Geography KS1 / KS2: Living in hilly cities - Edinburgh and Addis Ababa

Rose, 8, from Edinburgh and Eden, 14, from Addis Ababa tell us about life in their respective cities.

From the bustling and expanding city of Addis Ababa to the quaint cobbled streets of Medieval Edinburgh, Rose and Eden reveal the similarities and differences of living in two places surrounded by and built upon hills and mountains.

Both children give us a tour of their cities, tell us about daily life and highlight features of their geographical surroundings.

We learn about the weather, what it’s like to live in a hilly area, how they travel to school, their hobbies, where they go shopping, and the food that they eat, along with interesting and quirky observations about their environments.

Together the two children’s lives highlight the cultural and geographical similarities and differences of two distinct places.

This is from the series: Your World

Teacher Notes

Pupils could make lists of how Edinburgh and Addis Ababa are similar and different.

What are the different geographical features they see in the clip?

Pupils could be asked to locate where both cities are on a world map, the continents that they belong to and the surrounding seas.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Geography at KS1 and KS2 in England and Wales, Early and 1st level and 2nd Level in Scotland and Foundation and KS1 in Northern Ireland.

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