Mountains, Rivers and Coasts

Block H - Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

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.

Understand the effect of the first railways on coastal communities and learn about the great changes that happened during the Victorian Age that changed British leisure time.

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 seaside holiday - when did it all begin?

Discover how the Victorian era was a time of great change and in particular how the coming of railways impacted on coastal towns.

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02: It's quicker by rail!

Look at famous rail adverts encouraging holidays by the sea and begin to plan your own rail poster.

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03: Creating persuasive railway posters

Plan and paint an attractive rail poster to entice people to travel to Blackpool.

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04: Collecting data

Use census information to find out about the lives of people in the growing coastal town, Blackpool in 1901.

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05: Was it all so positive? - A debate

Debate the impact of tourism on coastal towns. Is it all positive?