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A highland landscape is described before, during and after glaciation. Around 10,000 years ago, Scotland was in the grip of an ice age with massive ice sheets and glaciers covering the landscape. These transformed a landscape formed by rivers to a glaciated landscape with sharper, deeper and more dramatic features.
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16 March 2007

Classroom Ideas

Three stages are shown: before, during and after the ice age, and the characteristic features and dominant processes of each one could be illustrated using annotated diagrams taken from the video. Screenshots of each stage in the landscape development could be provided with spaces for the students to label distinctive features (such as rivers, v-shaped valleys) and the dominant processes which are in operation at the time (vertical erosion by water). In this way the sequence of glacial landform development could be clearly, but simply shown.