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Conducting Research: Good Practice turned into Research

Examples of good practice and the strategies used to identify the elements needed to underpin further good practice. From The Register of Research in Primary Geography.

Year: 2002

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Conducting research: Starting classroom based research in geography education

What questions to ask, how to collect answers and how to use the outcomes. From The Register of Research in Primary Geography.

Year: 2000

Author: Patrick Wiegand

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography and Art: A sense of place at Bishop's Waltham Junior School

In this third article about teaching geography with art, Jo Sudbury trialled two activites that encouraged pupils to use their geographical learning; geo-doodles and an Arts week.

Year: 2010

Author: Sharon Witt and Jo Sudbury

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Using research to inform the development of a Waste Action Project in a Primary School

Description of involving an inner city school and multicultural local community in a national ESD project. The gardening element still survives in 2011. From The Register of Research in Primary Geography.

Year: 2004

Author: Sandra McLeod

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

'I've started... so you'll finish!'

Sharon and Steve describe how they developed and used a collaborative map-making activity designed to promote geographical conversations and learning

Year: 2012

Author: Sharon Witt and Steve Rawlinson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

'LIVING TODAY WITH TOMORROW IN MIND': A LOCAL AND GLOBAL APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

An exemplification of a successful ESD process in an inner city school as part of a literacy through geography campaign.

Year: 2000

Author: Maxine Howell

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

'Thinking of Britain' in children's geographies

The last of three articles on how research into children's geographies can inform primary geography teaching and learning

Year: 2009

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

'What subject are we doing?'

David Narracott describes how he used ICT and sensory fieldwork to investigate children's perceptions of subject boundaries.

Year: 2009

Author: David S Narracott

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association

A Different View is a manifesto from the Geographical Association. It shows what geography brings to the curriculum table. It demonstrates how geography contributes to these National Curriculum values: self; relationships; society; environment.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A different view – Geography: Moving stories

Six of the stunning geographical photographs from A different view, the GA’s manifesto for school geography, are now available as A1 posters

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

20-Metre (66’) Measuring Tape

Long-lasting, tough, robust, rot-proof tapes made from top-quality fibreglass material.

Year: 2010

Author: RST Tools

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

2010: An extraordinary year for global weather

Rachael takes a look back at an extraordinary year for diverse extreme weather events across the globe.

Year: 2011

Author: Rachael Fordham

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

21 photograph activities in geography

Enhance the visual dimension of your geography teaching! 21 geograpy activities involving photographs.

Year: 2006

Author: GA Secondary Phase Committee

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

25 Tip Top Junior Investigations – Getting to Grips with Our Place

Tips for investigating the local area with primary children. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

3 G...ood reasons for using mobile devices!

describe some innovative work using smartphones

Year: 2008

Author: Simon Elledge and Emily Richardson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

3 Map Projection Outlines

Mollweide, Sanson-Flamsteed and Hammer map projections in outline form.

Author: Various

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Image

40 ideas in 40 minutes: Websites for Geography Teaching

40 helpful website for geography teachers. From the GA Annual Conference 2011.

Year: 2011

Author: James Riley

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: PDF

A Child's View of the World

This video accompanied a GA conference session on 'Children's Voices'. The video was filmed as though looking at the world from the height of a four year old child. It was made to raise a number of questions about how children view the world and some of the questions they may be asking.

Year: 2006

Author: John Halocha

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 3-7

Resource type: Windows Media Video

A conceptual approach

In this article, Colin Bridge explores some classroom-based approaches to integrated learning. Four activity sheets can be downloaded which allow pupils to explore the concepts; protection, communication, change and interaction.

Year: 2010

Author: Colin Bridge

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

A creative approach to geography in a cross-curricular day

Sue Parsons from Joy Lane Juniors shares her creative use of thinking skills with Year 6. 'The main aim of this day is to encourage the children to think about and express their own opinions and values about the world in which they live.'

Year: 2005

Author: Sue Parsons

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

A Department Website: Final Report

Final evaluation of the Geography Department Website project by Fred Martin of Bath Spa University, a specialist in the use of ICT with Geography and a member of the GA's Secondary Education Section Committee.

Year: 2005

Author: Fred Martin

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A diagram showing progression in geography

From Eleanor Rawling's book Planning Your Key Stage 3 Geography Curriculum. A diagrammatic and dynamic way of envisaging progression, intended to show how, through study of chosen content using a geographical enquiry approach and skills (the teaching and learning experiences provided), pupils move towards understanding of the key concepts (representing the inherent structure of the subject).

Year: 2007

Author: Eleanor Rawling

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View

David Lambert discusses the GA’s manifesto, ‘A different view’.

Year: 2009

Author: David Lambert

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

A different view – Geography: Energy flows

Six of the stunning geographical photographs from A different view, the GA’s manifesto for school geography, are now available as A1 posters.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

A Different View: 1. Geography: a curriculum resource par excellence

Section 1 of A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View: 2. Thinking Geographically

Section 2 of A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View: 3. Living Geography

Section 3 of A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View: 4. Geography and Young People

Section 4 of A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View: 5. Investigating and Exploring Geography

Section 5 of A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View: 6. Geography and the 'Real World'

Section 6 of A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association, focusing on outdoor learning.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View: 7. Curriculum Making with Geography

Section 7 of A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View: Goals and Purposes

The goals and purposes of of A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View: Introduction

Introduction taken from A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Different View: Summary

A summary of A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Fluid Landscape

An activity linked to A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

A geographical opportunity? - Taking a fresh look at the primary curriculum

In April it was announced that the Rose Review had been 'shelved'. This article shows how this gives us an excellent opportunity to take curriculum making into our own hands.

Year: 2010

Author: John Halocha

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

A Geographical Response to the Rose Interim Report

This document contains a summary of the responses made as of 15.03.09 to the Rose Review by email, Ning and in published form. It has benefited from the experience of Paula Owens and others attending meetings at the QCA and RGS. It gathers together the range of responses that have been made to different parts of the Review.

Year: 2009

Author: Compiled by Rachel Bowles

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Geography Friendly Classroom

Tips for primary geography.

Year: 2010

Author: Sharon Witt

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Guide to Using Flickr

The photo-sharing site Flickr can be a very useful resource for teachers, but you must be aware of copyright issues before reproducing the images you find there. This guide shows you how to search for Creative Commons images that can be re-used.

Year: 2008

Author: Noel Jenkins

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A guide to using Quikmaps

A guide to getting started with the online mapping software Quikmaps.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A Model for Sustainable Development

explains his model for underpinning ESD that has an issue or change at its centre

Year: 2009

Author: Steve Pratchett

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

A Platform for Quality Geography

Karen explains how Burwash CE Primary School have taken the opportunity to use learning platforms to enhance both their teaching and their pupils' understanding of geography

Year: 2011

Author: Karen Hopkins

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

A Question of Research

Here, Stephen reports on a small-scale study which explored the geographical questions that pupils spontaneously ask about the world around them.

Year: 2013

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

A Sense Of Perspective

An activity linked to A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

A sense of space and place

This presentation was given at the 2010 GA Annual Conference: Places are multi-layered, sensory, diverse and often complex spaces, given meaning and form through human interaction. In turn, places help define our identity and evoke a range of emotions. This workshop will explore techniques to help you bring places alive in the classroom and reflect on personal and shared meanings. Links with sustainability and social cohesion and refers to the new primary curriculum.

Year: 2010

Author: Paula Owens and Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

A Sense of Taste

Activities that bring the sense of taste into geography- compare branded and fairly traded and organic products.

Year: 2006

Author: GA Secondary Phase Committee

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

A Village Comparison: About the Unit

A description of the 'A Village Comparison' unit at Perton First School. Part of the Making Geography Happen project.

Year: 2009

Author: Chris Rogers

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

A Village Comparison: Expectations

Expectations for children's learning during the 'A Village Comparison' unit at Perton First School. Part of the Making Geography Happen project.

Year: 2009

Author: Chris Rogers

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

A Village Comparison: Medium Term Plan

Medium Term Plan for the 'A Village Comparison' unit at Perton First School. Part of the Making Geography Happen project.

Year: 2009

Author: Chris Rogers

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

A-Z of China

An alphabet journey through China in words and pictures. This PowerPoint Presentation accompanies the Summer 2008 issue of Primary Geographer.

Year: 2008

Author: Kate Russell

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Acting out Global Warming

A practical activity which involved asking pupils to 'be' different elements in the global warming process. Taken from the online CPD unit Young Geographers Go Green.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Action Geography 7: A taste of the future

approaches issues raised by the effects of new technologies on the environment

Year: 2008

Author: Colin Bridge

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Action Geography 8: We are what we aren't

Classroom approaches to examining our national characteristics, with a focus on landscape

Year: 2009

Author: Colin Bridge

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Action Geography 9: So near and yet so far

Colin explores some practical ways to involve younger children in global learning. This article is accompanied by four activity sheets.

