Human Geography Poster from Lancaster University
Learning and Teaching Resources
In the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum programme of study for Geography, the impact of human beings on the landscape is a theme that pupils explore.
This poster includes factual information about the changing landscape of Britain. It introduces the notion of historical geography whereby continuity and change are identified by geographers, historians and archaeologists working together. The poster points towards sources of evidence that show how landscapes have changed across time. This could be a useful introduction to undertaking an enquiry on a local or regional scale by pupils.
A timeline of the change in the British landscape from prehistoric to recent landscape changes is provided. This can provide an interesting discussion point. The poster contains a suggestion as to how landscape interpretation can be conducted using a selection of maps of the local area, which is an activity that fits neatly into the National Curriculum programme of study.