Seaside holidays (history and geography) - PowerPoint lessons and worksheets
A set of powerpoint lessons looking at the history and geography of seaside holidays, plus activities, worksheets and display resources.
Seaside mind map: For AfL
Seaside introduction: Looks at why we go to the seaside, and how it differs from other places. It shows pictures of the countryside, town, and seaside, asking children to point out the differences.
What is the seaside like?: Looks at photographs to explore the human and physical features of coastal locations
When do we go on holiday and what do we see?: Looks at the different times of year we have school holidays, and how they coincide with religious festivals. It shows photographs of different objects and activities at modern seaside resorts.
Seaside in the past: 18 seaside photographs from 1880 until the 2000s. The children are asked to talk about what they see in each picture.
Human and physical features: A study of Blackpool, with photographs and maps, to explore the key human and physical features of the resort. The children can match features they see in photographs to a map. There are also links to British seaside tourist websites.
Looking at aerial photographs: Eight seaside locations to look for human and physical features.
How has the seaside changed?: Six pictures of seasides in the past to look at and discuss.
Pictures of seasides in the past: Six pictures of seasides in the past to look at and discuss.
The Victorian seaside: A look at how seaside resorts developed, and why people in Victorian times enjoyed going to the seaside. It looks at the different things that children did at the seaside, and compares them to what children do today.
Acrostic poem
Aerial photographs of different seaside locations showing pictures of coastal locations around the UK
Playing cards
Colouring pictures
My favourite environment worksheet
Packing list: Ready to go on holiday
My seaside holiday with seaside border, to write a description
Passport of places visited to itemise and describe where they have been
Passport: A blank passport to fill in
Postcard; blank to fill in
Stamps to use on the postcards
Seaside border paper for writing
Seaside holidays in the past: Compare 2 pictures to see how things were different in the past.
Seaside pictures past and present: For activities such as ordering events, describing, comparing etc
Survey – places visited: For a class survey
Topic covers x 4: With ‘The Seaside’ / ‘Seaside Holidays’ headings
Town country seaside description: To describe the different areas
UK jigsaw: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
UK map: To mark out places visited
What can you find at the seaside: For making a list
What can you see?
Pictures of the town, seaside and countryside to describe
Plus lots more!
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  • 1-Seaside-Introduction.pptx
  • 1-Seaside-mindmap.pptx
  • 2-What-is-the-seaside-like.pptx
  • 3-When-do-we-go-on-holiday---what-do-we-see.pptx
  • 4-Seasides-in-the-past.pptx
  • 5-Human-and-Physical-features.pptx
  • 5-Looking-at-aerial-photographs-of-the-seaside.pptx
  • 6-How-has-the-seaside-changed.pptx
  • 6-Pictures-of-seasides-in-the-past.pptx
  • 6-The-Victorian-seaside.pptx
  • Acrostic-poem---Seaside.pdf
  • Aerial-photographs-of-different-seaside-locations.pdf
  • Cards---seaside-holiday-objects.pdf
  • Colouring---seaside-pictures.pdf
  • My-favourite-environment.pdf
  • My-packing-list.pdf
  • My-seaside-holiday.pdf
  • Passport-of-places-visited.pdf
  • Passport-to-fill-in.pdf
  • Postcard.pdf
  • Seaside-border-paper.pdf
  • Seaside-holidays-in-the-past.pdf
  • Seaside-pictures-past-and-present.pdf
  • Stamps.pdf
  • Survey---places-visited.pdf
  • Topic-cover-Seaside-x-4.pdf
  • Town-country-seaside-description.pdf
  • UK-jigsaw.pdf
  • UK-map---labelling.pdf
  • What-can-you-find-at-the-seaside.pdf
  • What-can-you-see-in-the-town--country--seaside.pdf
  • Writing-sheets-Seaside-holidays.pdf

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