Modern Europe

Block D - Spain

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!

Join the world’s top cyclists to take a road trip through the varying geography of Spain. Stop off en-route to try your hand at some classic Spanish cooking and learn about the origins of some of Spain’s more famous dishes and their links to the physical and human geography of Andalusia, Valencia and the Cantabrian Mountains.

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 geography of La Vuelta

Look at the geography of the 2015 Vuelta course. Use your map skills to identify the physical and human geography of some key stages and brief the cyclists - it’s going to be a tough ride!

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02: Stages 1-6: exploring Andalusia

Join the first 6 stages of La Vuelta and explore the landscape and human geography of Andalusia. Try your hand at cooking some of Andalusia’s most famous Spanish cuisine - tapas.

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03: Stages 10: exploring Valencia

Join Stage 10 of La Vuelta from Valencia to Castellon and explore the local geography. Try your hand at cooking the famous local dish of paella.

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04: Stages 14-16: exploring the Cantabrian Mountains

Join the big climbs of La Vuelta. Take in the views from the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain as you explore stages 14-16. Have a go at baking the local treat of Sobao Pasiego - the cyclists will need it after these mountain stages!