Investigating satellite photos of Great Missenden

This lesson is part of a wider Geography unit called Great Missenden – A Village Settlement which is designed for students in upper KS2 (Y4-6).

First the presentation introduces students to satellite photos. It then challenges them to use their detective skills to identify various human and physical geographical features in and around Great Missenden.

In the writing activity, students try to identify features in satellite photos of Great Missenden, explaining the reasoning behind their ideas. It is differentiated three ways:

Easier – Student identify one feature in each satellite photo.
Medium – Student identify two features in each satellite photo.
Harder – Student identify three features in each satellite photo.
Extension – Students sort the features they have found in the satellite photos into human and physical geographical features.

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