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08.06.20 - Geography

Geography - Climb Every Mountain

 

Monday 8th June:

Task 1: To investigate mountains as tourist destinations.

☼ Go through the Mountain Environment Slide 4 resource (available below).

☼ Choose a mountain or mountain range that you would like to visit. Research to find out the following information:

  • Where is the mountain/mountain range?
  • How would you get there?
  • What time of year would you go? Why?
  • What activities would you do whilst you're there?
  • What is the scenery like?

When completing the activity, you:

  • Must: Answer the given questions.
  • Should: As above, and imagine you have just come back from a mountain holiday. Write a recount of your experience including how you go there, what you did, what the scenery was like, and who you met on your travels. Include some drawings of your holiday pics too! You may use Resource 4B (available below) to write your letter on if you choose.
  • Could: As above, but The Magnificent Mountains Travel Company has asked you to create a new travel brochure to advertise one of the major mountains or mountain ranges as a tourist destination. Your brochure should include the following information: 
    - Page 1: Location and climate
    - Page 2: Scenery
    - Page 3: What to do in winter
    - Page 4: What to do in summer
    - Page 5: Where to stay

 

Tuesday 9th June:

Task 1: To find out about the positive and negative aspects of tourism in mountain environments.

☼ Work through the Mountain Environment Slide 5 resource (available below).

☼ We would like you to write about the positive and negative effects of tourism on mountain environments. You could do this as a longer piece of writing in paragraphs, a table or as a poster.

To find out about the positive and negative aspects of tourism in mountain environments.   

☼ These links will give you further information about to help you with your task:

When completing the activity, you:

  • Must: List the positive and negative aspects of tourism on mountain environments.
  • Should: As above, and suggest possible solutions for some of the negative aspects of tourism on mountain environments.
  • Could: As above, and describe the arguments for and against the following statements and then write a conclusion giving your own personal viewpoint:
    'It is wrong to pollute the mountain environment as a tourist.' 

 

Thursday 11th June:

Task 1: To create your own mountain or mountain range.
☼ We would like you to create your very own mountain or mountain range.
☼ Consider the following as you do this:

  • What is the name of your mountain or mountain range?
  • Where is your mountain or mountain range located? (It doesn't have to be on planet Earth!)
  • What is the height of your mountain or the different mountains of your mountain range?
  • Are there any rivers flowing between the mountains of your mountain range?
  • What is the average climate and rainfall?

You may present this in whatever way you link, but you:

  • Must: Write about your mountain/mountain range using the suggested questions to guide you.
  • Should: As above, and include pictures of your mountain/mountain range as well as some interesting facts about it/them.
  • Could: As above, and create a 3-D representation of your mountain/mountain rage. It could be Lego, paper mache, clay or whatever other materials you can get your hands on - get creative!
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