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Exploring St Lucia

Exploring St Lucia

This set of resources is designed for teaching the KS2 Geography unit Exploring St Lucia. The planning, presentations and activities are also available individually on the TES. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Exploring St Lucia - medium term plan

Exploring St Lucia - medium term plan

This is the medium term plan for the KS2 Geography unit Exploring St Lucia. A topic cover page is also included. The presentations and activities described in the planning are available on the TES, either as individual lessons or as a bundle. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Identifying similarities and differences between the UK and St Lucia

Identifying similarities and differences between the UK and St Lucia

This resource is designed for KS2 children. It is part of a wider unit called Exploring St Lucia which is designed to teach children about a contrasting non-European country. First the presentation introduces children to key vocabulary. It then outlines similarities and differences between the St Lucia and the UK including: - location in the world - population - languages - currency - heads of state - physical geography - employment The first activity helps children to recap what they have learned about the St Lucia and the UK. The follow up activity then challenges them to identify similarities and differences between the two countries. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Comparing the weather of St Lucia and the UK

Comparing the weather of St Lucia and the UK

This resource is designed for KS2 children. It is part of a wider unit called Exploring St Lucia which is designed to teach children about a contrasting non-European country. First the presentation introduces children to the tropical climate zone (dry and wet seasons) and its associated weather (i.e. high temperatures and high rainfall). It compares this with temperate climates such as that of the UK. Children are also encouraged to interpret data from a climate graph for St Lucia. Finally, other aspects of a tropical climate are covered including tropical storms and hurricanes. The accompanying differentiated true/false activity helps children to recap what they have learned about the climates of St Lucia and the UK. There is also an extension activity. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Using compass directions to locate places in St Lucia

Using compass directions to locate places in St Lucia

This resource is designed for KS2 children. It is part of a wider unit called Exploring St Lucia which is designed to teach children about a contrasting non-European country. First the presentation introduces children to the directions of the compass. It then helps children to locate places in St Lucia using compass directions - first using the four cardinal points (N, E, S, W), then also using the four ordinal points (NE, SE, SW, NW). The accompanying activity gives children a chance to locate places in St Lucia using both the cardinal and ordinal points of the compass. It is differentiated two ways. There is also an extension activity which challenges children to think about where places in St Lucia are located in relation to each other (e.g. Castries is north of Mount Gimie). If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Investigating satellite photos of St Lucia

Investigating satellite photos of St Lucia

This resource is designed for KS2 children. It is part of a wider unit called Exploring St Lucia which is designed to teach children about a contrasting non-European country. The presentation introduces children to satellite photos. It then challenges them to use their detective skills to identify various human and physical geographical features in St Lucia. It is accompanied by a writing-based activity and extension. The main activity challenges children to identify the features in the satellite photos and explain their reasoning. It is differentiated three ways: - LA: Children identify 1 feature per satellite photo. - MA: Children identify 2 features per satellite photo. - UA: Children identify 3 features per satellite photo. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Locating St Lucia in the Caribbean

Locating St Lucia in the Caribbean

This resource is designed for KS2 children. It is part of a wider unit called Exploring St Lucia and is designed to teach children about a contrasting non-European country. The presentation recaps the continents and oceans of the world before introducing St Lucia and the wider Caribbean area. The activity challenges children to identify St Lucia and other islands in the Caribbean. The activity is differentiated three ways: - LA: Children identify 8 countries (with hints). - MA: Children identify 10 countries and 3 seas/oceans (with hints). - UA: Children identify 10 countries and 3 seas/oceans (no hints). If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk

By eddiebray

Draw arrows as to where what continent is each country  in (continent and country identification)

Draw arrows as to where what continent is each country in (continent and country identification)

Worksheet with several countries listed, the task is to draw arrows from each country as to what continent they are on, atlases can be very useful and help develop map reading/ atlas skills. Extension to the task is to work out whether if you were visiting the country if you were to drive/take a plane/ or a boat there, getting the children to think about travel, would you drive to Australia for example? This worksheet can be used as a base and edited as to how you like. I used this after the easter holidays are the countries listed were places the class teddies had visited over the holidays.

By mulroym

Through the key hole North & South America Topic Art

Through the key hole North & South America Topic Art

Invite the children to research a state/capital/American attraction. They should imagine they are looking through a key hole at this destination and draw what they see. They should also write a short paragraph about this destination. There are 44 challenges so each child can have a different challenge and act as class experts to teach the class about their destination.

By JasmineKay-Moyle