Year: 2010

Author: Colin Bridge

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Action Plan for Geography – An Update

This PowerPoint accompanied a session at the Geography Teacher Educators' (GTE) Conference in 2008. Nicky and John gave an update on the three interlinked programmes of the APG: Communication, Support and Development.

Year: 2008

Author: John Lyon & Nicky Reckless

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Action Plan for Geography Update

An update on the APG, looking back at the last two years and also to what lies ahead

Year: 2008

Author: Paula Owens and Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Action Research in the classroom: notes for a seminar

A common sense view of action research. From The Register of Research in Primary Geography.

Year: 2002

Author: Jean McNiff

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Action Research in the Classroom: What is to be done?

Written by the CEO of the Teaching Training Agency at the time, this article puts together a compelling case for observing how children learn. Though delivered in 1999, the extracts highlight the basic principles of classroom research and its relevance to raising professional esteem. From The Register of Research in Primary Geography.

Year: 2000

Author: Anthea Millett

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Activities for use with Stig of the Dump

These activities expand upon the possibilities mentioned in Chapter 8 of the Primary Geography Handbook. A grid of possible activities by chapter.

Year: 2008

Author: Colin Bridge

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Activities to be used with the Stig of the Dump activity table

These activities expand upon the possibilities mentioned in Chapter 8 of the Primary Geography Handbook. Uses the novel Stig of the Dump to explore landscapes in the UK. For ages 8 - 11.

Year: 2008

Author: Colin Bridge

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Activity/Lesson Template - A Different View

A template for teachers to complete when submitting an activity or lesson idea based on the images found in A Different View.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Addding symbols, text and information to an outline map of the school grounds

A session for primary. How to use the software programme Local Studies, or alternative software package, to add additional buildings, symbols and other information to a base-map of the school.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Adding up the issue

Linking geography and mathematics through a study of the real world can provide pupils with meaningful and challenging learning opportunities; here Susan explores some of the possibilities

Year: 2014

Author: Susan Pike

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Aerial Photographs and understanding places

Research paper. The use of aerial photographs with children of all ages.

Year: 2004

Author: Christopher Spencer

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Aeroimage Poster (primary)

This A0 laminated poster features a recent aerial photograph of your school (or other chosen area) alongside an Ordnance Survey map of the same area and at the same scale (approximately 1:2500). The image covers an area of 1.45km from west to east and 2km from north to south.

Year: 2010

Author: Wildgoose

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Affective Mapping Worksheet

Part of the Valuing Places CPD unit on think maps.

Year: 2005

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Africa Map

Outline map of Africa.

Year: 2010

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

AGENDA 21, EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS: Gardening, a case study

The chronology and benefits, geographical and whole school, of developing a school allotment garden.

Year: 2004

Author: Peter Bloomfield

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

All Change! KS2 & 3 in Wales

This presentation formed part of Lecture 6 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference.

Year: 2009

Author: Jan Bond

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

An Enquiry Framework

Here is one example of an enquiry framework for planning which puts pupil participation at the heart of an activity.

Year: 2008

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

An Enquiry Framework

A diagram showing an enquiry approach. Taken from the online CPD course Young Geographers Go Green.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

An introduction to coasts - lesson plan

Plan of a lesson at Bottesford Primary School introducing Year 5 students to coasts. Part of the Making Geography Happen project.

Year: 2011

Author: Alison Longden

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Analogical reasoning and map skills

Research paper. Evidence to support the way young children relate reality to symbolism and analogy.

Year: 2002

Author: Jennifer Nock

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Antarctic Map

Outline map of The Antarctic.

Year: 2010

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Appearances Can Deceive

Further information about the 'Appearances Can Deceive' photo family in A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Appearances Can Deceive Photo Family

Set of thirteen photos for the 'Appearances Can Deceive' theme in A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Various

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: zip file

Arctic refrigerator over-heating

Cameron, Margareta and Terry discuss the evidence of global warming and its impacts already apparent in the Arctic and how this has implications for all of us.

Year: 2011

Author: Cameron Dunn, Margareta Johansson and Terry Callaghan

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Are We There Yet?

How to carry out a risk assessment with primary pupils. Taken from the Young Geographers Go Green online CPD course.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Argyle Primary School garden photo set

Five photos of the transformed garden at Argyle Primary School.

Year: 2009

Author: Laura Wynne

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: zip file

Assessment in Geography at Key Stage 1 and 2.

Guidance for primary geography assessment including a breakdown of levels 1-4. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Australia Map

Outline map of Australia.

Year: 2010

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Away from the action: is it 'our' Games?

Anthony and year 6 pupils from St Peter's Smithills Dean Primary School in Bolton consider some of the issues that surround a major event like the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with a partiular focus on the impact of location.

Year: 2012

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Barnaby Bear glove puppet

This delightful glove puppet is an ideal companion to encourage children using the Barnaby Bear big and little books.

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Base Map of England

An outline map of England

Year: 2011

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Base Map of England (with counties)

Outline map of England showing the counties

Year: 2011

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Beach activities

Beach activities carried out as part of a field visit during a unit on Investigating Coasts at Bottesford Primary School. Part of the Making Geography Happen project.

Year: 2011

Author: Alison Longden

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Becta Direct2U Resources

Becta primary geography lesson plans using ICT. Thanks to Becta for permission to reproduce these resources.

Author: BECTA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: zip file

Becta Direct2U Resources - July 2006

Becta geography lesson plans mailing for July 2006. Thanks to Becta for permission to reproduce these resources.

Year: 2006

Author: BECTA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: zip file

Between Heaven & Earth Photo Family

Set of thirteen photos for the 'Between Heaven & Earth' theme in A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Various

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: zip file

Between Heaven And Earth

Further information about the 'Between Heaven And Earth' photo family in A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Beyond the pyramids!

Richard describes how, in undertaking a mission to solve Egypt's financial crisis, his pupils were able to link the country's geographical features with its tourism potential

Year: 2014

Author: Richard Worgan

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Big Ideas About Big Places

Susan and Maria outline a number of approaches to teaching about Australia through big ideas.

Year: 2012

Author: Susan Pike and Maria Ryan

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Blind futsal: the beautiful, geographical game

The Paralympic Games in 2012 present us with a fantastic new opportunity to teach geographical skills through blind futsal. Blind futsal coach, David Mycock, and player, Will Norman, join geography teacher, Stephen Pickering, to explore how the game can be used to teach about space, scale and direction.

Year: 2012

Author: David Mycock, Will Norman and Stephen Pickering

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Blog on to physical geography

How can we encourage children to talk about their work in geography in their home setting? One solution, as Fiona demonstrates, is to set up a blog, which can generate discussion at home while consolidating pupil understanding of key aspects of physical geography

Year: 2014

Author: Fiona O'Leary

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Books in Primary Geography

A list of books for use in geography lessons with primary children.

Year: 2010

Author: Graham Eyre

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Britain and Britishness poster

A1 poster

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Buidling Sustainable Communities: Photos of Callington, Cornwall

PowerPoint containing a selection of photos of Callington, Cornwall. Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. Contains good images of high streets, playgrounds and other urban scenes.

Year: 2007

Author: Jim Rogers

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Building Sustainable Communities: Different perspectives

Why should different people and organisations be interested in sustainable communities?

Year: 2007

Author: The Academy for Sustainable Communities

Age: 7-11, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Building Sustainable Communities: Egan Occupations Diagram

Diagram from Sir John Egan's report on the skills and training that built environment professionals require to deliver sustainable communities.

Resource type: Image

Building Sustainable Communities: Egan Wheel

The 'Egan wheel' is named after Sir John Egan who chaired the review into skills for sustainable communities. The eight components have a high level of language sophistication, but it is nevertheless a very useful tool for the classroom.

Author: Sir John Egan

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Image

Building Sustainable Communities: Introductory Session

This introductory session to the Building Sustainable Communities project and its purpose is to introduce the scope of the project and negotiate next steps in action-research.

Year: 2007

Author: Angus Wilson

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Is our School a “Sustainable Community”?

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. In this activity, students get to score their school to find out whether or not it is a 'sustainable community'.

Year: 2007

Author: Barbara Baird

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Milton Keynes Photos

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. This PowerPoint was part of a unit of work investigating the question of whether or not Milton Keynes is a sustainable city. The PowerPoint contains some excellent photos of urban / suburban areas of the city.

Year: 2007

Author: Nikki Flanagan and Matthew Morgan

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Building Sustainable Communities: Place making wheel

This image is of the Egan Wheel and shows the eight components of a sustainable community.

Year: 2007

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Image

Building Sustainable Communities: Placecheck

A useful tool for evaluating the urban environment is 'Placecheck'. This structured sequence of questions has been devised for use with community groups, however the first two parts are equally valid for use with young people. It is usually applied with the practical experience of an organised walkabout. The version presented here is in Word format to allow the answers to be more easily recorded.

