On this guided walk students will use Ordnance Survey maps, aerial satellite photographs and ground features to investigate a range of factors involved in urban planning. Depending on the grid square that you choose to investigate, this could include natural and manmade habitats, ancient woodlands, SSI's, new parklands, waterbodies, flood prevention and SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) and scheduled ancient monuments. Suitable for Key stage 3 and 4.
How does this session link to the National Curriculum?
Key Stage 3 - Human geography relating to population and urbanisation. Understanding how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems. Interpreting Ordnance Survey maps in the classroom and the field, including using grid references and scale, topographical and other thematic mapping, and aerial and satellite photographs.
Key Stage 4 - Applying geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches appropriately and creatively to real world contexts, including fieldwork, and to contemporary situations and issues; and develop well-evidenced arguments drawing on their geographical knowledge and understanding.
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