the given resources.
Including an easy-to-follow lesson plan, a set of slides for the teaching input and differentiated resources, this Caribbean Geography KS2 Lesson Pack has everything you need!
In this lesson, children will find out all about the diverse and delightful landforms that can be found in the Caribbean, from beautiful beaches and coral reefs, to caves, mountains and volcanoes.
After defining what 'physical geography' is, children will go on to research different Caribbean landforms in groups, combining their findings into one large informative sheet. Alternatively, children are challenged to conduct their own research using given resources to answer the question, 'Why are there so many volcanoes in the Caribbean?'
This easily downloadable Caribbean lesson pack includes a detailed plan, an engaging and informative slide show, as well as all the printable resources you will need to teach this lesson.
Children will focus on the weather and climate of the Caribbean in this lesson.
Once the difference between weather and climate has been distinguished, children will discuss what type of climate they think the Caribbean has, based on what they already know. In their independent activities, children will use data to compare and contrast two different locations within the Caribbean. In the alternative activity provided, they are tasked with preparing and presenting a news report about hurricanes in the Caribbean.
This Caribbean weather and climate lesson is ready-to-teach, with a detailed lesson plan, a slide show for the teaching input, as well as differentiated activities and printable resources.
Dive into the rich and diverse culture of the Caribbean with your KS2 class. Use the included slides in this lesson to explore and discuss the colonial history of the islands in the Caribbean and how this has affected the culture, language, exports and population of the different countries.
Challenge your children to research and collect information on selected countries using the provided fact sheets and the internet. Children can discuss and reflect on how the European colonists as well as the slave trade has impacted the culture and contributed to the diverse range of foods, religions, languages and music. Alternatively, have your class experience the different cultures themselves as they work their way around a carousel listening to music, tasting foods and researching famous celebrities from the Caribbean.
Providing you with all the printable resources to support your class in this lesson, you will have everything you need to transport your class to the Caribbean to learn about the fascinating human geography of the area.
In this final lesson, children will focus on the area as a tourist destination, exploring the tourist industry's importance to the economy of the Caribbean.
In their independent activities, children will take on the role of travel agent and advise holiday seekers where to visit depending on their preferences. In the alternative activity, children will explore the advantages and disadvantages of tourism for the Caribbean, culminating in a class debate using the motion, 'The negative impact of tourism in the Caribbean outweighs the positive impact it has.'
A detailed lesson plan, an engaging slide show and differentiated worksheets are all included in this ready-to-teach Caribbean Lesson pack!
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