Year: 2007

Author: Angus Wilson

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Placecheck part B

A useful tool for evaluating the urban environment is 'Placecheck'. This structured sequence of questions has been devised for use with community groups, however the first two parts are equally valid for use with young people. It is usually applied with the practical experience of an organised walkabout. The version presented here is in Word format to allow the answers to be more easily recorded.

Year: 2007

Author: Angus Wilson

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Placecheck PowerPoint

A useful tool for evaluating the urban environment is 'Placecheck'. This structured sequence of questions has been devised for use with community groups, however the first two parts are equally valid for use with young people. This PowerPoint allows both a presentation and a structure for collaborative completion of a 'Placecheck'.

Year: 2007

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Building Sustainable Communities: Pop out and make pyramid

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities resource pack. The pyramid serves a dual-purpose as an activity on settlement hierarchy and as an introduction to the eight components of sustainable communities.

Year: 2007

Author: Academy for Sustainable Communities and GA

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Building Sustainable Communities: Skills in action

Some real life examples of sustainable communities skills being put into practice.

Year: 2007

Author: The Academy for Sustainable Communities

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Building Sustainable Communities: Sustainable communities in action

Some real life examples of the principles of sustainable communities being put into practice.

Year: 2007

Author: The Academy for Sustainable Communities

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Building Sustainable Communities: The Egan Wheel

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. This document has a copy of the Egan wheel and a bit of background behind it. This example focuses on Milton Keynes but the resource is ideal for use in any scheme of work on sustainable communities.

Year: 2007

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: What is a sustainable community?

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. This document might be useful as a starter enquiry, asking the basic question, 'what is a sustainable community'?

Year: 2007

Author: Nikki Flanagan and Matthew Morgan

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: What is a sustainable community?

All the findings of the Egan review into sustainable communities laid out in one document.

Year: 2007

Author: Geographical Association and Academy for Sustainable Communities

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building the image: using Lynch’s concepts

Research paper. A study of Y3/4 maps drawn of the locality using three categories - paths, nodes and landmarks.

Year: 2004

Author: Philip Maudesley

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Cambridgeshire Interactive Whiteboard Project: Project Documents

This was a GA/DfES funded Local Project which took place in 2005. Here are the documents which explain the project, planning structures and evaluations of using the whiteboards for developing locality geography.

Year: 2005

Author: Cambridge Advisory Service / Cambridgeshire County Council

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: zip file

Can geography help lead the learning needed for sustainable development?

Can geography help lead the learning needed for sustainable development… or is it part of the problem?

Year: 2008

Author: GA in partnership with Tide~ global learning

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Can we help you Mr Jolly Postman?

A primary geography local area activity originally based in Chandlers Ford. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Care, Well-being, Sustainability and Geography: What is this really about?

This PowerPoint accompanied a session at the Geography Teacher Educators' (GTE) Conference in 2008. Simon explored the concept of 'care' set in the context of the sustainability agenda, ECM, and Sustainable Schools. He argued that The ECM, Sustainable Schools and Children's Plan agendas provide a rationale for geography as an essential curriculum - indeed, whole school - subject.

Year: 2008

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Caring for our World

This PowerPoint Presentation contains some 'big ideas' together with extracts from the GA publication Caring for Our World to illustrate thinking sustainably with young children. Taken from the online CPD unit 'Young Geographers Go Green'.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Cases and Places Sample

This is a sample of the Theory into Practice book, Cases and Places. This book critically examines the teaching of 'place' through case studies in secondary geography, challenging the way case studies are used and offering accessible classroom materials for place study based on place as it is conceptualised in academic geography. The complete book can be purchased from the GA shop.

Year: 2006

Author: Clare Brooks and Alun Morgan

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Celebrating Geography

presents a prize winning essay promoting and celebrating the value of geography in schools

Year: 2009

Author: Emily Richardson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Celebrating the Action Plan for Geography

This speech was given by Michael Palin, guest of honour at a reception at the Speaker's House on 27 November 2007 to celebrate the successes of the Action Plan for Geography to date.

Year: 2008

Author: Geographical Association / Michael Palin

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Challenging Assumptions: Land shapes: a neglected theme?

This article considers the development of knowledge about and the understanding of three important and inter-related themes: land shapes, country shapes and population sizes.

Year: 2010

Author: David R. Wright

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Challenging perceptions of place

In this second article with a focus on 'place', Sarah Haynes explores how our perceptions of different places in the UK are affected by our prior experiences - many of which are mediated by another source. She shows how learning can be integrated in a focused topic on place.

Year: 2010

Author: Sarah Haynes

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Challenging thinking about food miles

Year 6 pupils explain in their own words how they had their thinking about food miles developed and challenged.

Year: 2013

Author: Rachel Lewis and pupils at Kingscourt School

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Champion Ideas and Resource Links for Primary Geography

Ideas for primary geography.

Year: 2010

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Changing Britain?

Techniques for drawing on the rich variety of heritages of school pupils and the wider community

Year: 2009

Author: Trisha Kavanagh

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Changing fast, changing slow

Looks at the changing surface of our planet to help pupils and teachers understand how these changes happen and that different changes happen at a huge range of scales.

Year: 2011

Author: John Halocha and Thomas Hawkins

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Changing Places - Contents of the Teaching and Learning Pack

During 2005, primary schools in Castleford and Airedale were invited to take part in this local geography project part funded by the GA/DfES and Wakefield District Council. Here is a list of the resources included in the Teaching and Learning Pack recieved by schools.

Year: 2005

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Changing Places - Final Project Evaluation

During 2005, primary schools in Castleford and Airedale were invited to take part in this local geography project part funded by the GA/DfES and Wakefield District Council. Here is the final project evaluation.

Year: 2006

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Changing Places - Our School Grounds

Part of the Changing Places project, this unit of work for Years 4 - 5 is a 'long' environmental geography unit. In it, children use the school buildings, grounds and immediate locality to investigate environmental issues and improvements.

Year: 2005

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Changing Places - Our Town

Part of the Changing Places project, this lesson plan for Years 5 and 6 provide the opportunity for young people to respond creatively to the issue of environmental regeneration in their local town.

Year: 2005

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Changing Places - Planning the Project

During 2005, primary schools in Castleford and Airedale were invited to take part in this local geography project part funded by the GA/DfES and Wakefield District Council. These are the project proposals.

Year: 2005

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Changing Places - Regeneration: Planning for Geography and Design Technology

A resource contributed by a school as part of the Changing Places project. Focusing on regeneration it combines geography with design technology.

Year: 2005

Author: Castleford Half-Acres school – Liz Bennett

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Changing Places - The Castleford Project

Part of the Changing Places project, this unit provides the opportunity for younger children to make a practical difference to their own school/ school grounds while providing an opportunity for children to look at some of the changes that architects and designers are proposing for Castleford, Airedale and Ferry Fryston.

Year: 2005

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Changing Places - The Green: Childrens' writing

Part of the Changing Places project, this PowerPoint shows some of the results of an activity that explored the topic of regeneration through creative writing.

Year: 2005

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Changing Places - The Green: Geography and Creative Writing

Part of the Changing Places project, this is an account of a unit of work that explored the potential regeneration of a local park and in so doing combined geography and creative writing.

Year: 2005

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Changing the Subject: The impact of national policy on school geography 1980-2000 (Hardback)

An overview of the changing fortunes of school geography and the impact of policy-making on its development, set within the wider context of educational change between 1980 and 2000. Changing the Subject will have particular resonance for the geography community, but will also be of interest to other subject communities, policy makers and educational researchers.

Year: 2001

Author: Eleanor M Rawling

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Chartered Geographer (Teacher)

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session. A chance to find out about developments in Chartered Geographer (Teacher) status.

Year: 2008

Author: Claire Wheeler

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Chembakolli map

This map will support work on unit 10: A village in India in the QCA Scheme of Work. Using the map to make geographical enquiries will help familiarise pupils with Chembakolli’s location and geographical features.

Year: 2007

Author: Sue Thomas in collaboration with ActionAid

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Children and young people on the move: geographies of child and youth migration

This article invites you to explore migration processes, as they are experienced and constructed at both global and local scales, from the perspectives of migrant children and young people. We provide an overview of current geographical thinking on migration processes and the ways in which such processes shape the spaces and places in which we live, particularly highlighting the tendency to overlook children's and young people's roles in them. The article focuses on the emerging area of the geographies of child and youth migration. It highlights the important roles played by children and young people in global population movements and explores the spatiality of identity, belonging, mobility and settlement as these are shaped and experienced by migrant children and young people.

Year: 2012

Author: Caitríona Ní Laoire, Allen White, Naomi Tyrrell and Fina Carpena-Méndez

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Children's geographical understanding: the perception of landscape and sites of representation

A geographical investigation into primary children's different meanings attributed to geographical sites.

