Europe - A Study of the Alpine Region:
Where should we go on holiday?
In this unit, the children learn about the Alpine region of Europe, how the Alps were formed and how homes are adapted to the climate. They create a storyboard on mountain formation, design an Alpine home and produce literature for visitors to the area using geographical vocabulary.
How can I support learning at home?
You can reinforce and support pupils' learning in lots of ways:
- Encourage and help children to research areas of the Alpine Region of interest to them, sharing their findings in the form of posters, leaflets, fact sheets, etc. This extra learning can be brought into school for display and can be shared with the rest of the class.
- Help children to understand that fold mountains occur when two tectonic plates meet
- Discuss the climate patterns of the Alpine region
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to tourism in the Alps
- Discuss and explain how avalanches are caused
- Can you find some of the ways that avalanches can be prevented?
- Read and discuss the following web pages:
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