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England

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Key Stage 2 Geography, QCA Scheme of Work:-
  • Unit 10 A village in India - the unit refers to Chembakolli, but is designed to use with other LEDC localities. Mexico City is such a locality.

  • Unit 13 A contrasting UK locality - with Belfast as an alternative to Llandundno

  • Unit 14 Investigating rivers - with Belfast's River Lagan illustrating rivers in urban as well as rural landscapes

  • Unit 15 The mountain environment - since Mexico City is interestingly at 2309m but south of the Tropic of Cancer.

Knowledge, skills and understanding
    Geographical enquiry
  • 1a  Ask geographical questions
  • 1b  Collect and record evidence
  • 1c  Analyse evidence and draw conclusions
    Geographical skills
  • 2a  Use appropriate geographical vocabulary
  • 2c  Use atlases and globes, and maps and plans at a range of scales
  • 2d  Use secondary sources of information, including aerial photos
  • 2f   Use ICT to help in geographical investigations
    Knowledge and understanding of places
  • 3a  Identify and describe what places are like.
  • 3b  Know the location of places and environments studied and other significant places and environments.
  • 3c  Describe where places are
  • 3d  Explain why places are like they are
  • 3e  Identify how and why places change
  • 3f  Describe and explain how and why places are siilar to and different from other places in the same country and elsewhere in the world
  • 3g  Recognise how places fit within a wider geographical context and are interdependent.
    Knowledge and understanding of patterns and processes
  • 4a  Recognise and explain patterns made by individual physical and human features in the environment.
  • 4b  Recognise some physical and human processes and explain how these can cause changes in places and environments.
    Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development.
  • 5a  Recognise how people can improve the environment and how decisions about places and environments affect the future quality of people’s lives.
    Locality and themes
  • 6a  knowledge skills and understanding through the study of a locality in the UK.
  • 6b  Knowledge, skills and understanding through the study of a locality in a country that is less economically developed.
  • 6d  How settlements differ and change, including why they differ in size and character, and an issue arising from changes in land use.
  • 7a  Study at a range of scales local, regional and national.
  • 7b  Study a range of places and environments in different parts of the world including the UK and European Union.
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Scotland

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Scottish 5-14 Curriculum : Environmental studies Main focus attainment outcome : Social Subjects – People and Place.
    Knowledge and Understanding Strands
  • Using maps
  • The Physical Environment
  • The Human Environment
  • Human- Physical Interactions
    Knowledge and Understanding Strands – People in Society
  • People and Needs in Society
  • Rules, Rights and Responsibilities in Society
  • Conflict and Decision Making in Society
    Skills Strand
  • Preparing for the task
  • Carry out the task
  • Reviewing and reporting the task
    Developing Informed Attitudes
  • A commitment to learning
  • Respect and care for self and others
  • Social and environmental responsibility
    ICT
  • There is also the opportunity to explore issues relating to RME and citizenship through the context of People in Society.
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Wales

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Focus: Two contrasting localities, one in Wales or elsewhere in the European Union and one in a less economically developed country.
    1. Geographical Enquiry and Skills
  • 1.1 Observe and ask questions about geographical features and issues
  • 1.3 Analyse evidence, draw conclusions or opinions and communicate findings
  • 1.4 use and extend geographical vocabulary
  • 1.7 Make and use maps andplans at a variety of scales
    2. Places
  • 2.1 Where the locality is and how it links to other localities
  • 2.2 What the locality is like and what geographical patterns can be identified
  • 2.3 Why the locality is like this and what processes re contributing to its development
  • 2.4 How it compares with other places and what are the similarities and differences
    3. Theme
  • 3.1 Identify ways in which people affect the environment
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Northern Ireland

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NI Geography Curriculum for KS2
    Geographical Skills
  • Use photographs, plans and maps of different scales for different purposes
    Where people live and what people do
  • Major similarities and differences between places, and why many or few people live there.
    The Environment
  • Some of the ways in which people affect the environment both locally and globally
    Education (cross-curricular) Themes
  • Education for Mutual Understanding
  • Cultural Heritage
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