Year: 2004

Author: Ana Francisca de Azevedo

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Children's Geographies and New Technologies

provides an overview of Children's Geographies and focuses on new technology

Year: 2008

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

CHILDREN'S GEOGRAPHIES IN BOTANIC GARDENS Or... putting botanic gardens in their place

The geographical activities possible through a visit to a botanic garden.

Year: 2004

Author: Glenys Owen-Jones

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Children's Understanding of Rivers: Is there need for more constructivist research in primary geography?

The methods and findings of children's understanding of every day terms used for the world about them.

Year: 2004

Author: Margaret Mackintosh

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Children's Voices

This is a PowerPoint Presentation from a GA Annual Conference Session. The session demonstrated work achieved so far in the development of ways to involve children in understanding their geographical learning, through video, camera, internet research, journey sticks and opinion making.

Year: 2006

Author: Various

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Children's Voices - Notes

Notes accompanying a GA conference session about children's voices. The session demonstrated work achieved so far in the development of ways to involve children in understanding their geographical learning, through video, camera, internet research, journey sticks and opinion making. Discussion continued with contributions from teachers in the audience who have used or would like to use such methods.

Year: 2006

Author: Various

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Children's work on the wind turbine activity (1)

Example of children's work on the wind turbine activity.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11

Resource type: JPG file

Children's work on wind turbine activity (2)

Example of children's work on the wind turbine activity.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11

Resource type: JPG file

Children, locality and the future

Susan describes children's ideas about ther locality and argues that their capacity for participation in local decision making can be developed through geography

Year: 2011

Author: Susan Pike

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Children’s developing images and representations of the school link environment

Research paper. Evidence of the relationship between particular geographical activities such as mapping and representing places and the process of developing and changing attitudes through geography and global citizenship.

Year: 2004

Author: Anna Disney

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Children’s perception of a place

Research paper. Pre-visit misconceptions of London by Year 2 children.

Year: 2000

Author: Paula Richardson

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Children’s perceptions of Europe

Brief research findings in unpublished and published writings compiled by Stephen Scoffham.

Year: 2000

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Children’s understanding of locality

Research paper. A longitudinal study of children's geographies.

Year: 2004

Author: Rachel Bowles

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Children’s use of CD Roms and the WWW as sources of information to support learning at KS1 and KS2

Research paper. A consideration of the difficulties and processes of classroom research in ICT.

Year: 2000

Author: Ruth Kershner

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Children’s Voices and Affective Mapping

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session on Children's Voices. This presentation discusses the use of journey sticks and of affective mapping in the geography curriculum.

Year: 2006

Author: Janie Whittle

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Children’s voices, school partnerships and geography

Part of Fran Martin's session at the GTE Conference 2009 entitled 'Children's voices and school partnerships'.

Year: 2009

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

China Resources

A list of resources for teaching about China, from key stage 1 to key stage 4 and beyond.

Year: 2004

Author: Sarah Maude

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

China: spectacular diversity and change

This PowerPoint presentation accompanied a GA conference session. Based on the experiences and information gained on 'The Journey to the West' (GA Study Tour 2005), the lecture described aspects of the amazing diversity across China, physical, economic, social and environmental. These are put in the context of rapid change and attempts to reduce regional disparities. This PowerPoint contains superb images of China, both rural and urban.

Year: 2006

Author: Sarah Maude and Adam Nichols

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

China: spectacular diversity and change - Factsheets

Factsheets accompanying a GA conference session about China. Contains information about physical, economic, social and environmental change in China as of 2006.

Year: 2006

Author: Sarah Maude and Adam Nichols

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: zip file

City and Living: A mutli-perspective approach

Daniela explains how the multi-perspective approach to the City and Living topic enhances pupil awareness of the broader conncetions between contents and processes without missing out subject-specific competencies.

Year: 2012

Author: Daniela Schmeinck

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Clinometer

This robust, all-plastic instrument is a clever combination of a sighting device and a plum-bob line in an easy-to-use construction. The user simply sights along the top of the instrument to the top of a building or, more usually, a mark on a ranging pole. The trigger is pulled, the weighted disc rotates under gravity and the trigger is released to lock the disc, allowing the slope angle to be read.

Year: 2010

Author: Invicta Plastic Ltd

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Co-ordinating non specialists

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session. In the session, Anthony Barlow demonstrated practical ways to encourage excellent and enjoyable Geography.

Year: 2007

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Coast to Coast photopack

The pack contains 27 double-sided fully encapsulated photographs from the coasts of England with four case studies including Happisburgh and Scarborough as well as a range of coastal landforms and human impact on coastal development.

Year: 2007

Author: Greg Walker

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Coast to Coast photopack and CD

The pack contains 27 double-sided fully encapsulated photographs from the coasts of England with four case studies including Happisburgh and Scarborough as well as a range of coastal landforms and human impact on coastal development. A fully interactive CD, containing case studies, photographs and a range of additional activities, complements and supports the photopack.

Year: 2007

Author: Greg Walker

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Collecting Evidence

Techniques for gathering research evidence together with appropriate examples. Part of the Register of Research in Primary Geography.

Year: 2000

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Collins Junior World Atlas

Designed specifically for the needs of children aged 9-11 (P5-7) this atlas is a comprehensive reference that will expand and develop pupils’ geographical knowledge in preparation for secondary school.

Year: 2008

Author: Collins

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Collins Junior World Atlas (Third edition)

An ideal world reference atlas for young primary school geographers aged 9-11 years at Keystage 2. Published in association with the Geographical Association, enabling students to learn about the world today by exploring clear and engaging maps, study satellite imagery, understand key facts and statistics, and learn how maps and atlases work.

Year: 2014

Author: Harper Collins

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Collins Primary World Atlas

A Curriculum supportive Primary World reference atlas for children aged 7-11years (Key Stage 2). Designed for use in the classroom or at home, this revised edition includes informative politically coloured reference mapping of all major world regions.

Year: 2009

Author: Harper Collins

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Collision Course: History and geography

‘A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not even worth glancing at’ Oscar Wilde (1891). Here, Ben discusses what geography can learn from history and raises questions about the values embodied in geographical education in terms of content, pedagogy and the purpose of the subject.

Year: 2013

Author: Ben Ballin

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Come to your Senses - Smell

Some ideas on how the sense of smell can be engaged in geographical teaching.

Year: 2006

Author: GA Secondary Phase Committee

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Come to Your Senses! Further Information

Links to sites that may help you to engage all the senses in your geography lessons- sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.

Year: 2006

Author: GA Secondary Phase Committee

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Community Cohesion - GTIP Think Piece: Children's Worlds

This resource is designed to help teachers understand their students' experiences of the world in order to develop students' understanding of how other children live. There are detailed learning activities for teachers delivered in the context of trainee teachers but relevant and useful to anyone wanting to do further thinking on this topic. Several practical activities are suggested that introduce concepts such as Children's Rights and can be easily adapted for classroom use.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Community Cohesion - GTIP Think Piece: Teaching about Diversity

This Think Piece explores the issues surrounding the teaching of diversity in geography, noting that this is one of the most difficult areas for new geography teachers to engage with. Although designed for teacher professional development, this resource contains a variety of activities and suggested further reading for those teachers wanting to develop a deeper understanding of this topic, and there is a great deal of scope for adapting the suggested activities into classroom use.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Community Cohesion - Making diversity real in teaching

The focus of this article is on using the pupils themselves as a key resource, drawing on them and their families, ideas and experiences and sharing those in the classroom. Through this sharing process, the children come to understand and value the contributions of other children who have a contrasting background whether by virtue of their ethnicity, their culture, their religion or their socio-economic background.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Community Cohesion - Refugee Boy: Geography, inclusion and inequality

This journal article focuses on a school-based project based around the book Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001). The resource links a number of subjects and provides planning tips and ideas for learning activities but most important of all it emphasises the need to evaluate strategies and to find ways of dealing with difficult issues such as community cohesion, to suit the particular school and community that each teacher works within.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Community Cohesion: Issues, Practice and Geography

Lecture 9 at the GA Annual Conference 2009: In this talk Sir Keith will draw from his experience as a secondary school Headteacher and adviser to the DCSF on the citizenship curriculum, identity and community cohesion. As originator of the idea ‘Who do we think we are?’ (wdwtwa), a project which has been led by the Royal Geographical Society and the Historical Association, Sir Keith is especially interested in the way the curriculum can contribute to children and young people’s sense of identity. The opportunities for geography to play a full role are perhaps self evident, and the talk will point to some of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Year: 2009

Author: Sir Keith Ajegbo

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Comparing children's and adults' understanding of locality

Research paper. The evidence for the discrepancy between children's and adults' understanding of the geography of localities.

Year: 2004

Author: Rachel Bowles

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Comparison of Levels: Existing Geography with proposed Geography and Citizenship.

The level descriptions for geography have been revised as part of the proposed new primary curriculum but are still very similar to the existing ones. This download shows the proposed new Levels alongside the existing Levels and also the proposed Levels for Citizenship - set to be a statutory part of the curriculum from September 2011.

