Once you've looked for all of these, use the map in the Word Document below to help you complete the activity?
Liverpool is the nearest big City to Southport. Using road atlases, online mapping services and public transport websites, could you plan a route from school to Liverpool City Centre? How do the routes compare in terms of time, cost and convenience? Which would be best for one person travelling alone? Which would be best for a whole class trip?
Geography linked to Tomb Raiders (Ancient Egyptians)
Use Google Earth and find Egypt.
What can your child tell you about the country from the satellite photography? Compare it to the UK. Why is it a different colour? Pick out things like desert, the River Nile and its delta, the sea etc.
Then research the country of Egypt and create a factfile using the template to guide you.
- Where on a map of the world it is (What seas is it near)
- What continent it is in
- What language is spoken there
- The flag
- The capital city
- Any famous landmarks e.g. Nile
- Any other interesting facts (Distance from Southport/UK, how would you get there etc.)
Using a map, recap where the River Nile is.
Ask why they think people would have settled there?
Why is the river important?
What would people use the river for?
Do you think that they are able to use the river all the time?
Using these two 2 websites or sites of their choice:
Help the children to research :
- How the river Nile is used by farmers and why people settle near the river.
- Make notes of the changes to the river Nile from May- November (key 6 months in the Nile cycle).
They could draw a semi circle to show the 6 month cycle of the river, drawing a picture to show the water level and where it is.
Then write a short paragraph that clearly explains:
- What the pictures are
- Why the river has flooded
- Where the flood water comes from
- What the floods bring to the Egyptians- what does it allow them to do?