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Lesson Objective

L.O. To describe human and physical features of Scotland 


Success Criteria

  • I can identify human and physical features  

  • I can draw famous human and physical features of Scotland 

  • I can label famous human and physical features of Scotland 



To identify basic human and physical features and describe what places are like. 




Physical features would be here even if there were no people around. For example, seas, rivers and mountains.   


Human features are things that have been built by people. For example, houses, roads and bridges.   

Flags are used as symbols of a country or organization. 


Capital city – A capital is a city where a region's government is located. This is where government buildings are and where government leaders work.  


Edinburgh – Capital city of Scotland.  


Statue – a sculpture of a person is life-size. 


Palace – the/or was the official home of a king or queen or other important person. 


Castle – a large, strong building where a noble lived with his family and servants. Many castles were built long ago to defend the people inside against attacks. 


Factsheet - a paper giving useful information 

Teaching slides - Features of Edinburgh Scotland

Geography | KS1 | KS2 | The United Kingdom | BBC Teach

This video explores the countries that make up the United Kingdom and identifies a key human and physical feature of each one.It also shares the flags of the...

Task 1 

Watch the two videos (several times) of the girl walking through Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Take notes of the physical and human features she sees and talks about. (There are at least 8 features) 



Task 2:  

Time to make a factsheet about Edinburgh, Scotland. See Teacher’s Model.  


•Draw the physical and human features you saw and heard in the videos.  

•Label the pictures 

•Remember to title your factsheet. 

Edinburgh Scotland Factsheet - Teacher's Model