In Geography this term, we are exploring how our gender influences life in different parts of the world.
Our focus country will be China. Their country is different to the UK so we are going to learn about the geographical features of China and how this differs to the United Kingdom.
By the end of the unit, we will be able to create an information text which describes the location of China, its physical geography, human geography, key information about China, and will demonstrate an understanding of how gender influences your life.
Lesson 1 - WALT: identify key facts about a place using various sources for research.
Resources needed from the resources bank (at bottom of page):
- Page border for brainstorm.
- China knowledge organiser.
- China information PowerPoint.
Create a brainstorm of the facts you have found out about China.
Here are some questions you could think of when you are doing your research -
- How large is China?
- What's their population?
- What are they famous for?
- Are there any places of interest in China?
- Where is China located?
Lesson 2 - WALT: name and locate geographical areas on a map.
Resources needed from the resource bank (at the bottom of the page):
- PowerPoint presentation in the resources section named equator - hemispheres - tropics
- Geographical features labelling map
Children will need to show that they can:
- Children to learn the locations of the Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle.
- Label these geographical areas on the map.
- Explain the characteristics of these geographical areas. E.g. The closer to the equator a country is, the warmer the climate will be.
Lesson 1 and 2 Resource Bank
WALT: describe key aspects of physical and human geography using a range of images.
1. I know physical geography is a feature that is naturally occurring.
2. I know human geography is a feature that has been built by humans.
3. I can use the definitions to sort features into categories.
Lesson 3 powerpoint
WALT: understand the land use of China to explain key aspects of human geography.
Lesson 4 resources
WALT: describe geographical similarities and differences between countries by comparing their features.
1. I can explain the land use in China.
2. I can explain the land use in the UK
3. I can describe the similarities and differences between the countries.
Lesson 5 PowerPoint
Lesson 6 and Lesson 7
As you have done all of the learning now, it's time for us to bring our learning together to create our final piece of work. This is your published piece so make it as amazing as you can. I've put everything for you to include below, including each of the subheadings you need to have in your work and some things for you to include in each sub heading.
Title - China
- Introduction to China.
- Include -
- Location: which continent is China in?
- Where in relation to the equator/tropics of Cancer or Capricorn?
- What is the population?
- How big is their country?
- Key facts
- Show China on a map. (if possible)
- Include -
- Physical geography
- Include some information on the Yangtze river etc.
- Talk about how they have used the Dam.
- Human geography
- Give some examples of human geographical featuers in China.
- link back to our lesson, why do they have sky scrapers?
- Discuss the one- child rule to help reduce/control the population.
- What is life like in China compared to the UK?
- Use your Venn diagram to show the similarities and differences between China and the UK.
- Talk about your views and opinions
- How would your gender influence your life if you were to live in China?