Year: 2010

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Computer supported collaborative mapmaking and children's talk: developing a research focus

Research paper. How children represent their local geography using ICT.

Year: 2004

Author: David Owen

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Connecting a creative curriculum

In Lucy's school, a two-year British Council-funded project 'Connecting Classrooms' provided the opportunity to create a long-term link with a school in China. Here, she explains how the project developed and now forms part of the school's creative curriculum

Year: 2013

Author: Lucy Williams

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Connecting people and places

Looking at distant places through story, discussion, potato painting, PE

Year: 2010

Author: Phil Rimmer and Nikki Fletcher

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Continuity, Progression and Cross-Phase Liaison Between Key Stages 2 & 3

This article considers the difficulties and needs for liason between primary and secondary schools.

Year: 2002

Author: Simon Chapman

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Conversation Between Characters - Blank Frame

This worksheet is aimed at encouraging primary aged children to formulate questions that would be asked in a particular situation.

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Copy Write: Geography homework activities for Y3/4

Copy Write provides a detailed range of photocopiable activities for Y3/4 that form a natural progression from geographical work in class to work at home.

Year: 2000

Author: Tony Richardson

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Copy Write: Independent geography activities for Y5/6

Copy Write provides a detailed range of photocopiable activities for Y5/6 that form a natural progression from guided geographical work in class to independent work both in the classroom and at home.

Year: 2002

Author: Tony Richardson

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Core knowledge in the revised curriculum

The current coalition government's proposal to reform the National Curriculum in England has stimulated a lively debate. The challenge for geographers is to respond constructively to the current discussion about essential knowledge. Although apparently straightforward, this is an area full of potential confusion and conflict. After a brief historical and contextual review, this article explores different ways of defining knowledge. It is suggested that one of the key distinctions is between factual knowledge (which tends to be inert) and applied knowledge (which has the potential to empower). When it comes to selecting essential knowledge further complications emerge. In a culturally plural, unequal and divided society, whose knowledge is it that matters most? And will that knowledge still be of worth in years to come? The pedagogical challenges of attempting to construct the curriculum around core knowledge are also highlighted (progression and the fragmentation of learning in particular). An alternative, more holistic approach, is considered along with findings from neuroscience that indicate the interconnectedness of brain functions. It is concluded that curriculum choices require us to clarify underlying principles and values. Only then will we have the criteria by which we can make meaningful decisions.

Year: 2011

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Corrupting the Curriculum?

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session. Taking their cue from a 2007 critique from Civitas, called 'Geography used to be about maps', the presenters addressed some enduring questions, once again brought to the fore with the current round of rapid review and change.

Year: 2008

Author: David Lambert and John Morgan

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Countries of the World Wall Map

Every primary school needs this brightly coloured map of the world's countries. Uncluttered with unnecessary detail, this is a great visual aid for kids to learn geography and advance their understanding of the world. The map is clearly labelled with country names and oceans making it ideal for teaching the location of places. Alongside the large political map there are inset maps of the polar regions and the continents. This wall chart is laminated on one side and supplied rolled into a clear polythene tube. It is ideal for mounting on a classroom wall or for home study. Makes learning fun.

Year: 2014

Author: Collins (Published in association with the GA)

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Creating a sense of place: some activity ideas

These ideas are taken from a Workshop at the 2010 GA Annual Conference: Places are multi-layered, sensory, diverse and often complex spaces, given meaning and form through human interaction. In turn, places help define our identity and evoke a range of emotions. This workshop will explore techniques to help you bring places alive in the classroom and reflect on personal and shared meanings. Links with sustainability and social cohesion and refers to the new primary curriculum.

Year: 2010

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Creating a virtual place for literacy

reports on the use of the Local Studies program for mapping skills and enhancing writing skills

Year: 2008

Author: Shirley Harrison

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Creating Digital Maps

This short guide for primary teachers is designed to help you choose the right software for creating digital maps for you and your pupils.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Creating digital maps with primary pupils

Wendy North describes three generic software programmes pupils can use to create their own digital maps.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Creating digital maps: Choosing the right software for you and your pupils

For Primary. Guidance on creating digital maps, including a guide to the different software that can be used.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Creating Maps with Local Studies

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session that explored Local Studies software.

Year: 2008

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Creating the Space to Think

Colin Bridge discusses ideas for encouraging reflection, developing analytical skills, reasoning with confidence, understanding children's thinking and evaluating the quality of outcomes.

Year: 2003

Author: Colin Bridge

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Creative responses to place

GA Annual Conference 2010 Workshop 18: How can the creative arts enhance teaching and learning in primary geography? This session will explore some practical activities for developing pupils' creative responses to place.

Year: 2010

Author: Emma Morley

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Creative sweet physical geography

GA Annual Conference 2012. Developing creative geography through the use of food. Delegates will use a variety of foodstuffs to demonstrate processes and composition, e.g. relating to strength and erosion. Links will be made to rocks, soils, rivers and coasts and include the use of language, maths, science, DT and culture to aid creativity.

Year: 2012

Author: Tracy Atkinson and Niki Witburn

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Critical thinking in the context of global learning

Hetan Shah, Chief Executive of the DEA, uses the term 'global learning' to describe education that puts learning into a global context.

Year: 2010

Author: Hetan Shah

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Cross-curricular initiatives

Accompanying notes to a GA conference session on cross-curricular initatives. Includes examples of lesson plans and children's work.

Year: 2007

Author: Rachel Bowles, Helen Martin, Jane Whittle

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Cross-curricular initiatives

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session. The session demonstrated variety in cross-curricular work by looking at the work of the Curriculum Partnership and the Creative Partnership. In this presentation, examples of good practice and pupil's work can be viewed.

Year: 2007

Author: Rachel Bowles, Helen Martin, Jane Whittle

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Cross-Curricular Initiatives

Accompanied a GA conferece session. This short presentation details ways in which geography can become a regular feature of cross-curricular work. It uses examples tested with year 3 / 4 children however the ideas could be adapted to suit pupils of all primary ages.

Year: 2007

Author: Jane Whittle

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Cultivating a car park

How an inner city primary school turned a disused car park into a garden.

Year: 2009

Author: Laura Wynne

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Culture, Symbolism and Environment

This enquiry-based unit of work aims to engage students in an in-depth study of the Olympic Games from a predominantly geographical perspective. The essential question for this unit of work is 'How has the Beijing 2008 Olympics been influenced by China's place in time and space?'. This unit of work was created as part of a joint GA / AGTA project on the Beijing Games 2008.

Year: 2008

Author: Christina Papasavvas

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Cultures of catastrophe

Iain examines the human perspective of living in hazardous or extreme environments to show the inextricable link between human geography and physical processes.

Year: 2011

Author: Iain Stewart

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Curriculum Creators: Hedges, wheat and bees

Three BA students provide an outline of the work they carried out for their final year dissertation. Their experiences demonstrate how, by drawing upon an unusual focus for pupils' work, teachers can create a geography curriculum that is fresh, exciting and innovative

Year: 2013

Author: Samantha Arblaster, Katie Fitzpatrick and Susanna Gilchrist

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Curriculum lessons?

The primary curriculum in Northern Ireland is (in many ways) a radical departure from previous versions and very different from the one being proposed for England. Richard considers the foundations of different approaches and the potential strengths and weaknesses of each one in relation to the Northern Ireland Curriculum

Year: 2013

Author: Richard Greenwood

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Curriculum Making – Issues for Using Teacher Created Resources Effectively

This PowerPoint accompanied a session at the Geography Teacher Educators' (GTE) Conference in 2008. John and Nicky brought delegates right up to date with the outcomes of the popular Action Plan 'curriculum-making' courses. A wealth of teacher-created resources have been produced and key issues were discussed in relation to teachers' CPD and future dissemination of materials.

Year: 2008

Author: John Lyon & Nicky Reckless

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Curriculum making in primary geography

GA Annual Conference 2011. Drawing on the outcomes of the Young Geographers Project and other recent work, this session focuses on the key elements that support curriculum making for primary geography. It considers how curriculum making might be fostered in the light of curriculum developments in primary geography.

Year: 2011

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Dam Sustainable Development

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session that examined the meaning of sustainability as it relates to villages and communities in the Machakos district, a semi-arid part of Kenya.

Year: 2008

Author: Kevin Cook

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Dartmoor is brilliant!

How small-scale fieldwork in Dartmoor grew into an effective whole-school approach to learning.

Year: 2009

Author: Orlando Rutter and Sally Sharp

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Darwin in the classroom

Henricus Peters describes how he used the concept of evolution to help pupils think about the diversity of wildlife at local and global scales

Year: 2009

Author: Henricus Peters

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Deep level learning - the Italian way

Vanessa reflects on the innovative Reggio Emilia approach to learning

Year: 2012

Author: Vanessa Callan

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Designing Identity: Teaching Citizenship through Geography

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session. It explores the contribution of geography to citizenship issues and was centred on an activity exploring the themes of identity and diversity.

