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Exploring South Africa

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SKU G56CS900450
Continents and Countries Key Stage 2 Human Geography Locational and Place Knowledge Physical Geography Geography Key Stage 2 Year 5 Year 6
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This Exploring South Africa KS2 Planning Pack contains everything you need to take your class on an adventure to the Rainbow Nation!

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#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

In this sequence of six lessons, your KS2 class will begin by locating South Africa on a world map and learn about how its position near the Tropic of Capricorn influences its climate. They use maps with keys to identify South Africa's nine provinces and major cities. They then go on to learn about South Africa's human geography, becoming experts in either trade and industry, agriculture and farming, food in South Africa or facts and figures about the country. Your KS2 class will then look at the physical geography of the country and learn about features such as the plateaus which cover much of the country, the Drakensberg mountain range or South Africa's stunning coastline. Children will then move on to compare school in South Africa to the UK before then exploring the vibrant city of Cape Town. Your KS2 class will become tour guides, taking their classmates on a tour to an area of the city they have researched. The end of the unit focusses on the drought which hit Cape Town in 2018 and what the city's residents did to save water as the city came close to running out of this precious resource.

This six-lesson KS2 Geography Planning Pack contains everything you need to deliver these engaging lessons about South Africa. Included are engaging slideshows, detailed lesson plans, fully differentiated activities and high-quality printable resources for every lesson. Want more Africa themed lessons? Download this excellent Art of Africa Planning Pack and dive into the rich culture of African Art. Your KS2 class will love it!

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#Lesson1LocatingSouthAfrica

In this Locating South Africa KS2 Lesson Pack, children will begin by locating Africa on a map of the world's continents.

Using the engaging slideshow that comes as part of this pack, children will then look at the position of South Africa in relation to the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. They will then study maps of South Africa to identify its nine provinces and major cities. Children will learn how to use keys to read a map and will get chance to create their own.

This KS2 Geography Pack is ready to teach, with a detailed lesson plan, engaging slides for input and differentiated activities, all at the click of a button.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Map sheets
  • Worksheets
  • Challenge sheet
#Lesson2TheHumanGeographyofSouthAfrica

In this Human Geography of South Africa KS2 Lesson Pack, children will begin by sorting human and physical features of South Africa.

They will then go off and research an aspect of South Africa's human geography. They will find out about either agriculture and farming, South Africa's industries, South African food or facts and figures about the country.

This KS2 Geography pack is bursting to the seams with everything you will need. Contained in the pack is an interactive slideshow, a detailed lesson plan and high-quality differentiated texts and resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Fact cards
  • Research sheets
  • Mind map sheets
  • Worksheet
#Lesson3ThePhysicalGeographyofSouthAfrica

In this Physical Geography of South Africa KS2 Lesson Pack, children will begin by finding out about the different landscapes of South Africa.

The interactive slideshow that comes as part of this pack will transport children to the rolling plateaus, Drankensberg Mountains and coastlines of this incredible country. They will use detailed research texts to find out about one of these landscapes in detail and will feed back to the class at the end of the lesson what they have discovered.

This KS2 Geography Pack will help you bring South Africa to your classroom! Everything you need to teach this engaging lesson is included.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Fact cards
  • Worksheet
  • Research sheets
  • Research tables
  • Question sheet
#Lesson4ComparingSchoolsinSouthAfricaandtheUK

In this Comparing Schools in South Africa and the UK KS2 Lesson Pack, children will begin by thinking about what differences they expect to find between schools in the two countries.

The engaging slideshow, crammed full of information about school life in South Africa, then helps the children understand what the South African education system is like. They will learn that the school year starts in mid-January and that half-term breaks do not exist! They will then think about the similarities and differences between the two education systems and consider where they would prefer to go to school.

This KS2 Geography Pack contains everything you need to help your class understand what school is like in South Africa. Included is a detailed slideshow, a lesson plan with differentiated activities, worksheets and fact sheets too!

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheets
  • Fact sheets
#Lesson5LifeinCapeTown

In this Life in Cape Town KS2 Lesson Pack, children will begin by learning about the reasons for urbinisation in South Africa. They will find out the strain this has put on cities such as Cape Town.

In the main part of the lesson, children will imagine they are working for a tour guide company and will research a different area of the city. Some children will become experts in Table Mountain whilst others will learn about the colourful Bo-Kaap area. There's also Clifton's Beaches, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Stadium and the many Township areas to explore. At the end of the lesson, they will take their fellow classmates on a tour to their area of the city!

This KS2 Geography Pack brings Cape Town's incredible sights to your classroom. Everything you need to help your class become experts and speak confidently about this incredible city is included.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Research sheets
  • Tour guide sheet
  • Sentence starter cards
  • Worksheet
  • City cards
#Lesson6DroughtinSouthAfrica

In this Drought in South Africa KS2 Lesson Pack, children will begin by finding out what a drought is and the problems it can cause.

The engaging slideshow, complete with a video to bring the lesson to life, then teaches children about the recent drought which nearly brought Cape Town close to running out of water for its inhabitants. Children will meet a Cape Town resident in the video and find out what she did to save water during the drought. They will then be tasked with creating posters to advise Cape Town residents how to reduce their water useage in the event of a future drought.

This KS2 Geography Pack is ready to teach and contains everything you will need to teach children sensitively about the problems with drought in South Africa.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Case study sheet
  • Worksheets
  • Population sheet
  • Question cards
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • locate the worldโ€™s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
  • 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)
  • 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
  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

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