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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Geography Plus: Beside the Sea : Investigating the UK's coastal environments

Nell Seal and Louise Ambrose

  • Pages: 36
  • ISBN: 978-1-84377-312-2
  • Published: 2014

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Beside the Sea will help pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding of local and global coastal environments and issues and explore the human and physical geography of the UK’s coastline. Investigations include coastal processes and protection, biodiversity, human activities and economics and the future, considering issues such as global warming and how this will affect the people and landscape of the coast.

Each book contains eight fully-resourced lesson plans with starter, main and plenary activities accompanied by supporting resources including pupils’ activity sheets, PowerPoints and photosets plus a medium-term plan and background information for teachers. These resources are all available from a password protected area of the GA website, free to download as and when you need them, or on an optional CD.

Each lesson contains varied main activities, providing the flexibility to match the content to your needs:

• for an eight-week unit of 50-minute lessons you can work through the book sequentially, selecting one main activity for each lesson and following the plans;

• for a longer session, or for carousel learning, groups of pupils can work through the different main activities suggested in each lesson;

• for a themed day or week the lessons and activities can be combined.

This flexible approach gives you support where you need it and the scope to adopt and adapt the ideas and content with confidence.

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 coastal environments?
How to teach about coastal environments
The geography of our coastal environments
Medium term plan
Lesson plans

  • Lesson 1: What is our coast like?
  • Lesson 2: Mapping the coast
  • Lesson 3: The changing coastline
  • Lesson 4: Protecting the land
  • Lesson 5: SOS
  • Lesson 6: Life on the edge
  • Lesson 7: We are sailing
  • Lesson 8: The future

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

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