Italy – Year 8 Aim: To find out some physical differences between the north and south of Italy. <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>New Interactions P.82-83 </li></ul><ul><li>Task Sheet – Comparing North & South Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Key Words: </li></ul><ul><li>Physical – Natural features </li></ul><ul><li>Plain – A Flat area of land </li></ul><ul><li>Delta – Where a river builds up mud as it enters the sea. </li></ul>
The North - Landforms The N.I.P is very flat and the river Po runs across it. In winter this area is flooded by the river.
Embankments have been built next to the river to stop it from flooding farmers land and peoples houses.
Not many plants on the plain. Lombardy poplar trees have been planted to reduce the force of the wind
The South - Landforms The South was once underneath the Mediterranean sea but was pushed up to form the Apennines. The area is very hilly and steep. The soil is thin and not very fertile.
These earth movements still occur today and are felt as earthquakes. It can be a dangerous place to live!
There are also volcanoes in the area. The lava and ash weather down to make deep and fertile soils in volcanic areas. Great for growing crops!