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Field sketches and how to draw them

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Year 6 introduction in how to draw a good field sketch in Geography

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Field sketches and how to draw them

  1. 1. Representing my place: Field Sketches Learning Objectives: •To know the main features of my place •To understand how to represent them on a field sketch •To be able to create my own field sketches
  2. 2. ? What is a field sketch?
  3. 3. Why are field sketches important? • Record field observations & measurements • Give a summary of key geographical features • Help analyses of photographs taken in the field • Provide useful memory aids
  4. 4. Making a field sketch You don’t have to: • Be an artist • Produce a masterpiece or work of art You do have to: • Produce a simple outline drawing or summary diagram • Allow enough time to make a sketch • Keep work neat & tidy
  5. 5. Stages in drawing a field sketch 1. Choose the view you wish to record
  6. 6. 2. Draw a frame and draw lines to divide your page
  7. 7. 3. Draw in the skyline & foreground
  8. 8. 4. Draw in lines showing the main features Hint: Leave out details of minor features e.g. trees
  9. 9. 5. Add labels
  10. 10. Check list (a) Date (b) Location (c) Title (d) Direction of view (if known) (e) Frame (f) Features drawn – human and physical (g) Clear! (h) Keep labels outside the sketch
  11. 11. Now it is your turn…..
  12. 12. Has you partner done the following?... Peer Mark! (a) Date (b) Location (c) Title (d) Direction of view (if known) (e) Frame (f) Features – human and physical (g) Clear! (h) Keep labels outside the sketch

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