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What is China Like?

£10.00
SKU G56CS40500

In this China KS2 Geography scheme of work, your Year 5 or Year 6 children will be immersed in the amazing country of China as they learn about its human and physical geography. Each of the five ready-to-teach lessons explores a different aspect of this incredible country, giving your children a great overview of what China is like.

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

They will start by exploring China's location and its many diverse physical features, before going on to learn about the country’s economic growth and the effect this has had on both the people and the land. Finally, they will explore the famous attractions and culture of China.

This China KS2 lesson plan pack provides all the downloadable teaching resources you need to deliver this whole scheme of work, including detailed and easy-to-follow lesson plans, slideshow presentations for each of the teaching inputs, differentiated activity ideas and a range of handy printable teaching resources. All you need to do is download, teach and enjoy!

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

#Lesson1TheLocationofChina

In this Location of China lesson for KS2, your Year 5 or Year 6 children will learn where in the world China is and explore its political geography. They will learn that China is the most populous country in the world, look at the different regions of China, and begin to understand the differences between them. Children will find out what a megacity is, and how many of these are in China.

They will then bring all of this knowledge and understanding together in their independent work through a variety of differentiated activities.

This Location of China lesson pack comes with an easy-to-follow lesson plan, a slideshow for the whole class teaching input and a range of differentiated printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Maps of China
  • Map of China’s Megacities
  • The Megacities of China Sheet
#Lesson2PhysicalGeography

In this lesson, your KS2 children will explore the physical geography of China. They will explore three vastly different landscapes in China (mountainous, river, desert), exploring their features and characteristics. They will also explore the impact of human development on the physical geography of these areas.

In their independent activities, children look at the causes, effects and possible solutions for desertification. In the alternate activity, they explore the positive and negative impact of the Three Gorges Dam on China.

This Physical Geography of China planning pack comes with all the resources you need to deliver this fascinating lesson. There's a detailed lesson plan, a slideshow for the whole class teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and a range of handy printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Desertification Information Sheet
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Viewpoint Cards
#Lesson3EconomicGrowth

In this lesson, your KS2 children will find out about the economic growth of China, what this means and the impact economic growth has had on the country and its population, both positive and negative.

During their independent activities, children will look in more detail at China’s world exports. Or, in the 'Fancy Something Different?' activity, children will explore the effect that economic growth has had on air pollution in the country.

This Economic Growth of China lesson contains a lesson plan, an informative slideshow for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and a variety of printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Table of China’s Exports
  • Map of the World
  • Air Pollution Information Sheet
#Lesson4TheGreatWallofChina

This Great Wall of China KS2 Geography lesson starts by exploring what a tourist attraction is before looking in more detail at China's most popular tourist attraction – the Great Wall of China. They will find out when, where, how and why it was built, as well as discussing the landmark’s current condition and usage.

During their independent work, children will have the chance to produce a guidebook for a tourist company who arranges visits for schools to see the Great Wall of China. Alternatively, they can investigate another popular Chinese tourist attraction from a given set of research cards.

This Great Wall of China lesson comes fully prepared for you to deliver to your class. There's an easy-to-follow lesson plan, an engaging slideshow for the whole class teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and a range of printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • The Great Wall of China Information Sheets
  • Picture Cards
  • Guidebook Template
  • Tourist Attraction Research Cards
#Lesson5ChineseCulture

In this Chinese Culture lesson for KS2, your Year 5/6 children will explore different aspects of Chinese culture. In groups, they will spend some time researching areas such as food and drink, leisure, sport and traditions, before sharing their knowledge with one another and taking part in a class quiz!

Alternatively, children research what education and schools are like in China, and then hold a class discussion to debate the question: Should our education system be more like China’s?

This Chinese Culture lesson pack provides all the resources you need to deliver this lesson, including a lesson plan, a slideshow for the whole class teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and a range of helpful printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Chinese Culture Information Packs
  • Chinese Culture Quiz Q&A Sheet
  • Culture Experts Labels
  • Education in China Factsheet
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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 - 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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