Geography of the Alps
- Statement of inquiry
- Scientific and technical innovators need to understand how power affects the processes that occur within systems.
- Factual questions [Remembering facts and topics]
- Conceptual questions [Analysing big ideas]
- Debatable questions [Evaluating perspectives and developing theories]
- Aims of this lesson
- To understand the complex geography of the European Alps.
What makes 'the Alps'?
Here are the twelve four-thousanders with at least 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) of prominence:
|Peak||Height above Sea Level (metres)|
|Barre des Écrins||4102|
The dots on the base map represent major cities - label them.
Major ski resorts
|Ski Resort||Kilometres of piste|
|Portes du Soleil||650|
|Les Trois Valleys||600|
|Evasion Mont Blanc (Megève)||445|
|Les Sybelles Ski Area||310|
Extension: Bodies of Water | Languages
Name the bodies of water and rivers on the base map.
Can you add an overlay of the various dominant languages of the Alps? This would be a good starting point: Hyperlink
Where in the Alps have you been? Where have you driven to? Where have you flown over?
Try and mark your map with areas you have experienced and areas you are yet to experience.