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20 October 2014
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Coasts - Lesson Plan for Use Online

  • To know how coastlines change.
National Curriculum
  • England Key Stage 2 Geography 1a, 2a, 2d, 3d, 3e, 4b, 6c
  • Wales Key Stage 2 Geography 1.1, 1.4, 1.9, 1.10, 3.1
  • Northern Ireland Key Stage 2 Geography : The Environment
  • Scotland 5-14 Guidelines Environmental Studies : People and Place - The Physical Environment
  • Computer(s) with access to the Internet
  • Notebooks, pencils
Teaching Activities

  • Children should have some knowledge of coasts before the lesson.
  • Explain to the class that they are going to examine how coastlines may be eroded.
  • Ask the class to think about how coastline might be worn away.
  • Brainstorm their ideas on board.
  • Ask class what they might want to find out about coastal erosion.
  • List questions on board such as
  1. What causes erosion?
  2. How are cliffs eroded?
  3. Why are some parts eroded more than others?
  • Explain to class that they are going to try to find answers to these questions and other useful information using the web site.
  • Show them the pages they will need to start at
  • They should finish on page 9
  • Explain that they can use the animations and the glossary to help their research
  • Children should work individually or in pairs and write answers in notebooks.
  • As a class go through the questions and answer. What new pieces of information have they learnt?
  • Children to bring in pictures of coastline (from holidays) and identify what erosion has taken place.
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