Italy Today: Physical Geography
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.
- Lesson plan
- Activity ideas
- Differentiated worksheets
- Alps Information Sheet
- Apennines Information Sheet
- Alps and Apennines Statement Cards