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Lesson plan 3 – Where in the World? (Geography)

This lesson plan aims to allow pupils to find out more about climates, populations and interesting and amazing facts about different places on the planet. Through creating a travel brochure page to advertise a chosen country or continent, pupils will also be able to explore what makes a place interesting to visit and who might be interested in spending some time there.

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About 97% of the surface water on Earth is ocean. There are seven different oceans on Earth and they all connect to form one continuous body of water.

Learning Objectives: • To identify and describe what places in the world are like. • To choose a specific place in the world to research and report on to others.

Resources: all available to download at www.guinnessworldrecords.com/discover • • • • • •

Presentation 3 – Where in the World? Selection of travel brochures or access to online brochures. Guinness World Records 2012 page spreads – Planet Earth. Internet access. Travel books/encyclopaedias. At Home – My Local Area sheet.

Timings

Introduction

5 mins

• Share with the class Presentation 3 – Where in the World? • Discuss slide 3 with the class and see how many different countries and/or continents the class can name.

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• Share the ‘Did you know?’ facts with the class and ask if they know of any other facts about places in the world – including information about weather, temperatures, how people live, and so on.

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Curriculum links: • 1a, b, c, e • 2a, c, d, f • 3a, b, c, d, f

Timings

Activity

25 mins

• Discuss how people are able to travel to different places in the world. Ask the class to name some of the places they have visited and some of the places they would like to visit. • Share with the class a selection of travel brochures. Discuss with them the different features contained in the pages, including a picture, a description of the place, some facts/information and some ideas of things to do there. • Explain to the class that they will be creating their own travel brochure page, including all the features they have seen for a place of their choice in the world. • Share with the class the Guinness World Records 2012 Planet Earth page spreads to provide interesting information about and inspiration regarding places the pupils may like to focus on. Encourage the pupils to carry out their own further research using books and the internet. • Using slide 6, remind the pupils of the features their pages should include.

Plenary 10 mins

• Discuss with the class the amazing facts they have found out about the place in the world they were researching. • Collect the students’ travel pages and create a display board showing the different places they have been learning about.

Extension • Ask pupils to create a brochure page for the Moon, sun or one of the planets in the solar system. Encourage them to research facts about these places and create a travel page to encourage people to visit there! • Encourage the class to visit www.guinnessworldrecords.com/discover to discover more records about Planet Earth.

At Home • As a homework task, provide pupils with the At Home - My Local Area sheet and ask them to research their local area. Encourage them to find interesting information and facts about the place where they live, then ask them to create a travel page displaying this information.

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• Are there any records set or broken near them, or do any record-breakers live in the local area? Visit www.guinnessworldrecords.com/discover to see a list of record-breakers for your region.

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• Pupils should also include a section on why people should visit this place and what kind of activities they would be able to do there.