Global Geography at Key Stage 2

Who this course is for

Primary geography teachers and subject leaders

Course date and location

London - Tuesday 17 May 2016 (cancelled)

Course overview

This interactive course explores and exemplifies opportunities within the primary geography curriculum for promoting pupils' global awareness and understanding. It examines the challenges posed by global learning, then looks in-depth at some practical thematic and place-based examples, linked to NC2014, which will lead to outstanding geography teaching.


Registration fees include all course materials, refreshments and lunch.

GA Personal/Group/Concessionary Member: £185
Non-member*: £240

*Includes course fee and one year’s membership for your school to Primary Geography.


Aims and outcomes

  • Increase confidence in using the geography curriculum as a vehicle for exploring big global issues
  • Look in-depth at planning and resourcing for the theme of global trade and a regional study of the Americas
  • Develop a greater understanding of geography's global learning challenges
  • Take away a range of ideas that can support your, and your colleagues', teaching

Course programme

09.00-09.30: Coffee and registration

09.30-11.00: Session 1: Exploring geography and global learning
This session will explore some of the opportunities and dilemmas posed by useing livel global issues as a rich field for geographical learning

11.00-11.15: Refreshment break

11.15-12.45: Session 2: Thematic teaching: global trade
Looking at some common brands and consumer items, this session tracks their global journeys and looks into some key issues and processes 

12.45-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.30: Session 3: Place based learning: South and Central America
Taking a region within the Americas as its focus, we look as some of the present-day issues facing this part of the world, and some of their implications for pupils' lives 

15.30: Close


Ben Ballin, Consultant to the Geographical Association

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Have a question about this course?

Contact the GA's Events Manager Lucy Oxley (0114 296 0088) who will be happy to help.

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