In response to investigating a mix of clues from or about Arizona, the children will use their geographical skills to find out more about the area. Using maps, atlases and information available online the children will be able to talk or write about physical characteristics (weather, rocks and soil) of the Grand Canyon and generate ideas about how this has influenced human settlement and activity over time. Writing explanation texts will be a focus. The whole topic will culminate in the children presenting their new knowledge in an exhibition.
The children were given a range of pictures of Arizona as well as the people and traditional items from the area. In groups they had to apply their geographical skills to decide where in the world we would be studying.