A full lesson for KS2 exploring the importance of the River Nile to the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Why was Ancient Egypt the ‘Gift of the Nile’? In this lesson, pupils will play a map-work game in pairs to help them to investigate the basic geography of Ancient Egypt. Then they will learn about the important natural resources provided by the River Nile and its role in farming. Pupils will use their new knowledge to create an information poster about the Nile and an optional extension activity will challenge pupils to explore modern-day maps of Egypt to make comparisons. Objectives: To understand the importance of the River Nile in Ancient Egypt To give examples of the natural resources The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.
This clear, detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students revising knowledge relating to rivers, as a part of their study of physical geography. It contains comprehensive sections on: Overview; Diagram and Terminology; Notable Rivers; Important Facts; World’s Longest Rivers; Key Vocabulary. The organiser is designed to help children to learn the relevant physical geography knowledge from the KS2 Geography National Curriculum, however it can be adapted for other age groups if necessary. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
Investigating Rivers is a Geography unit suitable for KS2 (Y4-6). The planning overview and topic title page can be downloaded for free here. Lessons include: L1 - Understanding the water cycle L2 - Identifying features of a river system L3 - Identifying characteristics of the three stages of a river L4 - Investigating features of the River Thames L5 - Thinking about the different ways we use water L6 - Understanding the impacts of floods and droughts Each lesson includes a presentation and differentiated activities/worksheets. If you like this resource, we would appreciate a review! We will happily send you a free resource in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact us at email@example.com. For more Geography resources, check out www.teachitforward.co.uk.
AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at waterfalls and gorges and how they are formed through the processes of erosion. The starter is a retrieval practice grid filled in for the rivers work so far, but it’s editable. We then look at how underlying geology plays and important part in the formation of waterfalls, the pupils have some questions to answer and I sometimes get a pupil to teach this bit. We then look at how waterfalls develop, after some teacher exposition the pupils will have an outline diagram of a waterfall with some tasks to complete on the diagram. We then look at the formation of gorges and how they relate to waterfalls. This time the pupils use the diagram on the board to create one themselves. We finish with a sketch from photograph of High Force. After we have introduced the waterfall and given some detail on its formation the pupils will create a field sketch either in a blank box, or using a feint outline, which they can draw over the top of. They then label features etc. We finish with a 6-mark question similar to the 2019 May exam on physical processes and waterfalls/gorges. There is advice and guidance should the pupils need it. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice grid starter. Question answer session on how a waterfall starts to form. Blank outline actvity on the development of waterfalls over time. Diagram activity on the formation of a gorge. Worksheet activty on sketching High Force from a photograph. 6-mark GCSE question with guidance. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at drainage basins and what types of features you find within them. We start with a photo mystery starter, the pupils only see fragments of a map of the drainage basins of the UK and Ireland. The pupils try to guess what the complete picture might be. This leads onto a discussion about drainage basins and the Amazon Basin in particular. Next we look at the features within a drainage basin. The pupils will work from a worksheet and are given a description of a feature. They must find the feature on the diagram, write the description, and then for some features they draw their own zoomed-in picture of the feature. Following this the pupils get a grid of photographs of the various features and they need to work out what the feature is. The board is editable so they can play bingo as well if you want to create bingo cards. We finish with a simple post-it plenary based on a GCSE-style question. In a nutshell lesson includes: Geographical gallery of contemporary art starter Worksheet activities on the features of a drainage basin Photo grid of the features of a drainage basin. Post-it plenary. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at erosion, transportation and deposition. The starter is “which row is the odd one out”. The pupils need to work out which row has an incorrect term in. Just gets them thinking. We then look at erosion and when rivers are eroding more effectively. The pupils learn about vertical and lateral erosion and will be making some diagrams in there exercise books. They then receive a worksheet where the processes of erosion and transportation are illustrated, the pupils use an information slide (or sheet if you prefer) and label the processes on and colour code the area of the diagram where that process is displayed. We then look at how these processes vary as you progress down the long profile of a river. The pupils get another worksheet where they read the labels and draw an appropriate diagram in each box to create an illustrated log profile. We finish with a summarising pyramid plenary. In a nutshell lesson includes: Odd one out starter. Vertical and lateral erosion diagram activity Worksheet on processes of erosion Worksheet activity on processes of erosion along the course of a river Summarising pyramid Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at long and cross profiles of a river and how river valleys change shape downstream. We start with “perfect paragraph”. The pupils read a paragraph describing a drainage basin and they should try to find the errors in the paragraph and what should be added in. We then introduce long profiles, and the pupils will be plotting a long profile of a river on their worksheet. We then look at the upper, middle and lower courses of the river. The pupils shade in these sections on their graph. We complete the worksheet by looking at cross profiles and how river valley shapes change downstream. The pupils create annotated cross sections of the upper, middle and lower courses using the info slides. We finish with a 4 mark GCSE-style question “describe how the shape of a river valley changes downstream”. As always the pupils have some guidance on the question if they need it. In a nutshell lesson includes: Perfect paragraph starter. Long profile plotting exercise. Cross profile diagram activity. 4-mark GCSE-style question. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at depositional features found in the lower course of a river. The starter is a a countdown retrieval practice quiz with dramatic countdown music! We start by looking at natural levees and how they are formed. The pupils create a sequence of diagrams to show their formation based on information on the board. They are provided with outline drawings to start with to save time. We then look at the formation of floodplains. The pupils create a diagram based on the instructions on the board without actually seeing the diagram, but there is an example if they are struggling and they are given an outline floodplain to start with. We then look at the formation of estuaries. The pupils annotate a photograph to show the different features of the estuary formed by deposition. We finish on a 4 mark question on the formation of floodplains that was in an exam in 2017. I usually model the answer after the pupils have had a go. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice grid starter. Formation of levees sequential diagram. Formation and features of a floodplain diagram activity with outline. Photo annotation for estuaries. 4-mark GCSE question with guidance. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at how both meanders and ox-bow lakes are formed by both erosion and deposition. The starter is a retrieval practice grid filled in for the rivers work so far, but it’s editable. We then look at a diagram of the Mississippi flood plain and the pupils answer some questions about the archaic meanders that can be seen plotted on the diagram and how they might be formed. We then watch a short video clip on how river meanders get started. We then look at the cross section of a meander and its various features. The pupils get an outline drawing of a meander for them to colour in by numbers to start with, then label the various features on the cross section. The pupils seem to love this colourful neat diagram. The next thing we consider is riffles and pools, after discussing how they are formed the pupils create a diagram in their books for this one. We then watch a video clip on meander formation and there are some colourful diagrams to help teacher explanation. The pupils have a strip to stick in their books, there is a feint outline of the original meander to help them in their drawings. They then explain the process. We finish with a 6-mark question on the formation of ox-bow lakes with some guidance. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice grid starter. Question answer session on old Mississippi meanders diagram. Colour by numbers cross sectional diagram activity. Diagram activity on the formation of riffles and pools. Sequential diagram task on ox-bow lake formation. 6-mark GCSE question with guidance. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/markthegeographer
PPTs and supporting worksheets for the water cycle, rivers, landforms etc
6 weeks planning on the topic Rivers. Aimed at year 3 but could be adapted for other years.