Year: 2008

Author: Helen Griffiths and Jessica Pykett

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Developing a Locality Resource Using ICT to Support Staff Development and Primary Children's Geographical Thinking

The progress, issues and outcomes of the development of a locality resource with a local school.

Year: 2004

Author: John Moore

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Developing and enquiry-based approach to geography

enquiry,outdoor learning,ICT,Primary Geography Quality Mark

Year: 2010

Author: Karen Clark

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Developing Assessment for Learning

Assessment is seen as a key tool in planning learning, supporting and monitoring pupil progress. Find out more about planning for assessment in the primary phase in this PowerPoint.

Year: 2006

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Developing geographical skills of field sketching

Research paper. Field sketching with Year 3/4 pupils - reflection and starting points for action research.

Year: 2000

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

DEVELOPING GEOGRAPHY THROUGH ECO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

The process and progress of creating an Eco school; including curriculum plans.

Year: 2004

Author: Sue Bown

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Developing the global dimension in the school curriculum

This booklet is principally aimed at headteachers, senior managers, governors, local education authorities, early years practitioners and teachers (including trainee teachers), particularly those responsible for planning and implementing the school curriculum and training teachers. Its purpose is to show how, in a global society, the global dimension can be integrated into both the curriculum and the wider life of schools.

Year: 2005

Author: DfES

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Developing Thinking Skills in the Primary Classroom

Research paper. The principles and practical strategies of teaching thinking to raise achievement.

Year: 2002

Author: Steve Higgins

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Development compass rose

A framework for children's questions about sustainable farming.

Year: 2010

Author: Tide~ global learning and Acton Scott Working Farm

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Diane Swift on School Geography

This video clip shows the GA's then Curriculum Leadership Projects Manager Diane Swift talking to teachers about what school geography is about. She focuses the pupils' own personal geographies, interconnectedness, and the links between the physical and the human world.

Year: 2007

Author: Diane Swift

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: Windows Media Video

Differences geography makes

GA Annual Conference 2012. Which primary geographical experiences make differences for pupils – and that they can use to make differences too? This session explores aspects of younger pupils geographical learning and ways it can affect their lives and the lives of others, the subject of geography intertwining with pupils everyday geographies to their mutual benefit.

Year: 2012

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Different Voices, Same Conference

Paula and Anthony offer a selection of responses from delegates at the 2012 GA Annual Conference that give a flavour of this fantastic event.

Year: 2012

Author: Paula Owens and Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Digital Natives

reports on some research that shows how using a combination of children's computer expertise and their own geographies of school space led to some motivating activities that enhanced their understanding of their own locality

Year: 2008

Author: David Owen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Dipping our toes in the water!

Pupil teachers from St Mary's, Twickenham, take 60 year 5 pupils on a field trip to the seaside.

Year: 2009

Author: Bernadette Baughen

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Directions

Directions points you to resources and events that support primary teachers in their planning and resourcing of the curriculum and in their CPD

Year: 2011

Author: Edited by Tessa Willy

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Directions

Directions points you to resources and events that support primary teachers in their planning and resourcing of the curriculum and in their CPD

Year: 2011

Author: Edited by Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Directions

Resources and events that support primary teachers

Year: 2012

Author: Jane Whittle

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Discussion heads: talk - understanding - thinking

Langauage and literacy specialist, Jeni, and primary geography specialist, John, discuss a visit to the seaside by a year 5/6 class

Year: 2012

Author: Jeni Riley and John Cook

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Distant Places Discussion Document

A discussion document exploring the teaching of distant localities in primary schools.

Year: 2008

Author: Emily Richardson and Rachel Bowels

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Do we care? An enquiry approach to discovering the local area

This article, which shows Young People's Geographies in action, describes how a Y5/6 class took the reins and successfully developed their own enquiry question about their village.

Year: 2010

Author: Sujata Lakhani

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Do you believe in bog babies?

Sharon, Jason, Amy, Lucy and Jamie consider bogs or wetland environments through the use of fiction and explore a range of ideas that could be used within the classroom to promote geographical experiences

Year: 2014

Author: Sharon Witt with Jason Cannons, Amy Brooks, Lucy Keable and Jamie Loftus

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Does money make the world go round?

Working from the premise that financial education should be an essential part of geography in primary schools, Polly provides pointers on how to teach about finances in a way which will enable you and your pupils to feel comfortable with the topic

Year: 2014

Author: Polly Barnes

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Doing a geography week

Background information and key questions for subject leaders and colleagues to consider when planning a geography week.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Dramatic geography

Christopher explains how different land and seascapes can be created and used as stimulating settings for dramatic learning

Year: 2012

Author: Christopher Davies

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

E-Learning

This PowerPoint accompanied a session at the Geography Teacher Educators' (GTE) Conference in 2008. David presented an argument for e-learning, in particular GIS and its contribution to developing students' spatial thinking and other learning in geography.

Year: 2008

Author: David Mitchell

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Early Global Principles

Just how able are very young pupils to understand the big ideas about the world like commonality? Leanne offers us an account of ambitious work on global themes that challenges our expectations.

Year: 2013

Author: Leanne Byers

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Early Years & Primary - A Different View

Further information about how A Different View can support early years and primary geography.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Early Years Geography : Outdoor play areas in nurseries

Initial thoughts and actions on research into outdoor play areas in nurseries.

Year: 2000

Author: Jane Graham

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Earth as Art

Alice describes how a joint art and geography topic on flight enabled pupils to investigate the beauty of the world in a new way

Year: 2014

Author: Alice Mobley

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

echnically Geography: lessons combining geography and ICT for Y3/4

This pack integrates the QCA Schemes of Work for ICT and geography at key stage 2 and covers many of the areas of the geography and ICT programmes of study.

Year: 2005

Author: Des Bowden and Pam Copeland

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Eckert IV Map Projection Outline

Eckert IV equal area projection.

Author: Eckert

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Image

Editorial

Thoughts from the Editor

Year: 2008

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Editorial

Year: 2009

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Paula Owens, first guest editor from the new Primary Geographer Editorial Board, introduces the issue.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Ben looks at how we meet learners' needs in the global context.

Year: 2010

Author: Ben Ballin

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Fran writes this editorial while stranded in the USA due to a volcanic ash cloud. Unexpected situation Fran found herself in was an opportunity. The primary curriculum has not changed as first expected, none the less, we should grasp this as an opportunity to refresh the primary curriculum.

Year: 2010

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Guest Editor, Stephen Pickering, introduces the them and contents of this issue.

Year: 2010

Author: Stephen Pickering

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Guest Editor, Tessa Willy, introduces the theme and contents of this issue.

Year: 2011

Author: Tessa Willy

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Guest Editor, Paula Owens, introduces the theme and contents of this issue.

Year: 2011

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Guest Editor, Arthur Kelly, introduces the theme and contents of this issue.

Year: 2011

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Introduction to the theme and contents of this issue.

Year: 2012

Author: Stephen Pickering

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Editorial

Guest Editor, Fran Martin, introduces the Autumn 2012 issue of Primary Geography, including a precis of her Presidential Address from the 2012 GA Annual Conference.

Year: 2012

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Education for Sustainable Development and Citizenship through Outdoor Education: Gardening as a focus

The process and chronology of integrating sustainability, citizenship into three schools and the community. The research methods and findings of an ongoing project.

Year: 2004

Author: Peter Bloomfield

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Elves, or football fans?

An activity linked to A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Ruth Potts

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Emoting with maps!

reports on work undertaken with a class including some Autistic children on making and utilising digital maps

Year: 2008

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

End of year review questionnaire

A questionnaire designed to help the primary geography co-ordinator make improvements to the subject work for the following year.

Year: 2005

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Energy Flows

Further information about the 'Energy Flows' photo family in A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Energy Flows Photo Family

Set of six photos for the 'Energy Flows' theme in A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Various

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: zip file

Engage with news

Reading a children's newspaper each week can give pupils the opportunity to widen their view of the world, as Nicolette explains

Year: 2014

Author: Nicolette Smallshaw

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Engaging pupils in dialogue

Kathy explains the potential for dialogue within an enquiry cycle and offers practical ideas for teachers to encourage and promote book-related dialogue in their classrooms

Year: 2012

Author: Kathy Short

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

England’s Past for Everyone

This PowerPoint accompanied a session at the joint GA / HA Primary Conference in 2008. This workshop demonstrated school involvement in England's Past for Everyone, a Heritage Lottery funded project run by the Victoria County History. Authors and researchers are working alongside volunteers in ten counties to produce 15 paperback publications, an interactive website and schools and learning resources.

