This set of resources helps students to learn about how change in climate and subsequent geological/geographical change shapes human lives and development over time by studying the Solent area, a specific south-eastern coastal environment of the UK.
This three-part resource (pre-visit, on-site, post-visit) is designed to develop and apply understanding of large scale change of geological & geographical physical features and human adaptation to such change. Pre-visit activities lay the foundation to the topic by exploring the geological and pre-historic past of Europe and Britain with focus on the creation of the Solent Area. On-site activities, to be used on board a Red Funnel ferry, focus on the observation of geomorphological processes in the Solent Area in the present and to record evidence of change and human adaptation to it. Post-visit activities invite students to use the facts and information gained in the previous tasks to research and imagine the future geological & geographical changes of the Solent Area focusing on possible human adaptations to climate change/rise of sea level. The understanding of the Key Geographical Questions (What, Where, When, Why, How) will be developed and applied in the course of this three part structure. The pre-visit tasks are based on the question “How did it get like this?”; the on-site activities on the question “How is it changing?” and the post-visit tasks on “What might be the effects of change?” Understanding of the creation of river & coastal landforms and geomorphological processes (erosion/weathering, transportation & deposition) are required. The resources help students engage with the topographical features of the UK’s South-East coastal region from Southampton Harbour via Southampton Water and the Solent to East Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
Students will demonstrate and develop their knowledge and understanding of the Key Geographical Concepts and Questions and their central role in investigating and identifying the interaction between physical and human change. They can demonstrate & develop use of directional and geographical key vocabulary and concepts.