Dunwich Cliffs: Explaining a Point
Why is Dunwich Eroding So Fast?
The cliffs at Dunwich erode at about 1
metre a year on average.
 This is fairly quick.
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Why are they eroding so fast?
Why is Dunwich Eroding So Fast?
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Split the Cause Cards into 3 groups:
 important
points
 less important points
 points in the middle
WARNING: There is no right or wrong answer!!
Try and get 3 cards in each group
 Then order the cards to work out which
point is the more important in your opinion.
 Write this up in your notebook.
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Why is Dunwich Eroding So Fast?
a) Take 1 of the cards that you think is
important. Write the point down.
b) Think really carefully - how does this
point make the cliffs erode quickly?
c) Write an explanation to show how this
point makes the cliffs erode really
quickly. Try and make your explanation
as clear and detailed as you can.
Why is Dunwich Eroding So Fast?
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Point: Dunwich is in an exposed
position.
A
Because Dunwich is in an exposed position
this means that the sea erode the cliffs very
easily. This means that there is lots of
erosion going on and that the cliffs collapse
and that this means the houses could fall
into the sea, which would be bad. This is all
because of the exposed position.
Why is Dunwich Eroding So Fast?

Point: Dunwich is in an exposed
position.
B
This means that there will be lots of
erosion.
Why is Dunwich Eroding So Fast?
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Point: Dunwich is in an exposed
position.
C
Because of this the sea will be able to hit the cliffs
at Dunwich with more force. This means that there
will be more power in the waves and so the cliff is
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erosion. This helps to make this one of the more
important reasons why Dunwich is eroding.
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Why is Dunwich Eroding So Fast?