Year: 2008

Author: Skye Dillon

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Enquiring minds and unique places

Ruth provides a generic enquiry process, created around a photograph taken on the Geographical Association’s 2012 study tour to southern India, that can be transposed for any landscape photograph

Year: 2014

Author: Ruth Potts with Helen Martin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Enquiry as a Pedagogical Approach within the Context of Primary Geography

This presentation formed part of a Research Paper session at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: This paper will explore interpretations of enquiry within the context of primary geography and aims to justify it as a pedagogical approach.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy Garner

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Ensuring the most effective history in primary schools

Taken from a 2010 Primary National Conference workshop: A look at the key features of effective history teaching, with practical examples of activities and schemes that both motivate and develop historical understanding. The workshop will address issues such as planning, conceptual understanding, successful enquiries, effective historical questions and tasks as well as assessment and monitoring.

Year: 2010

Author: Tim Lomas - Historical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Environmental index

Environmental index

Year: 2009

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Eurasia Map

Outline map of Eurasia.

Year: 2010

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Euro 2004: Map of Europe showing final team rankings

This resource was taken from the Wikipedia Creative Commons and is from the Euro 2004 section of our Planet Sport website.

Year: 2004

Author: Wikipedia

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Europe Map

Outline map of Europe.

Year: 2010

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

European Research Project on Intercultural Learning

This handout accompanied a session at the joint GA / HA Primary Conference in 2008. The session examined the theory and practice of school linking with the example of this pan european project of which the presenter is a member.

Year: 2008

Author: John Halocha

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Evaluating Learning with GIS

The challenge with evaluating ICT use (or e-learning) is to be aware that ICT use can get in the way of learning and to look closely at how ICT use supports geographical learning, disentangling this from generic or cross curricular impacts. A strategy to do this is to use a table and checklist, such as this one, to encourage critical evaluation of GIS.

Year: 2008

Author: David Mitchell

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Every Child Matters Outcomes Framework (DfES)

Every Child Matters Outcomes Framework (DfES)

Year: 2005

Author: DfES

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Examples of geographical approaches for developing thinking skills

From the Primary Handbook. Some examples of geographical approaches for developing thinking skills.

Year: 2002

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Examples of Quality Learning Outside The Classroom

This handout is taken from Workshop 9 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference. The government's drive to encourage a wider and more exciting curriculum for all learners means that providing quality opportunities for learning outside the classroom are becoming an expectation at all key stages. This session will provide ideas for new and innovative learning outside the classroom and demonstrate what constitutes quality learning in the out-of-doors.

Year: 2009

Author: LOtC Working Group

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Explore exploration

Emma Kerr with Jane Whittle

Year: 2014

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Explore, Inform, Improve

In this article Julia explains the role, history and future of the Register of Research in Primary Geography (RRPG), which exists to promote and disseminate research in primary geography in order to inform practice and improve the geographical learning experiences of pupils.

Year: 2013

Author: Julia Tanner

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Exploring Children’s geographies at KS2

Research paper. Original evidence of two aspects of children's emerging geographic learning, namely spatial hierarchy and knowledge of other countries.

Year: 2004

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Exploring Children’s Personal Geographies

Taken from a 2010 Primary National Conference Workshop: This practical workshop will consider a range of teaching and learning strategies which could be used to explore children's existing knowledge of the local area and their connections with places.

Year: 2010

Author: Sharon Witt

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Exploring the idea that maps can be used to show how we 'feel' in particular places

A session for primary. Learning objective: To reintroduce the idea that maps can be used to record how we feel about places; to encourage children to explore a wider range of emotions than happy or sad.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Extreme earth science

Chris outlines and number of activities through which to develop teaching and learning about physical geography.

Year: 2011

Author: Chris King

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Fair trade and schools

This presentation was given at the 2010 GA Annual Conference: How does fair trade really work and why should it matter to schools? The Chief Executive of Britain's leading fair trade organisation, Traidcraft, will explore geographical themes in fair trade and how it can enrich the curriculum - in the classroom and beyond.

Year: 2010

Author: Paul Chandler

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Farming in The Gambia photo captions

Descriptions of the farming photos in The Gambia gallery.

Year: 2010

Author: Margaret Mackintosh

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Fieldwork - an essential part of a geographical education

This document explains the value of fieldwork and provides some guidance on planning and negotiating time for outdoor learning.

Year: 2009

Author: Alan Parkinson

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Fieldwork File: For the primary years

All fieldwork should be enjoyable and inspirational. The aim of this pack is to offer teachers in the primary phase suggestions for stimulating, practical, informative and enjoyable fieldwork in a range of accessible environments.

Year: 2006

Author: Geographical Association and the Field Studies Working Group

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Fieldwork File: Managing Safe and Successful Fieldwork

This book, compiled by the Field Studies Working Group of the Geographical Association and the Field Studies Council, provides clear, comprehensive and practical guidance about the conduct of all out-of-classroom activities.

Year: 2005

Author: Stuart May and Paula Richardson

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Fieldwork is fun!

discuss an initiative to raise the standard of teaching and learning in geography through fieldwork

Year: 2009

Author: Sarah Whitehouse and Karan Vickers-Hulse

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Fieldwork Risk Assessment

This is a fieldwork risk assessment completed for the Map it - bike it - Walk it project.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman (Sustrans)

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Fifteen for Physical Geography

Fifteen websites for physical geography including volcanoes, climate change, rivers, earthquakes, atmospheres, polar environments and ecosystems.

Year: 2010

Author: Physical Geography Working Group

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Finding Time for Things that Matter: Geography in primary schools

A full colour leaflet highlighting the contribution that geography makes to the primary curriculum. Purchase a pack of 25 from the GeographyShop.

Year: 2002

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Finding ways to do research on, with and for children and young people

In this article I focus on the emergence of children's geographies as a sub-area of the discipline and its methodological contribution to engaging children and young people in research. I provide an overview of the origins of such methodological innovation and discuss the use of participatory research and visual methods in particular as valuable tools to capture children's and young people's voices. Drawing on a range of current research examples allows a critical discussion of issues such as the representation of children's and young people's voices through research, and their participation in (and beyond) the research process. These issues will not only introduce the reader to theoretical underpinnings and methodological approaches as emerging in the area of children's geographies but also indicate the possible contribution developments in children's geographies can make to wider educational debates, different fields within geography and to anyone aiming to do research with, on or for children and young people.

Year: 2012

Author: Nadine Schäfer

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Fishing for Confidence

This article details a mystery activity that helped Y5/6 pupils investigate a contrasting locality.

Year: 2010

Author: Nell Seal

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Flyer for A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association

A flyer advertising the GA's manifesto for geography A Different View.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Flying The Flag

An activity linked to A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Phil Maudsley

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Flying the flag for world food

Susan and Catriona outline a series of lessons on food taught over a number of weeks to a clas of 5- to 8-year-olds.

Year: 2013

Author: Susan Pike and Catriona Byrne

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Focus on St Lucia

28 photographs of St Lucia, on sturdy card, plus a teacher's book containing activities on the photographs, maps and background information. All resources are also on CD for whiteboard use.

Year: 2005

Author: Sue Thomas

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Food and Farming: Home and away

Lezli Howarth uses her own experiences of The Gambia to help children come to a realistic understanding of an African country. She also uses a visit to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. The article is accompanied by a gallery of images.

Year: 2010

Author: Lezli Howarth

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Forest School Diary Part 2

Helen Martin embarks on the second stage of her Forest School training, having already completed a week of training in Seven Sisters Country Park in March 2009. This led to the organisation and start of six amazing sessions with her year 3 children last summer. What next?

Year: 2010

Author: Helen Martin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Forest School Diary: Part 1

In the first of a series of diary articles, Helen Martin describes her training as a Forest School Leader.

Year: 2009

Author: Helen Martin

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Forest School Diary: Part 3

In this third in the series of articles on Forest Schools, Heln Martin describes how her schools have developed their experience and what their plans are for the future. She also gives practical ideas of how other schools can get started.

Year: 2010

Author: Helen Martin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Forest School Diary: Part 4

This article continues the Forest School Diaries, here introducing a group of year 5 pupils to the new and exciting learning environment.

Year: 2010

Author: Helen Martin

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Fossil food

Niki provides practical edible examples of how fossils can be used to excite pupil interest in learning about the properties of different rocks

Year: 2013

Author: Niki Whitburn

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Frameworks for thinking specific to Geography

Research paper. Used as a basis for discussion on the development of thinking skills by primary children.

Year: 2002

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Free Mapping / Photo Websites

A list of free mapping / photo websites. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Free Running?

An activity linked to A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Fresh eyes on our natural world

A unit of work for year 3 combining fieldwork and research in the local area.

Year: 2009

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Future Developments and Directions for Primary Geography Research

Following on from an earlier paper, this article sets out to establish what might be appropriate future developments and directions for geography, as this will, in part, determine possible developments and directions for research within it.

