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20 October 2014
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Lesson Plan for Online Work

To describe how the weather affects living conditions in a locality.

Curriculum Relevance
  • English Key Stage 2 Geography: 1c, 2a,f, 3a,d, 7b
  • Wales Key Stage 2 Geography: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.8, 1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4
  • Northern Ireland Key Stage 2 Geography:

  • Scotland 5-14 Guidelines: Environmental Studies - People and Place
    The Physical Environment
    Skills Strand
    Developing Informed Attitudes

  • Worksheet 1: How the weather affects life in ....
  • Globes and atlases
  • Postcard-sized piece of white card.

  • Teaching Activities:

    • Visit the What is Weather? website (Link with Offline activity: How does weather affect you?)
    • Is weather the same everywhere in the world?

    • Group Activities

      Groups use the Weather and People section to collect information about one locality, making notes and thinking about: How does the weather affect life in this locality?

      Discuss: What would it be like to live here?

      Record group's ideas on Worksheet 1.

      Find the locality on a globe and in an atlas.

      Group 1   Barbados, W.Indies (tropical (hot, wet))
      Group 2   Aswan, Egypt (desert (hot, dry))
      Group 3   Naxos, Greece (warm temperate)
      Group 4   Belfast, N.Ireland (cool temperate)
      Group 5   Spitzbergen, Norway (polar)


      Use all the information you have to answer the questions: Would you like to live there? Why / why not?


      Each group identifies their locality on a globe and reports how the weather affects life there.


      How does the weather affect you?
      Complete Worksheet 2.

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