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Earning a Living

£12.00
SKU G34CS40110
Key Stage 2 Human Geography Locational and Place Knowledge Physical Geography Geography Year 3 Year 4

Help your children understand how people in the UK and the rest of the world earn a living in a variety of ways with this interesting scheme of work for Year 3 and Year 4. Your class will explore various jobs in various sectors, before investigating industries around the world and looking at why some adults don't work and some children do.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Containing lesson plans, informative slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and many other useful resources, this 'Earning a Living' scheme of work will give your class an insight into economics and inspire them for possible future careers!

 

#Lesson1Jobs

The first lesson in this series starts by asking your class why people work and why working is important. It then goes on to explore some of the many different jobs people can do to earn a living. Your children will think of lots of different job titles to explore and describe from accountant to army general.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Job title cards
#Lesson2JobSectors

This lesson delves a little deeper into the world of work and looks at some of the different job sectors people work in. Children will find out the kinds of jobs that people can do for each sector, such as the educational, financial and agricultural sectors. They can then think about which sector they think they would most like to work in when they grow up and why.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Job title cards
  • Sector cards
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson3UKIndustries

This lesson gives your class a glimpse into industry and economy in the UK. They will start by looking at what a business is and some of the different types of services businesses can offer. Your class will then go on to explore that countries all have different strengths in terms of the industries they provide. In addition, they will identify some of the main industries in different parts of the UK.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information sheet
  • Industry cards
  • United Kingdom map
#Lesson4EarningAroundtheWorld

This interesting lesson recaps what the main industries in Britain are then goes on to explore some of the main industries in different countries around the world. Children learn about trade and how climates around the world affect what can be grown and exported in a country. It then looks at specific jobs that people in different parts of the world have. They can also learn about fair trade.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Profile cards
  • World map
  • Information sheet
#Lesson5Unemployment

This lesson explores some of the reasons why some adults do not work, including retirement, before looking more closely at unemployment. Your children will find out some of the reasons for unemployment and think about why unemployment can be difficult for the person and their family.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Job vacancies sheet
  • Applicant cards
#Lesson6ChildLabour

This challenging lesson starts by asking your class whether they would prefer to go to work to earn money or stay at school. They will then be introduced to some children who have no choice but to go to work to earn money for their families. Your class will explore the parts of the world where child labour remains a problem today and explore the effects this has on the people and economy of the country.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Interview sheet
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time
  • KS2 - identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
  • KS2 - describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
  • KS2 - describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water
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