Map Skills and the UK


Map Skills and the UK


Full unit of work for map skills and the UK. This unit explores compass points, 4 and 6 figure grid references, scale, distance, longitude, latitude and other core map skills, alongside the UK. All lessons are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. Most suitable for KS2, years 5 or 6.

All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. 

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Lesson sequence:
1 – Introducing maps
2 – Where is the UK?
3 – Compass points
4 – Map symbols
5 – 4 and 6 figure grid references
6 – Scale and distance
7 – Atlas skills
8 – Longitude and latitude
9 – Design a treasure map
10 – ICT Mapzone
11 – UK and Europe flags
12 – Migration
13 – Human vs physical features

Also includes Geography Literacy mat and Geography Numeracy/Map Skills mat, as well as an extension sheet pack with homework’s and activities to extend pupil skills and knowledge. 

Links to National Curriculum:

- Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

- Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time

- Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)

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