Teaching Resource

Natural and Human Features of Places - Sorting Activity

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A sorting activity to help students identify the natural and human features of environments.

Use this teaching resource when learning about the natural and human features of places.

Print, cut and laminate the natural features cards and the human features cards. Allow the students to sort these into the correct category (either natural or human) by placing them onto the correct poster.

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    Kelly’s suggestion is great. It would be better if the features were mixed up so the students can sort them. Can this resource be differentiated to allow this?

    sj · Apr 10th, 2019

    Jill (Teach Starter)

    Hi, thank you for your comment. We have mixed up the cards and they are available to download again now. Thanks again for your suggestion.

    Jill (Teach Starter) · Apr 10th, 2019


    My students loved these. It would be even better if the features were mixed up – so they had to sort them out even more (some of my super clever ones figured out all the natural features were on one page and the human features were on the other page! 🙂

    kellyh92 · Aug 16th, 2018

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    Hi there Kelly. I’m glad your students enjoyed this activity. That’s a good suggestion about mixing up the features… the clever ones do seem to find shortcuts, don’t they!

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Aug 17th, 2018

    Annaliese Dillon

    It would be fantastic to have a resource like this for Natural, Constructed and Managed environments for year 2 students.



    Annaliese Dillon · Sep 6th, 2017

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    Hi Annaliese,

    Thank you for your positive feedback. If you would like us to create this resource for you, you can formally request this here:


    Kind regards,


    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Sep 11th, 2017

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