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NORTHERN IRELAND: KEY STAGE 2 GEOGRAPHY
Rivers and Coasts Activities
  What is a river? How do rivers change? People and rivers What is a coast? How do coasts change? People and coasts The water cycle What happens when rivers meet the coast? Glossary Printable worksheets Lesson Plans
Levels 3 to 4
GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS
Use photographs, plans and maps of different scales for different purposes X X X X X X X X      
Draw simple plans and maps without the use of scale                      
Use the eight points of the compass                      
Use a key of Ordnance Survey symbols to identify some familiar features                      
Use letter number co-ordinates and four figure grid references                      
Use a globe and the contents and index in an atlas to locate places, including the continents, oceans, equator, poles, countries and capitals of the British Isles and any other places studied                      
Observe, measure, record, present and discuss field work information and information from other sources (using information technology as appropriate)                   X  
WEATHER
The collection, recording and explanation of data relating to the main elements of the weather                      
The differences between places with contrasting weather conditions                      
The effects of weather on the lives of people here and elsewhere                      
The effects of extreme weather events upon the lives of people here and elsewhere   X X                
WHERE PEOPLE LIVE AND WHAT PEOPLE DO
Major similarities and differences between places, and why many or few people live there (by comparing a rural or urban area in Northern Ireland with a contrasting area in Europe or the wider world)                      
Some of the different jobs people do to provide goods and services                      
Stages in the preparation and journey of a product from raw materials to the consumer                      
The effects of a natural disaster or lack of basic resources on a place and on peoples' lives     X                
THE ENVIRONMENT
Learn about the location, size, shape and use of common landscape features X X X X X X   X X X X
Learn about some of the plants and animals which live in a chosen habitat in Northern Ireland                      
Learn about the importance and use of natural resources in Northern Ireland     X     X X   X X X
Some of the ways in which people affect the environment both locally and globally     X     X     X    
Issues associated with conservation of the environment                      
EDUCATIONAL (CROSS-CURRICULAR) THEMES
Education for Mutual Understanding (EMU)                      
Cultural Heritage   X X   X X          
Health Education                      
Information Technology