Mountains, Rivers and Coasts

Block D - Mountains - what are they?

In this fascinating topic, you will learn what mountains, rivers and coasts actually are, some of the forces that help create and shape these important features, and the effects they have on the world around them. You will learn about the climates, human interactions, and lifestyles shaped by the mountains, rivers and coasts of the world.

Become an enthusiastic mountain expert! Locate the highest peaks, identify mountain ranges, and research key facts about these. Create 3D mountain models and create presentations to share expertise!

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: The 7 summits

Using an atlas, locate the highest peaks in each of the 7 continents, identify to which mountain ranges they belong and in which countries the ranges are.

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02: How are mountains formed?

Discover how mountain ranges are formed and begin to understand the composition of the earth.

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03: Mountain climates

Learn the correct geographical language to describe the features of mountains and find out about mountain climates.

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04: The Andes or the Alps

Research and understand the key physical features of the Alps or the Andes.

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05: Making a mountain range

Recreate an area of either the Andes or the Alps mountain ranges in a 3D model.

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06: Presenting your findings

Use your model to present an instructional presentation that showcases your expert knowledge of the Alps or the Andes mountain ranges.