Researching famous world mountains

This lesson is part of Mountain Environments, a Geography unit designed for students in upper KS2 (Y4-6).

First the presentation introduces some of the world’s biggest and most famous mountains. It then asks students to think about how they could find out more information about these mountains (e.g. information books, internet research).

The activity is a great way to encourage students to explore atlases. It challenges them to find information (e.g. mountain range, continent, name, height) about the world’s famous mountains and is differentiated three ways.

Easier – Students have to find 1 piece of information about each mountain.
Medium – Students have to find 2 pieces of information about each mountain.
Harder – Students have to find 3 pieces of information about each mountain (i.e. they only have the name of each mountain).

N.B. It’s important to check your school atlases to ensure they have the correct mountains. If not, simply edit the worksheets.


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  1. eoghan young (verified owner)

    Very clear and well presented materials

    • Ed Bray

      Hi Eoghan! Thank you for the lovely review. Let us know if you would like to try another resource for free at some point. You can get in touch at ed@teachitforward.co.uk. Ed 🙂

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