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An atlas is a collection of maps and information that shows geographical features, topography (features of the land), boundaries, climatic, social and economical statistics of an area.

Rivers and the landscape that surrounds them, have different characteristics.

The upper course of a river is typically steep, narrow and rocky. The water is fast flowing and turbulent. 

The middle course of a river is wider, deeper and curves in meanders. The water flows more slowly.

The lower course of a river is flat and wide. The water runs into estuaries or creates deltas.


Look at the Rivers video to recap the three stages of a river. 

After watching complete the Journey of a river information sheet.

Complete the journey of a River question sheet.