Year 2

How are settlements shaped?

Settlements come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In today's lesson we will be thinking about why settlements take the shapes that they do. This will involve taking a trip back in history to think about the first time that humans began to settle!

Year 2

How are settlements shaped?

Settlements come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In today's lesson we will be thinking about why settlements take the shapes that they do. This will involve taking a trip back in history to think about the first time that humans began to settle!

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. How early settlements were different to settlements today
  2. How settlements vary in shape
  3. How settlements have patterns

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5 Questions

Q1.
Which of these are natural resources that might make humans settle in a location? (Choose three)
Active volcanoes
Cold weather
Desert
Earthquakes
Correct answer: Fresh water nearby
Large predators
Correct answer: Rocks
Correct answer: Trees
Q2.
What is the population of China?
Correct answer: About 1.4 billion people
About 1.4 million people
About 14 billion people
About 140 million people
Q3.
True or false? All places around the world have the same natural resources nearby.
Correct answer: False
True
Q4.
Which of these is in order from smallest to largest?
City, Village, Town
Town, City, Village
Correct answer: Village, Town, City
Q5.
Skara Brae had a lake nearby.
False
Correct answer: True

5 Questions

Q1.
What type of settlement pattern is this?
An image in a quiz
Dispersed
Isolated
Linear
Correct answer: Nuclear
Q2.
What type of settlement pattern is this?
An image in a quiz
Dispersed
Correct answer: Isolated
Linear
Nuclear
Q3.
What type of settlement pattern is this?
An image in a quiz
Dispersed
Isolated
Correct answer: Linear
Nuclear
Q4.
Which type of settlements began to develop during the industrial revolution?
Campsites
Correct answer: Cities
Coastal towns
Villages
Q5.
What type of settlement pattern is this?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: Dispersed
Isolated
Linear
Nuclear