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Key Stage 3: Isle of Wight, a global island

The Isle of Wight has always been a globally connected land. The first people who lived in the area, our ancestors, originally came from Africa and roamed the vast European landmass following food and warmth from season to season. Throughout prehistory and history we find evidence for both fascinating and challenging connections between people on the Island and places and communities across the world. These experiences of the past provide inspiration for the Island building a sustainable, caring and exciting future.

KS3 Curriculum Links/ SkillsCitizenship
The ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities

Understand how human and physical processes interact to influence and change landscapes, environments and the climate

Extend locational knowledge and deepen spatial awareness of the world’s countries using maps of the world to focus on Africa, Russia, Eastern Asia (including China and India) and Western Asia (the Middle East)

Build on knowledge of globes, maps and atlases and apply and develop this knowledge routinely in the classroom and in the field

Use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to view, analyse and interpret places and data

Interactions and interdependencies – the interdependence of organisms in the ecosystem

Earth as a source of limited resources and the efficacy of recycling

The production of carbon dioxide by human activity and the impact on the climate
Key ThemesGlobal Island – our globally connected Island through history
Broadening Horizons – our shared responsibilities and new opportunities
Broadening Horizons – becoming an active global citizen

Learning Plan and Related Resources

Learning Plan

Download our KS3 Global Island Learning Plan here for ideas on developing your own learning and lesson plans using our resources

Digital Explorers

Follow the link above to discover our digital history map resources for students to explore online

Being a Global Citizen

Download this informative introductory resource here for use in the classroom