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The Bangladesh Experience: The great escape into neighbouring Bangladesh…. This lesson you we’re going to Bangladesh as we ’ ve heard so much about the Ganges delta – as one of the key features of the world. . Lesson aims. The route of the Ganges The delta features.

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the bangladesh experience the great escape into neighbouring bangladesh

The Bangladesh Experience: The great escape into neighbouring Bangladesh…

This lesson you we’re going to Bangladesh as we’ve heard so much about the Ganges delta – as one of the key features of the world.

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

lesson aims
Lesson aims
  • The route of the Ganges
  • The delta features

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

but first what do we know about the ganges
But first, what do we know about The Ganges….
  • Where’s the source?
  • Where’s the mouth?
  • Why is it known as a holy river?
  • How long is the Ganges from source to mouth?

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

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Listen to the story of the river, which by this stage has already reached Bangladesh……

Bangladesh

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

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As you hear the story note down detail to your living map, on page 4 of your ‘my holiday scrapbook.’

Flooded fields

Fertile soil

Marshy forests

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

why did it form here
Why did it form here?
  • Sheltered in the bay of Bengal
  • The river is slowing down here
  • The incoming tides push back river and sediment…It is an assortment of mini river channels and braids….

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

what is a river delta
What is a river delta?

BE READY TO PLAY READY STEADY DELTA…..

  • Read through the attached worksheet which explains the delta’s formation.
  • Imagine you have to explain it to year 5s. You need to make it simple and include the highlighted words.

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

ready steady delta
READY STEADY DELTA
  • You have a choice of draw a flick cartoon (visual), or write a rap, song or poem (auditory) of the delta’s formation (it could be‘in the style of…see example of Barry Manilow’s ‘her name was Delta…’)
  • Both of these choices are kinaesthetic too.

GO!!!!

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

delta dilemmas
Delta dilemmas…
  • Look at the following photos
  • Work out three key issues at the delta
  • State these as you get off the Great Escape Discovery tour……(in other words leave the room)…your tour guide (your teacher) will confirm if you are correct or not….!!!

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

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What is this building?

What could it be used for? Why?

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

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Look at the river closely…What is not in it? Why not? Is this a problem?

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

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What is the problem here?

Why are people cycling in a river?

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

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This looks a harmonious scene…a rural retreat…Why might life be difficult?

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography

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What are the people using the river for?

Thanks to Sarah Todd and her colleagues at Stanchester High School, Somerset made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography