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1 Site / factors affecting site
Site / factors affecting site Learning Objectives To describe the term site To work out site factors - the things involved in choosing a site To identify different types of sites 1 of 34 © Boardworks Ltd 2005

2 Site / Factors affecting site
Connect Task Use the words in the envelope to make up a sentence to describe the word site. Write it in your jotter. Activate Task Write the title factors affecting site in your jotter. Watch the mini movie and list in your jotter the factors which affect choice of site.

3 Where were settlements built and why?
Site: describes the actual land upon which a settlement is built. Physical factors were most important in the initial choice of a site. Fuel shelter protection from the enemy water supply fertile soil building materials

4 Settlement sites Some settlement sites had specific advantages
bridging point dry-point route point at a ford where narrow enough to easily build a bridge on slightly raised land to avoid flooding where routes meet

5 within a river meander (bend) on a hill
Settlement sites Some settlement sites had specific advantages. defensive wet-point to protect from attack within a river meander (bend) on a hill at a source of water eg spring

6 Look at the photos of sites and name the type of site
DEMONSTRATE! Look at the photos of sites and name the type of site

7 PHOTO 1

8 PHOTO 2

9 PHOTO 3

10 PHOTO 4

11 MAP 5

12 CONSOLIDATE ! Test yourself that you have understood about different sites by completing the worksheet IN YOUR JOTTER!

13 Sites for settlements

14 Which is the best site for a settlement?
Imagine that you and your tribe have just arrived in this area. As the leader, you have to choose the best site for your village. How will you decide between sites A, B, C and D?

15 Which is the best site for a settlement?
Work in pairs to complete the table and decide which is the best site !

16 What is the situation of a settlement?
Situation: describes where a settlement is located in relation to other surrounding features such as other settlements, rivers and communications.

17 The situation of Guildford
Cut up your copy of these statements and place the statements into a logical order !

18 In your group, using an atlas if necessary, make a list of five statements to describe the situation of Glasgow !

19 Key ideas Site describes the actual land upon which a settlement is built. Physical factors were most important in the initial choice of a site. Technology means that many site factors are no longer very critical in influencing the site of a settlement. Situation describes where a settlement is located in relation to other surrounding features such as other settlements, rivers and communications.

20 Consolidate ! (Let’s test what you have learned)
In pairs make up an answer to the Standard Grade Past Paper Question !


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