Glacial Landscapes GCSE Geography Resources & Revision Materials

Download the GCSE Geography Physical Landscapes: Glacial Landscapes in the UK Resources module

This module contains:

  •  An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary which covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

Physical Landscapes: Glacial Landscapes in the UK

Glacier - ice on the ground made by layers of snow building up and compacted into ice throughout the years.

Ice age - a period of time when ice sheets are prevalent. Within ice ages, there are colder glacial periods (global temperature drops to 11°C-15°C) and warmer interglacial periods (ice retreats to higher, colder altitudes and latitudes).

Current ice age - the last glacial period peaked 20,000 years ago and, since 10,000 years ago, we have seen warming, thus, we are now in an interglacial period.

This ​GCSE ​Physical Landscapes module introduces glacial landscapes to your students, explaining:

  • ​What are the four glacial processes?
  • What are the different types of glacial landforms?
  • What are the economic activities in glaciated upland areas?
  • Why are there conflicts, and what management strategies can be done to solve them?

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More Physical Landscapes Modules

Glacial Landscapes is one lesson in our Physical Landscapes module. The other theory lessons can be found below: