Describe the global distribution of biomes.
Understand the factors that influence the distribution of biomes.
Explain adaptations in two contrasting biomes.
Assess the importance, opportunities and challenges of human activity in biomes.
The ultimate Humanities, homework or House competition!
How does what we eat show the geography, history and religion of a place?
You will look at what an average family eats in different countries around the world and how this is connected to their culture, wealth and history.
The first task is to research at least one different country (from the places included here and/ or one other) and make some connections between the foods each family eats and the country’s location, its history, its weather and climate, development (developed and developing countries), and the main religious beliefs. The connections you make must be supported with evidence and examples from your research.
The second task will be to choose a country and write out a three course menu that shows the geography of that place.
The third task will be to make ONE of the dishes from your menu and serve it to the competition judges.
This topic takes a location-based approach covering many different aspects of physical and human geography in the Middle East, but also introduces relatively ‘new’ concepts such as geopolitics (e.g. trade blocs and borders). This scheme also is designed to be the first real occasion where students are introduced to ideas around superpower status.