Tourism and settlements
Visiting Dartmoor is an excellent opportunity to discover how National Parks are managed and the impact that thousands of visitors have on the land, local communities and wildlife.
he local Rangers are always happy to meet the children. Their friendly manner and interesting job always stimulate many questions from the group.
The small village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor and the contrasting larger town of Bovey Tracey are ideal sites for a settlement study where the children survey the shops and services. Both settlements are rich in historical landmarks, including the famous church at Widecombe, so there are also opportunities for history studies.
Curriculum LinksGEOGRAPHY: How settlements differ and change, including why they differ in size and character and an issue arising from changes in land use
Knowledge and understanding of patterns and processes ENGLISH - Listening; Speaking; Group discussion and interaction CITIZENSHIP - Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities
Learning OutcomesAssess the impact of tourists on two small communities Follow a map safely around a small village and/or town Relate the symbols on the map with the reality on the ground Recognise the different roles that features of the settlement fulfil Consider the benefits and problems arising Listen to the opinions of others Compare and contrast two small settlements Be considerate of other members of the public