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Geography

L.O: To discover the location of Hong Kong and map the route from London to Hong Kong

- I can locate London and Hong Kong on an Atlas

-I can map the Journey from London to Hong Kong

-I can discuss the range of countries and oceans I cross on route

 

 

Key Questions

  • Where is London? Where is Hong Kong?
  • Can you find Hong Kong on a map?
  • Which countries do you fly over when travelling by aeroplane from London to Hong Kong?
  • What is a journey? What types of transport do people use for journeys of different distances?
  • What is a city? What is a country and what is a continent? How do they compare?
  • What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?
  • How do I travel from London to Hong Kong? Which direction am I travelling?
  • Which geographical features do I see when flying over a continent or a country?

Key Ideas

  • Hong Kong is a large city in the country of China in the continent of Asia.
  • London is located in the United Kingdom and is its capital city.  It is located in the Northern hemisphere, in the continent of Europe.
  • Hong Kong is located in the continent of Asia (eastern). It is along the southeast coast of mainland China, and is located in both the eastern and Northern hemispheres. Hong Kong is bordered by Deep Bay, Mirs Bay, the South China Sea, and mainland China. Hong Kong’s geographical position means it is a gateway between the East and West (attractive centre for international trade).
  • Hong Kong is also home to more than 200 Outlying Islands, including Lantau Island, where Hong Kong International Airport is located.
  • From London to Hong Kong, it takes about 12 hours to fly by aeroplane, travelling east.
  • The aeroplane flight passes over countries including Austria, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and mainland China.
  • The difference between a continent, a country and a city: a continent is one of the earth’s main continuous expanses of land, made up of many countries. A country is a nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory. A city is a very large urban area within a country.
  • Seas are smaller than oceans and are usually located where the land and ocean meet. Typically, seas are partially enclosed by land.

 

Tasks

 

 

Use an online Atlas and the PowerPoint maps to label the countries that their aeroplane passes over on its journey from London to Hong Kong. You need to mark the flight path and create a map key with important symbols. You can also add in some major cities, oceans/ seas and Himalaya mountain range.

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