This week Robins have been conducting data analysis to identify features of the climate and geography of Greece and contrasting it with the UK. In addition, they have carried out research about Greece using secondary sources of written information.
Our class behaviours for learning include, creativity, working with others and taking pride in our work. Robins showed that today by producing a whole class project video on Greece. With only 45 minutes preparation time, Robins got themselves into teams, organised who would present, who would design the posters and who would film.
Without any rehearsals here is the result of our hard work. Well done Robins!
Furthermore, in our discussions we have discussed the position of Greece and considered why its position was significant. Its proximity to Europe, Middle East and North Africa made trade easier.
Extensions: Read aloud the following information about Greece at home! (It counts as one of your reading at home!)
Greece contains numerous physical features, including mountains, lowlands, plains and coastal areas. Beaches, rivers and large tracts of open land cover the surface of Greece as do forests and lakes. Greece divides into three distinct geographical areas, and its islands contain differing topography and even climates, hosting various species of trees, plants and animals.
Greece takes the title of the southernmost European country and the European nation with the longest coastline. It shares borders with the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea and Mediterranean Sea. Greece contains a mainland, several outlying islands and a peninsula. The mainland contains tall, rugged mountains including the world-famous Mount Olympus.
Mount Olympus distinguishes itself as the highest mountain in Greece, reaching a height slightly less than 10,000 feet. This mountain appears in Greek mythology, reportedly once serving as home to Greek gods. Mount Olympus also contains Greece’s first national park, providing home to some endangered species of plants and wildlife.
Marine parks lie along Greece’s coastlines, protecting endangered species of fish, marine mammals and even migratory birds. Hardy shrubs grow throughout Greece, existing as small, thorny bushes resilient to dry, arid climates. Some herbs and plants grow in Greece as well, including oregano, thyme and rosemary. Rounding out Greece’s diverse topography are canyons, gorges, lakes, plains and wetlands.
If you find anything else about Greece, leave us a comment!