Learn about the physical and human geography of the Andes mountains in South America with this inquiry-based mapping activity.
Learn About Mesoamerican and Andean Civilizations
The Andes Mountains are one of the largest mountain chains in the world. They run from Venezuela through Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia into Chile, with peaks reaching over 6,000 metres (20 000 feet) high.
The Andes Mountains have been home to human civilizations since the first people moved into this region thousands of years ago. Despite its rough terrain, people have adapted to the environment and flourished thanks to their knowledge of how to survive in such a harsh climate.
This geography activity will help your students develop important map-reading skills and analytical skills as they explore the geographical features of the Andes. It includes questions and mapping exercises specifically designed for students of this age group. Students will also locate key bodies of water, natural wonders and historical landmarks.
Tips for Support and Extension
If your class contains a mix of above- and below-level learners (and let’s be honest… what class doesn’t!), we have provided some differentiation tips and tricks below.
Supporting Less-Confident Students
Research tasks can be overbearing for our less-confident learners. They may not know where to start when it comes to accessing age-appropriate information that targets the topic they are researching. If this is the case, it can be very helpful to provide these learners with a few pre-selected websites to help them on their way with their research.
Challenging More-Confident Students
The resource booklet contains suggested fast-finisher activities to keep your more-confident students engaged and busy. Why not challenge your bright sparks to embark upon an independent research project using one of these extra activities as a stimulus? They could then present their work to the class once it has been completed!
Download, Print, Teach!
This resource downloads as a print-and-go PDF file, and can be accessed via the Download button.
Answers are attached to the workbook.
This workbook is recommended to be used with the Acclimatised Civilisations – Teaching Presentation.[resource:4471688]