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L.O: To identify how landforms are created


The French Alps are a stunning mountain range located in southeastern France, forming part of the larger Alps that stretch across multiple European countries. Renowned for their majestic peaks, including Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe, the French Alps offer breathtaking landscapes and a variety of outdoor activities. They are particularly famous for skiing, thanks to their reliable snowfall, diverse terrain, and well-developed ski resorts like Chamonix, Courchevel, and Val d'Isère. The region's extensive network of ski lifts, well-groomed slopes, and off-piste opportunities cater to skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, making it a premier destination for winter sports enthusiasts from around the world.



Can we show how mountains are created using sand?


The French Alps...

Flawless Ski Holidays to the Top French Ski Resorts (4K)

Plate Tectonics | Tectonic plates Theory | Video for kids

  What is a tectonic plate?

 Explain the three different types of movements for the tectonic plates: convergent, divergent and transform


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 What are mountains?

 What are mountains? Explain how high they are.

 What are mountains? How are they formed? Make sure you use the words: lava and erupt in your explanations. 


Using the BBC website, draw a mountain range being created by tectonic plates.






1. Write the 4 figure grid reference for:

a. The word 'Italy'

b. Apt

c. Briancon


2. What is the difference between the tallest and smallest mountain in the key?


3. How many centimeters is equal to 30km on this map? How do you know. 


4. How many km is it from Gap to Digne-les-bains?


5. What direction is Chamenix in from Annecy?


6. What might happen if the map did not have a scale?




1. Write the 6 figure grid reference for (the black square of):

a. Gap

b. Chambery

c. Annecy


2. What is the range of the elevation of the mountains shown on the key of the map?


3. Using the scale, how many km is the widest part of Italy on the map? Show your workings. 


4. How many km is it from Apt to Digne-les-bains?


5. What direction is Briancon in from Gap?


6. If the scale on the map changed, what would happen to the distances between the places?



 Only try purple chilli if you have completed green or red above! 

This map uses a colour key to show mountain elevation.

Click on the image below and summarise another way that maps can show mountain height. You may wish to use a diagram to support your explanation.


The website 'Top Snow Travel' says that...


 "French ski resorts are located at high altitudes, they have reliable snow conditions and longer seasons, making it a popular choice for a ski holiday."


Research the phrases in pink. Why do you think the landscape of The French Alps are suited to skiing?

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Ydw, dw i'n hoffi...

Nag ydw, dw i ddim yn hoffi... 


Ydw, dw i'n hoffi... achos mae'n...

Nag ydw, dw i ddim yn hoffi... achos mae'n...


Add the frill 'yn fy marn i...' (In my opinion) into your answer. 


Create the other half of the image using a medium of your choice!