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Key Stage 2

Geography Plus: Primary Teachers' Toolkit
The UK: Investigating who we are

Stephen Scoffham and Terry Whyte

  • Series Editor: Paula Owens and Paula Richardson
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN: 978-1-84377-271-2
  • Published: 2011

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The UK allows pupils in years 4–6 to explore what it is like to live in the UK in the first part of the 21st century. Pupils start by developing their locational knowledge of the UK with maps, atlases and photographs before proceeding to consider issues of identity and the UK’s changing population. These lessons provide varied starting points which will help to equip pupils with a better understanding of the contemporary world, and their role as citizens.

The UK is part of Geography Plus: Primary Teachers’ Toolkit, an eight-book series which contains a wide range of geographical themes, knowledge and ideas; from local to global, covering both human and physical geography.

This book contain eight lessons with starter, main and plenary activities, accompanied by supporting resources including activity sheets, PowerPoints and photosets. These resources can be downloaded for free from a password-protected area of the GA website or purchased on an optional resources CD.

Stephen Scoffham is the GA Honorary Publications Officer and a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is the Editor of the GA’s Primary Geography Handbook, Collin’s Keystart Atlases and other primary geography publications.

Terry Whyte is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, specialising in geography within the primary phase.

This table shows how this book and the Geography Plus series meet the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.


Quick guide to lesson resources
Why teach about the UK and identity?
How to teach about the UK and identity
The geography behind the UK and identity
What am I covering? - Download free sample
Medium term plan
Lesson plans:

  • Lesson 1: What is the UK?
  • Lesson 2: Images of the UK
  • Lesson 3: Who are we?
  • Lesson 4: Local and global - Download free sample
  • Lesson 5: Who are the British?
  • Lesson 6: Moving out, moving in
  • Lesson 7: Changing population
  • Lesson 8: The UK in the future

Further teaching ideas
An enquiry framework
Assessment and progression
Your professional development
Subject coverage


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