This resource focuses on the human geography of the area - specifically the different types of land use. The resource task is aimed at investigating land use, as observed from the ferry as well as from interpretation of maps, and students will produce sketch maps showing the different types of land use along a given stretch of the coastline. The pre-visit activity introduces / revises the meaning of the term ‘land use’ and involves students sorting photos into different categories of land use, and then interpreting OS map extracts to look for evidence of different types of land use on maps. In the higher ability worksheet, there is also an (optional) extension activity whereby students complete a simple land use survey of a street. These activities will prepare students well for the fieldwork tasks they will be completing on the Red Funnel crossing. On the ferry students will work in groups to focus on a given part of the coastline of Southampton Water / The Isle of Wight. They will use map evidence, as well as their own observations, to complete a sketch map showing clearly the different types of land use that they have identified. It is intended that each group can then contribute to a display showing the land use along Southampton Water, to the Isle of Wight in the post- visit activity.
Students will familiarize themselves with the term ‘land use’ and then practice applying their knowledge through an image-sorting activity, and then a map interpretation task.
Students complete the post-visit activity, which involves incorporating their photographs onto their sketches and then combining their sketch with those of the other groups to produce a display showing land use along Southampton Water, towards the Isle of Wight.
Students will be able to define the term ‘land use’ and state examples of the main categories of land use, giving some examples from each. Students will learn how to interpret land use information on OS maps. Students will learn how to make observations about land use in a fieldwork situation. Students will produce a sketch map showing their fieldwork observations of land use, as well as land use information interpreted from OS maps.