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Flooding in the U.K.

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Jonathan Pyatt

on 3 November 2016

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To gain knowledge of the social, environmental and economic effects of flooding in the U.K.
Learning Outcomes
MUST
be able to describe the problems faced by people and businesses affected by flooding (Grade 5).

SHOULD
be able to split these problems into social, environmental and political (Grade 6).

COULD
begin to suggest methods as to how flooding can be better managed in the future (Grade 7+).
Keywords
Urban
Where
is Somerset?
Who Should We Protect?
Using your post-it notes decide whether you would rather save an
urban
or
rural
community from flooding.

Urban =
yellow
Rural =
orange
Debate
You are to be split into groups of 3/4, with each group representing different
stakeholders
.
Flooding in the U.K.
Learning Objective
Which picture do you think is the worst?
Why?
Flood plain
Rural
in relation to, or characteristic of a town or city.
in relation to, or characteristic of the countryside.
an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, prone to flooding.
to clear the bed of a river by scooping out mud, weeds and other debris.
Dredging
Write a reason for your decision on your post-it note and stick it on the A3 paper at the front.
Each group has
ten minutes
to come up with an argument either for or against the protection of urban areas from flooding over rural areas.

Each group will then make a three minute presentation on your argument
for
or
against
to the Decision Committee.
The six groups are:
The Decision Committee
The Environment Agency
Rural Farmers
Rural Residents
Urban Businesses
Urban Residents
Stakeholder
a person with an interest or concern in something.
Flooding in the News
There was lots of news reports in January 2014 about flooding in the Somerset Levels and along the River Thames.
What have we seen or heard?
Think / Pair / Share
Watch the video on the feelings of local residents of Somerset. How would you feel if this was you?
Thursday 3rd November 2016
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