Comparing People and Places

Block E - Peruvian Andes

Travel around the world in this exciting topic, as you compare disparate peoples and places in the UK, Europe, North America and South America. Look at your own area and discover the similarities and differences between where you live and these other intriguing locations. Develop a range of skills and increase your expertise in a number of curriculum areas, including key human and physical geography goals.

Journey through the Peruvian Andes and learn about the culture and natural resources of the region. Explore the impact of tourism, and design and launch your own tourism App that links images to online information about the area.

This Topic is written for Upper 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: Researching the Peruvian Andes

Take a trip to the Peruvian Andes as representatives of a newly formed local tourism office. Create your own narrative of the geography of the region and carry out some effective research into great websites and sources of online information on the region that might interest tourists.

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02: Land use and tourism in the Peruvian Andes

Travel to the Peruvian Andes as representatives of the local tourist board. Collect information on local land use and tourism. Back at your tourism offices analyse a range of travel Apps to generate ideas for your own App launch.

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03: Developing a tourism App for the Peruvian Andes

Become a picture librarian and select some powerful online images that reflect the land use of the Peruvian Andes. Link these photos to some of your ‘reliable’ information websites and design your very own tourism App for the region.

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04: Peruvian Andes tourism App launch

Use MIT App Inventor to create a live App for launch. Develop your own marketing campaign, thinking about your audience, and create an eye-catching poster to kick-start your App launch.