Comparing the city and the countryside

This lesson is part of Exploring the United Kingdom, a Geography unit designed for KS1 and lower KS2 (Y2-4).

This lesson encourages students to identify geographical features found in the city/countryside and think about the similarities and differences between urban and rural areas in the UK.

First the presentation shows small segments of images from around the United Kingdom and challenges students to work out whether they are from the city or countryside.

Children then complete a Venn diagram-based activity which can be done in two ways:

Group activity:
In pairs or trios, children sort images of the city and countryside using a Venn diagram. This can also be done using two PE hoops and makes a nice classroom display.

Individual activity:
Students sort city and countryside vocabulary using a Venn diagram:

Easier – Students sort 12 city/countryside words
Harder – Students sort 18 city/countryside words

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  1. Carol P

    Worked well to compare global communities

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