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Italy Today

£12.00
SKU G34CS40500
Continents and Countries Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes Key Stage 2 Geography Skills and Fieldwork Human Geography Locational and Place Knowledge Physical Geography Geography Year 3 Year 4

In this KS2 Geography scheme for Y3 and Y4, children will find out about all the different aspects of this amazing, historic country.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

They will begin by learning where Italy is in the world, and then discover the physical geography of the country, with a focus on one of Italy’s active volcanoes, Mount Vesuvius! Children will explore the country’s many famous cities and landmarks, and immerse themselves in the culture of Italy.

#Lesson1WhereisItaly

Where in the world is Italy? Children begin by finding Italy on a world map. They then look in more detail at the country, and find out about the location of its regions, the bordering countries, the seas and the islands that are part of Italy. Children record what they have learnt on their own maps of Italy, or use a map to complete a fact file about the country.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated activities
  • Map of Italy
  • Italy Labels
  • Italy Fact File Sheet
#Lesson2PhysicalGeography

What is physical geography? In this lesson, children will find out what this means, and will begin to learn how to interpret a physical map by identifying Italy’s two main mountain ranges, the Alps and Apennines. They will find out about the highest peaks in each region, and be encouraged to describe the mountain ranges with geographical vocabulary. They will also learn about the location of the longest river in Italy, the Po. In their independent activities, children will find out more about the Alps and Apennines, and consolidate their learning through different challenges. Alternatively, they can use atlases or Google Maps to track the course of the River Po through northern Italy.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Alps Information Sheet
  • Apennines Information Sheet
  • Alps and Apennines Statement Cards
#Lesson3Volcanoes

In this exciting lesson, children will find out what volcanoes are, including why and how they erupt, and the harmful effect they can have on the surrounding human, animal and plant life. They will learn about the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii in 79AD. Children will then use their knowledge and understanding to create informative advertisements for tourists visiting the ruins of Pompeii, or alternatively, they will build their own working volcano!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Volcano Information Sheet
  • Eruption of Pompeii Sheet
  • Picture Card Cut-Outs Sheet
  • Model Volcano Instructions Sheet
  • Mount Vesuvius Photo Cards
#Lesson4CitiesandLandmarks

What is human geography? In this lesson, children will begin to explore Italy by looking at its famous cities and their landmarks as a class. Then in groups, they will research a city in more depth and prepare a presentation to show to the rest of the class. Alternatively, they can create a postcard from a city of their choice, expressing their experiences, opinions and thoughts about the place using both pictures and words.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Fact Sheets
  • Picture Cards
  • Postcard Template
#Lesson5ItalianCulture

What is culture? Children will recap on and continue to develop their understanding of the human geography of Italy in this lesson, by looking at different aspects of the country’s culture. They will independently research areas including food and drink, religion, festivals, family, fashion and music. Children will then use their knowledge to answer a range of different tourists’ questions, or as a group, create a magazine about the culture of Italy.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Culture Information Sheets
  • Magazine Pages
#Lesson6Whathavewelearnt

In this final lesson, children will recap on everything that they have discovered about Italy, and consolidate their learning. They will use their understanding to either create an informative lapbook about the country, or to play a game testing their knowledge of all the different aspects of Italy today.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Challenge Cards
  • Lapbook Templates
  • Pizza Race Game Board and Slices
  • Question Cards
  • Instruction Cards
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - locate the world’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
  • 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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