Year Seven Topic One: Fascinating Places and Where to find them
This topic is an introduction to geography at Key Stage Three. It draws on students’ learning from Key Stage Two and looks at geography and the idea of ‘place’ at a global, regional and local scale. It also includes map skills and an introduction to geographical enquiry and fieldwork.
- World locational knowledge (building on KS2) – continents, oceans, major lines of latitude.
- Knowledge of specific places e.g. Shanghai, Loughborough and the surrounding area.
- Map skills – using an atlas, OS map and compass directions
- Oracy – working in a small group to make decisions and then communicate these to the whole class
- Enquiry – the process of a geographical investigation
- Numeracy – making and interpreting a range of data presentation methods
- The concept of scale
- Analysis of a data set
Links to previous study (where applicable):
- Links to world geographical study and map skills at KS2
Links to future study / the wider world (where applicable):
- Fieldwork investigations
Number of lessons: 10
Sequence of lessons: (some elements take more than one hour to deliver)
- The World is our oyster!
- The best place in the World?
- Bright City Lights
- To Loughborough and Beyond
- Exploring Limehurst
- Teacher-prepared PowerPoint presentation and worksheets for each lesson
- OS maps
Method of assessment:
- No formal assessment (as this is a Lighting Fires topic, taught at the beginning of the year)
- Regular, low-stakes quizzes and memory recall activities throughout the topic
Use of assessments:
- Recall activities used to inform on-going teaching and learning.