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Geography from Square One - Geography in the Primary School

Geography from Square One

'Inspection evidence reveals that geography is the worst taught subject in the curriculum, with the rate of improvement lower than that of all other subjects. There is a marked polarisation with a few schools teaching the subject exceptionally well and the majority either not teaching it much, or teaching it without real conviction or direction.'

David Bell, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools

But it doesn't have to be like that! Excellent, enjoyable geography teaching is within reach of every primary teacher, and Geography from Square One shows how.

Geography from Square One was launched at the GA's Annual Conference in Spring 2005. All primary schools were sent a free colourful A1 poster which included an introductory activity for teachers and seven simple and enjoyable activities. Although the poster is now out of print, it is available to download, together with PDFs of the activities, on the Activities Page.


Geography from Square One was a Geographical Association project, supported by funding from The Frederick Soddy Trust and the DCSF

Geography from Square Two

If you like Geography from Square One, then make sure you check out our follow up project Geography from Square Two for more activities, worksheets and free photographs...

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Vijay Laxmi Singh


13:54 - 13/01/11

Excellent ! Very useful.

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