This week you will be learning about schools in India. Using the information provided (or use your own Indian research on the internet) you will need to write a detailed description of what school is like in the UK compared to schools in India. In your description you need to explain similarities and differences.
Watch the PowerPoint about India. Once you have done this you need to use the sheets provided and decide if these places in India are either Human or Physical Geography.
Human Geography (places that are man-made e.g. buildings/bridges etc)
Physical Geography (places that are natural (rivers, hills etc)
Task 1: Complete the Human and Physical features of India.
Task 2: Complete the Human and Physical features of Chembakolli.
If you can print the pages off you can then cut the pictures out and places into two columns titled 'Human Geography' and 'Physical Geography'. If you can't print them off then no worries, just write down two columns in your work book and write the place names in the correct columns.
Watch the PowerPoint on Chembakolli. Can you locate it on your map of India? Once you have watched the PowerPoint, answer the following questions:
1) What is different about this man’s home and your own?
2) Can you suggest three ways in which the mud hut is different?
3) Use the Activity Sheet ‘A Place Called Home’. Take some time to investigate the images and label
the features that you can see. Were there any similarities?
(The sheets provided are PDF's files which means you cannot write on them. If you can print off and write on them that is great. If not, don't worry, just use them as a guide to helping you set out your work in your workbook or on a piece of paper)
Task 2: Create an information sheet to describe a traditional mud hut.
1) Research into mud huts around the world.
2)What are the advantages of such homes?
3) Why do they suit the villagers in Chembakolli?
Marvellous Mud Hut Facts
Now you have researched the varied styles of mud houses, past and present, focus on describing and explaining mud structures.
1)How many rooms are there?
2)What surprising features did you find?
3)What are the sustainable benefits? Is it environmentally friendly?
4)What makes this house stand out from the rest?
5)What other sustainable materials have been used to build homes?
Task 4: Optional
You could use the ‘Make A Mud Brick’ Activity and build your own traditional mud hut to go with your writing.
Using the task cards and either the map provided, an atlas or internet research. Complete the challenges provided!
After learning about what Human and Physical Geography means, you need pick six different countries from around the world. Research each of these countries and find three human geography features and three physical geography features of this country. E.g. Great Britain
Human Geography: Angel of The North, Tower Of London, Falkirk Wheel
Physical Geography: Ben Nevis, The Giant's Causeway, Scafell Pike
Click here to learn about Human and Physical Geography. You will need to watch this first to help you with the task.
Watch the PowerPoint on Scotland and answer the questions based on it. Remember to answer the questing using full sentences.
This week's work will require some research, this can be using the internet, books or BOTH!
Step 1: Research the different environments around the world some examples include (Rainforests, Polar Ice Caps, Deserts).
Q1: What is different about these environments?
Q2: What is similar about these environments?
Q3: What are the threats to their environment?
Step 2: Select the environment that interests you the most.
Step 3: Present your findings however you wish, this could be PowerPoint, Poster, Leaflet or if you can think of a different way then feel free to go with that!
Remember to include lots of information and pictures about the environment you have chosen. Where abouts in the world is it? What lives there? Why is this environment under threat? What can we do as humans to protect this environment?
Watch the PowerPoint, it has links in it to follow. Once you have watched this, use the two activity sheets and complete.
Click here for loads of information about Viking life.
Use this information as well as other information you have gathered to create a Viking leaflet on Purple Mash.