Complete half term English planning for ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson for Year 5 or 6 - a book full of wonderful description and adventure. A great book for developing higher level writing. Planning includes differentiated work and on-going opportunities for assessment. Lesson resources included. This unit of work has been taught many times and has always been enjoyed by the pupils and the teachers who have taught it. I am the English Lead for my school and have always been praised for my clear and detailed planning. I have uploaded flipcharts, using Activinspire. I have also uploaded these flipcharts as a Powerpoint for those who do not have the Activinspire software. Please let me know if any resources are missing.
This lesson is part of Investigating Rivers, a unit designed for upper KS2 (Y4-6). Students are first introduced to the three stages of a river – the upper course, middle course and lower course – and some of the key features of each. The presentation then challenges students to think about the characteristics of rivers in these different stages (e.g. altitude, channel width, water speed). In the activity, students match descriptions to each stage of a river. It is differentiated two ways: Easier – Students match colour-coded descriptions to either the upper, middle or lower course of a river. Harder – Students match descriptions to either the upper, middle or lower course of a river. If you like this resource, we would appreciate a review! We will happily send you a free resource in return for a review or useful suggestions/feedback. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more Geography resources, check out www.teachitforward.co.uk.
This lesson is based around the new AQA GCSE specification. This is a lesson in the unit titled River landscapes in the UK. The main aim of this lesson is to cover the following element of the specification: - The costs and benefits of the following management strategies: * Hard engineering - dams and reservoirs, straightening, embankments, flood relief channels * Soft engineering - flood warnings and preparation, flood plain zoning, planting trees and river restoration.
Resource showing and explaining the journey of a river from source to mouth and the physical features of rivers along the way. I created this to use with my year 5 class but it would be suitable for year 6 as well. There are hyperlinks to videos on BBC learning zone and to a BBC bitesize activity - some of the questions in the activity are more complex as it is aimed at KS3 but I do not think this would be an issue as it is reinforcing what is learnt through the PowerPoint and extending the children further.
I have created this worksheet to accompany the PowerPoint I created of the same name. Created to be used with my year 5 class, though suitable for other KS2 classes. Children have to label the physical features of a river from source to mouth.
Made this for my year three class. Has a link to a BBC video, then some thought provoking slides to reflect on, based on the uses of the River Nile.
This is an 4 day English plan complete with success criteria for each day and accompanying resources to support Cross Curricular teaching of the topic, The Egyptians and can be used as an independent write. Visuals, word banks to support EAL/SEN learners. The power point can be used and after teaching through the story the children would have enough to describe her. The activity is based on describing the setting- River Nile according to the 5 senses(see, smell, touch, taste, emotions of character in this setting using adjectives or expanded nouns, powerful verbs and similes and includes a success criteria and picture stimulus on each page. Lesson 1: To plan a description of a setting using expanded nouns. Lesson 2: To roleplay and jump into the setting and act out what is seen ,heard, smelt, touch. Lesson 3: L.O: To describe a setting. Lesson 4: LO: To evaluate and edit a piece of writing.
This lesson goes through the three river processes- erosion, transportation and deposition, well suited for KS3. Students will learn about the key types of erosion and transportation and make notes and annotations in their books.
Many resources created for this book (Journey to The River Sea) including a 40 slide PowerPoint.Covers comprehension, passive and active voice, apostrophes, ambiguous writing style, identifying the subject and object in a sentence and a look at new vocabulary. The main Powerpoint only covers up to Chapter 4. There are complete lessons for Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 too. Speaking and Listening lesson on storytelling included based around a character from the novel. Was used for a Year 5 group.
A lesson on mapwork for Y3/4 in which pupils locate and name the major rivers of the UK and some of the major towns and cities that lie along their courses. 4 river/waterway maps are included but it is highly recommended you put out a class set of good quality atlases with detailed mapping of the UK in them. Pupils will need to use their skills of comparing features across different maps in order to label the major UK rivers and answer the questions below. The activity is differentiated three ways.