3D Settlement Zones

Here is a model of settlement patterns based on Hoyt's work looking at cities developing in a segmented pattern. 

 

This model is made up of pictures of the different buildings that you would see  in the different sections of the city. 

geography for kids - settlement patterns geography model
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Geography for kids - settlement patterns geography model
geography for kids - settlement patterns geography model

Here we see the concentric zones of Burgess's settlement model illustrated in 3D for all to see and understand. 

 

This model offers clear opportunities to see the different types of building use present throughout the city.

3D Settlement Hierarchy

Geography for kids - Settlement hierarchy geography model

This wonderful idea is being illustrated here by Webber School. Click on the picture to go to their website. Extension activities that follow on from this could include using a map of the UK to list examples for each size of settlement.

Class project -

Build a  Settlement

Class project -

Build a  Settlement

This is a great idea where all the pupils make a house out of a paper bag and then they can be displayed together to make a village.

In this model, the houses could be made by individual pupils and the layout by the teacher if needs be.

Make a traditional

Japanese village

Make an Italian

Trullo village

3D Anglo Saxon Settlement

This model of an Anglo-Saxon settlement is a great way to understand how the settlements would have been laid out. Using real twigs for the log fence around the village, it helps give an idea of what life in an Anglo-Saxon village.

Geography for kids - Settlement hierarchy geography model

Are you looking for creative ideas to help you with your understanding of the geography topic of Settlements? Then see below for our collection of ideas for 3D geography models that you can make to help you understand more about the Geography topic of settlements.

SETTLEMENT MODELS