Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson)
Geography - Settlement Shapes (Whole lesson)

A whole lesson with a range of differentiated activities aimed at teaching students the features of, and differences between; linear, nucleated and dispersed settlement shapes.

Includes: snappy starter, animated explainers, key points, class discussion, differentiated activities, assessment opportunities, a homework task and lesson evaluation. All resources are included, along with a lesson plan and teacher notes.

The main aim is…
For students to learn the features of, and differences between linear, nucleated and dispersed settlement shapes.

Key ideas and content…
Nucleated, linear and dispersed are all settlement shapes.
Settlements grow in different shapes for different reasons.
Nucleated settlements will grow around a feature.
Linear settlements will grow along a feature.

To differentiate…
There is differentiation in the lesson.
Provide the essential words for the summary activity.
Students could work on the photo analysis together.

To extend…
Use the superstar activities.
Get the maps out / photocopy and cut out to pick out actual settlement shapes.

To assess…
The photo analysis and the summary activity allow progress to be demonstrated and assessed.
The homework could also be assessed.

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Created: Feb 21, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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