Modern Europe

Block A - Introduction to Modern Europe

Discover Modern Europe in this exciting and informative topic. Understand the amazing physical and human geography of Modern Europe. Travel around, learn key facts and explore the varied countries that make up our European continent. Develop skills in human and physical geography and further your historical and cultural knowledge of these countries as well!

Understand the amazing physical and human geography of Modern Europe. Create a map of Europe and personalise a passport recording your achievements. Investigate key European physical features. Research a European capital city for a display and examine the weather from each of Europe’s climate zones before deciding what to pack for your travels!

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: My Europe: Take to the rails!

Create a class display of a map of Europe; begin to research locations in further detail; personalise a passport that will record your achievements during this block.

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02: River deep, mountain high

Investigate key European rivers and mountains and create your own Snakes and Ladders style game that shows your knowledge.

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03: Cracking captials!

Research a European capital city and prepare information text to accompany a photograph to be mounted on the class display.

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04: Pack your bags

Research the weather from each of Europe’s climate zones; decide what to pack for your travels by painting or drawing appropriate clothing onto outline people.

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05 and 06: Representing geographical features

Design and build a model to represent the human and/or physical features of a European location; annotate your model with geography questions.

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07: Report writing to annotate model

Write a high quality piece of information text to accompany your model that demonstrates all the geography knowledge you have mastered in this block.