Comparing People and Places

Block F - Alps

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.

Learn fascinating facts about the awesome Alps. Make models and use maps to help investigate the key features of the Alps. Learn about the countries around these mountains and study their fascinating cultures. Invite visitors into the classroom to share your learning.

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: Alps from above

Study aerial maps and use Google Maps to become familiar with the heights of the mountains; recognise some of the features of the Alps, including recognising some glacial features; make a group model of the Alps from modroc.

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02: The Natural Alps

Recognise vegetation and climate of the Alpine mountains and compare to life in the foothills; paint and decorate the group model to reflect the vegetation and climate.

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03: Living in the Alps

Be familiar with the countries containing the Alps, including the languages, foods and capital cities; understand more of the lifestyle of those people living in these countries; include examples of settlements on the Modroc model, including some features of tourism.

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04: Build a ski lift

Explore a section of the Alps involved with ski tourism, including the hotels, shops and cable cars; plan, design and make a ski button lift model with working mechanisms to take a person to the top of a mountain on the Modroc model; invite visitors into the classroom to see the Modroc models.