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Investigating India

£12.00
SKU G34CS30006
Continents and Countries Key Stage 2 Geography Skills and Fieldwork Human Geography Locational and Place Knowledge Physical Geography Geography Year 3 Year 4

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India! Sacred rivers, towering mountains, ever-changing climate, rich culture, beautiful temples and bustling cities. This 'Investigating India' scheme of work for KS2 children will have your class mesmerised by the true essence of India.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Give your class the opportunity to investigate India’s climate and physical geography with the detailed maps and resources provided in this scheme of work. Your children will explore the major mountains and rivers that dictate India's population and climate patterns, locate major cities in India and investigate the human and physical features found there. The children will also compare and contrast India to the United Kingdom with the use of detailed image cards and clear maps and photos.

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'India' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1WhatandwhereisIndia

The first lesson in this scheme of work introduces your class to India. They will locate the country on a map and look at the major seas and countries that surround it. Your class will learn some interesting facts about India including its population, official name and capital city. Physical and population density maps of India will be shown and children will begin to understand what these maps mean. They will also find out about the six different climate regions in India and the types of weather patterns India experiences.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Monsoon information sheets
  • Poster templates
#Lesson2IndiasMountainRanges

The second lesson in this scheme of work gives your class the opportunity to investigate how mountains are formed. Your children will briefly learn about the five ways mountains are formed and view pictures that help explain the different types. They can then explore six major mountain ranges in India, how they were formed and how tall they are, as well as some other interesting facts about them.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Mount Everest story
  • Cartoon template
#Lesson3IndiasRivers

Explore the extensive river system in India as your class view maps of India’s rivers and begin to understand how many streams and tributaries there are in the country. Children will learn how rivers work and what they are used for across the land. They will also investigate the Ganges and the Narmada river in detail and learn some interesting facts about each one, as well as having the chance to find out about the famous Indus river and its ancient civilisation.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated question cards
  • River images
  • Maharashtra flood story and images
  • Question wheel
  • Instructions
#Lesson4IndiasCities

Take your class to into India’s urban areas in this lesson as your class explore some of India’s major cities. They will start by identifying the difference between human and physical features before using photos of Indian cities to identify these features for themselves. They will start to compare the cities and describe their different features using appropriate vocabulary.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Aerial photos
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson5IndiasCulture

The fifth lesson in this scheme of work looks at some aspects of India’s culture. Your class will be amazed at the variety of traditions and customs Indian people adhere to. You will explore India's art, architecture, clothing, religion and cuisine with your class and discuss the things your children know about the Indian culture. This lesson has opportunities to discuss how the Indian culture influences other countries and communities.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Culture fact cards
  • Questionnaire templates
#Lesson6ComparingIndiatotheUnitedKingdom

Give your class the opportunity to consolidate all their knowledge of India as they compare it to the United Kingdom. Your class will look at different features of India and the United Kingdom and find similarities and differences. The geography, climate, physical features, human features and farms are discussed in this lesson for both countries. Your children will look at images, maps and information, and discuss what is similar and different about the two areas. There is even an opportunity to act out an interview between a travel agent and a tourist.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Destination images
  • Match-up cards
  • Tourist question sheet
  • Travel agent sheet
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America
  • 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
  • KS2 - use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
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