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Hi everyone, I'm Miss Harris.

Welcome to today's geography lesson, where we are going to be comparing the similarities between Alaska and Cornwall.

Now for today's lesson, I would like us to go to Cornwall.

Do you think you could help me get there? Are you sure? Now we're going to need to do some magic.

So I need you to sit up nice and straight and make sure that your back is straight, your shoulders are back so that we can get to Cornwall.

So to help me get to Cornwall, we're going to do what we did last time.

Take a really deep breath and blow out, and that will take me to Cornwall.

Do you think you can do that? Are you sure, 100% sure.

Okay, you ready? Take a deep breath and blow.

It worked again, amazing thank you so much.

Wow, look at the weather.

It looks beautiful.

Doesn't it? Look all the green and I can see the sea.

Can you see the sea, you can, great.

Let's see what else we're going to be learning in today's lesson Now in today's lesson, we are going to be recapping the location of the oceans and continents.

We're going to look at where is Alaska, where is Cornwall? Then we're going to look at the human features of Alaska and the human features of Cornwall now if you're not sure what those mean, don't worry, we're going to find out what human features are today.

You will need an exercise book, a pencil, a coloured pen or pencil so that you can do some editing.

And most importantly, your brain, If you've forgotten any of these things, you can pause the video now and go and get them.

So we are geographers in today's lesson.

Do you know what a geographer is? So geographers are types of scientists who study the earth, the land and the people.

Can you say that with me? So they study the earth, the land and the people, well done.

Now here are our star words.

These are the important words we're going to use this lesson.

So let's practise saying them, ready? Alaska, can you say that? Cornwall, human feature, house, shop, harbour, similar, similar, good job.

Now let's recap the location of the continents today.

Are you ready? Where is Asia? Great, it's the yellow one, well done.

Where is Australia, point to it? Are you pointing to it? Make sure you're pointing to it.

It's the red one, well done.

Where is North America? Great, you can see it there.

Where is South America? Well done, it's there, where is Antarctica? Well done, it's at the bottom there.

Where is Africa? Excellent, it's there at the top, well done.

And lastly, where is Europe? Well done, it's there at the top.

Now, before we get started, I would like you to identify the continents by the shape of their land.

Do you think that you can do that? So take a look at each continent and can you write the letter that is linked to the picture? So A, and then write which continent that is a picture of, okay.

So pause the video, have a go at that now.

Well done, now let's check our answers.

So pick up your coloured panel or pencil so you've got it in your hand.

So A is Europe, B is Africa.

C is Asia, D is Australia.

Remember tick these off as you go.

E is Antarctica, F is North America.

So that means G must be South America.

Now, if you have got any of these wrong, don't worry.

You can put a nice, neat line through it and write it above the word.

You can pause the video and check your answers now.

Well done, now can you point to where Alaska is? Can you remember where Alaska is on our map? So Alaska is in the United States of America, but it's a little bit above America.

it's in the north of America, can you find it? So it's here, can you see it? Good, in the red circle.

Well done, now Alaska is in North America.

Whereas Cornwall is over here in Europe, in the United Kingdom where we live.

Here's a picture of the United Kingdom.

Can you point to where Cornwall is? So Cornwall is down here on the coast of the United Kingdom.

It's on the little tip of the bottom of our country.

Now today, we're going to be talking a lot about human features.

Now human features are different to physical features because physical features are all of the things on our land that are natural, like forests and mountains.

Whereas human features we're going to find out, can you follow with your finger, put your finger on human.

The first word, human features refer to things that have been built and created by humans.

That means that the human features are things that we have built and created.

Let's have a look at some human features.

So we've got village, a town, a farm shop, a house, a shop, and a castle are all examples of human features.

They were not there naturally, a castle didn't just appear.

Someone had to build the castle and build the towns, and build the villages.

So it refers to things that have been built or created by us humans.

Now in your books, can you write this sentence down and fill in the gaps to answer the question, what are human features? Pause the video and try your best.

Well done, now pick up your coloured pencil.

Let's check whether we got the right answer.

So you're going to tick or fix.

If you need to fix it, you're going to put the correct answer in case you got it wrong.

So human features refer to the things that have been built and created by humans.

Did you get those right? If you didn't, don't worry.

You can pause the video and correct your answers now.

Great, now in your books, I would like you to draw three human features.

So we have got a house, a shop, a castle, a farm shop, a village and a town.

These are all things that needed to be built by humans to be there.

Can you pause the video and draw three human features? Well done.

Now, this is a picture of Alaska.

It's a different picture than we've seen before.

What human features can you see here? I can see lots of houses, you're right, but we can see some physical features here.

I can see some mountains.

I can see some hills and some forest.

There's loads of trees isn't there, hundreds of trees.

Then here we have got Cornwall, this is lovely picture isn't it, of Cornwall.

I can see a little village, lots of houses.

I can see some bumps as well in the water.

Now, which one is Alaska and which one is Cornwall? Can you point to the screen and tell your screen the answer? So this one is, and this one is.

So this one is Alaska and this one is Cornwall, well done.

Now here are some examples of some human features.

We've got a house, a shop, a castle, a farm shop, a harbour, which is where boats are docked.

Town, a village, bridges, a hotel, where you can stay overnight, a factory where things are made, an office where maybe your parents or someone in your family works and roads.

So roads didn't just appear, they were built by humans.

They were created by humans to help us get around in our cars.

So what I want you to do, is you are going to tell your screen which human features you see by looking over here, I was pointing to the wrong way, point here.

Sorry, look here at these human features that you can see on the word map, that you can see in this picture of Alaska.

You're going to need to pause the video to do that.

So I can see that there potentially is a hotel here.

Can you go seeing if you can see some other ones by pausing the video now? Well done.

Now we're going to do the same thing.

Can you identify some human features here in Cornwall? So I can see a shop here in the picture.

That's one of the features on my list here.

How many could you see? Pause the video and have a go at that now.

Well done, now in your books, I would like you to draw three human features in Cornwall.

So using this list here, can you see, I've got the picture town in a little box.

That's because I can see that here in this photo of Cornwall, there is a town.

I'm going to draw the picture of the little houses and write the word town underneath.

So you're going to draw the picture and you're going to write the label, so write the word of what human feature you can see.

You need to do three, how many? Good, pause the video and try your best.

Great job, now these were some that I could see, I could see a town, a house, a road, and I could see a shop.

Could you see those things too? Well done.

Now the next one, can you draw three human features in Alaska? So I've got the picture of the shop.

That's what I'm going to join my book and label it underneath.

Pause the video and do that now.

Well done, these are the ones that I could see.

I could see a harbour, I could see a house, a road and a little town.

Now let's compare the similarities.

The things that are the same.

What can you see is the same about Alaska compared to Cornwall? So I can see that both of them have harbours where boats are.

Can you see something that is the same? So a human feature which is the same.

They both have houses, you're right.

Do they have towns? Yeah they do.

Do they have shops? Great, they do, you're right.

So those are some of the similarities between the human features of Alaska, which is in the United States of America and Cornwall, which is in the United Kingdom.

You've worked really, really hard today.

Well done, should we do a rainbow cheer, do you know how to do that? Hold your hands out like this and you're going to go like this.

Making a rainbow with your hands, you ready? Hold your hands out.

Ready, steady, go.

Great job.

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Have a great rest of your day, and I will see you next time, bye.