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the mountain environment

Unit 15 The Mountain Environment

Key Questions

Weblinks                                                    

What is a mountain environment? Where are mountain environments found?

http://www.educate.org.uk/teacher_zone/classroom/geography/unit15.htm – Lesson plans and resources

Database on world mountains www.peakware.com
360 panoramic view from Mount Everest

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/climb/summitstill.html

Live webcam from Zermatt http://www.topin.ch/ch/zermatt/default.asp?lang=e

An interactive atlas site – looks very usefulhttp://www.childrensatlas.com/atlas/index.html

Global Eye – Focus on Mountainshttp://www.globaleye.org.uk/primary/focuson/index.html
Mount Everest http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5069/index.html

Photographs of Austrian Alpshttp://www.tlchm.bris.ac.uk/pt/goodwin/matt/matphoto.htm

If using Curriculum Vision series of books then visit www.curriculumvisions.com

What are these places like?

Photos

http://www.the-lightbox.com/

http://www.gtleisure.co.uk/walks/

Views of the Lake District http://www.lakelandcam.co.uk/

How does the weather compare in each of these places?

Lake District Weather
http://www.onlineweather.com/v4/uk/mountain/index.html

Europe http://europe.cnn.com/WEATHER/

What effect does the weather have on tourism?

General mountain info www.mountaindesign.com.au

 

What effect will tourism have on the chosen areas?

 

What would I need to do to plan a camping holiday in this area?

 

 

 

Suggested resources

Examples of mountains as outlined in Curriculum 2000

 

 

Investigate a mountain environment, landscapes, location, activities in area ie jobs etc

Walks in and around Britain

 

Clothing required, time of year, weather conditions etc

 Winter – skiing

Summer-walking

and other activities

Sustainability

Jobs

Mountain Holiday travel brochures

Worksheets to compliment activity planning a mountain holiday Mountain Holiday http://www.icteachers.co.uk/

Equipment, resources, safety, local weather, mountain code

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