Year: 2004

Author: Fran Martin and Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Futures talk over story-time

Anne explains how her work with third year BEd students was aimed at encouraging them to reflect upon the futures work they undertake with primary pupils

Year: 2012

Author: Anne Dolan

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

G & T

Part of Stephen Pickering's session at the GTE Conference 2009 entitled 'Working with gifted and talented children: a case study'.

Year: 2009

Author: Stephen Pickering

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

GA at Work - Worldwise at a Glance

This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of all the activities which come under the Worldwise banner, and what is in store for the future.

Year: 2007

Author: Sue Lomas and Mark Higginbottom

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

GA Award Winners 2007

GA Award Winners 2007.

Year: 2008

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

GA AWARDS 2009

2009 Geographical Association Awards for resources which are likely to make a significant contribution to geographical education

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

GA Awards and Reviews

GA awards are given to resources which are considered the most likely to make a significant contribution to geographical education. Two resources for primary teaching won silver awards in 2010.

Year: 2010

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

GA HA Primary Conference Presenter Profiles

Information about the presenters at the GA HA Primary Conference taking place in November 2008.

Year: 2008

Author: Rachel Bowles

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geographical Enquiry: PGCE Activities

These activities accompany a Think Piece about geographical enquiry. Discusses issues related to the development of enquiry in the geography curriculum.

Year: 2008

Author: Gill Davidson

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geographical Enquiry: PGCE Activities

The activities accompany a Think Piece about geographical enquiry. Discusses issues related to the development of enquiry in the geography curriculum.

Year: 2008

Author: Gill Davidson

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geographical Enquiry: Why enquiry?

This PowerPoint accompanies a Think Piece about geographical enquiry. Discusses issues related to the development of enquiry in the geography curriculum

Year: 2008

Author: Gill Davidson

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Geography and Art: Happy spaces, happy places

In this second article on teaching geography with art, Sharon Witt looks at the idea of using scrapbooking to explore their personal geographies by making 'Happy spot' pages. These can be downloaded for a closer look.

Year: 2010

Author: Sharon Witt

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography and art: Local area work

This first of three articles on how the creative arts can be used to support children's geographical learning. It looks at how geography and art can support each other in local area study.

Year: 2010

Author: Chris Barlow with Andrea Brook

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography and creativity: an overview

Creativity is traditionally associated with the expressive arts. In this article Stephen Scoffham shows how we are in fact always being creative throughout our daily lives. The article goes on to consider how creativity and geography are related, and provides links to other articles that take the matter further.

Year: 2008

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography and Happiness: Suggested PGCE Activities

Suggested PGCE activities that accompany this Think Piece on the topic of geography and happiness.

Year: 2009

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 19+, 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography and Happiness: Suggested PGCE Activities

Suggested PGCE activities that accompany this Think Piece on the topic of geography and happiness.

Year: 2009

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography and History are Fundamental in the Primary Curriculum

in an extended version of the printed article, Rachel outlines the argument for recognising the importance of these two individual but complementary subjects in schools

Year: 2009

Author: Rachel Bowles

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography and the emotions (extract from Primary Geography Handbook)

This is an extract from Chapter 3 of the Primary Geography Handbook. The chapter shows how studying places and issues in primary geography can provide a context within which emotional literacy or intelligence may be fostered and nurtured.

Year: 2004

Author: Julia Tanner

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography apps for mobile devices

List of mobile device applications that may be useful for geographers including iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Blackberry. February 2012.

Year: 2012

Author: Peter Fpx

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Geography Blogs

An A-Z list of geography blogs.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Web page

Geography Champions: inspiring and supporting teachers

This presentation formed part of Lecture Plus 5 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: Hear how different champions have enthused their local schools to understand geography, see the outcomes and discuss the activities. This will be followed by informal discussion and a reception to toast the success of the current champions.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Geography for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties

Geography for pupils with moderate, severe or profound learning difficulties

Year: 2009

Author: Dawn Gessey-Jones

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography from Square One

A PDF download of the Geography from Square One poster which includes seven activities to help non-specialists bring geography into the primary classroom.

Year: 2005

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography from Square Two

A colourful poster and accompanying activities for primary non-specialists. This page includes outline drawings, activity sheets, region factsheets and free photographs of Vietnam and St Lucia.

Year: 2006

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Web page

Geography From Square Two Poster

Supported by DfES funding, this poster follows on from the Geography From Square One poster and is designed to help non-specialist primary teachers start to feel confident with geography. Contains large photographs of four different world environments along with ideas for ways to use them.

Year: 2006

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two Vocabulary Cards

Accompanies the Geography From Square Two Poster These cards are meant for descriptive work based on the photos. Each set has some blanks for additional suggestions and some 'red herrings' that don't belong to the particular climate zone to keep pupils on their toes!

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Add Some Details Activity

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. Children have to match the people, buildings, animals and vegetation to the four climate zones in the poster. (Primary)

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Desert Outline Picture

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. This is a line drawing on a desert region for use in the classroom.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Desert Region Factsheet

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. Contains information about the desert environment. (Primary).

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Mediterranean Region Factsheet

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. Factsheet about mediterranean regions.

Year: 2008

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Mountain Regions Factsheet

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. Contains facts about mountain regions.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Polar Bear Outline Drawing

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. This is a line drawing on two polar bears in a polar environment for use in the classroom.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Polar Region Factsheet

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. Contains information about the polar environment.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Research Activity Sheet

Accompanies the Geography From Square Two poster. This activity sheet encourages individual or group research into other places with similar climates to those in the four photos. It can be used in conjunction with the map and vocabulary cards.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Temperate Region Factsheet

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. Contains information about the temperate environment. (Primary).

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Tropical Monsoon Region Factsheet

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. Contains information about the tropical monsoon environment. (Primary)

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Tropical Monsoon Region Line Drawing

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. This is a line drawing of a tropical monsoon region for use in the classroom.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Tropical Rainforest Line Drawing

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. This is a line drawing of a tropical rainforest environment for use in the classroom.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: Who Said That?

Accompanies the Geography From Square Two poster. In this activity pupils match the speech bubble statements to the four climate zones.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography From Square Two: World Environment Outline Map

Resource to accompany the Geography from Square Two poster. This is an outline map of the world's different environments, perfect for use in the classroom.

Year: 2006

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography in the news - Katine: It starts with a village in Uganda

This presentation formed part of Workshop 31 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: A case study comparison of a less economically developed part of the world and the UK, run by staff from the Guardian's Education Centre. Delegates will use the Guardian's three-year development project in Katine and consider how to either create a newspaper, make a podcast, write a blog or storyboard a video clip with pupils.

Year: 2009

Author: Hannah Judge-Brown, Margaret Holborn, Malachy Mallon, Jan Trott

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Geography in the Revised Primary Curriculum

This presentation was given at the 2010 GTE Conference.

Year: 2010

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Geography in the School: One School's Vision for Geography

Here, a school which has achieved the gold Primary Geography Quality Mark shares their vision, aims and values for geography in the school.

Year: 2010

Author: Chris Rogers, Perton First School

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Geography is Happiness

describes the outcome of a TDA CPD programme

Year: 2009

Author: Anne Keeling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography is the glue!

Building on a previous article, Emma models examples from and interconnected learning experience that uses Antarctica, Ernest Shackleton's 1914-17 'Endurance' Expedition and extreme Polar environments as the 'geography glue'.

Year: 2014

Author: Emma Kerr

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography Leadership / Management

A table outlining examples of leadership (guiding and inspiring) and management (organising and directing) roles for primary subject leaders. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography of Happiness

Looks at incorporating the concept of happiness and place into Y5 teaching

Year: 2009

Author: Tamsin Murchie

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography on Display

A slideshow of children's work from a school applying for the Primary Geography Quality Mark.

Year: 2010

Author: William Shrewsbury Primary School

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Geography on Display

A sample of children's work on display at this primary school.

Year: 2010

Author: Leighton Primary School

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Geography Plus: Primary Teachers' Toolkit
Food for Thought: Investigating where our food comes from

Food for Thought will help deepen pupils’ understanding of the geography of the food they consume from field to plate through investigations incorporating history and origin, seasonality, weather and climate, food miles, regional specialities, food processing, distribution inequalities and the future of food supply.

Year: 2013

Author: Sue Parsons and Marcia Foley

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Geography Plus: Primary Teachers' Toolkit
Living in the Freezer: Investigating polar environments (CD)

This CD contains all the supporting resources for the lessons in Living in the Freezer, including activity sheets, PowerPoints, a photoset, a comprehensive list of weblinks, storybooks and references, knowledge boxes (providing up-to-date background information for teachers), a glossary and a medium-term plan in a Word format allowing it to be easily edited.

Year: 2012

Author: Paula and Tony Richardson

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Geography Plus: Primary Teachers' Toolkit
Food for Thought: Investigating where our food comes from (CD)

Food for Thought will help deepen pupils’ understanding of the geography of the food they consume from field to plate through investigations incorporating history and origin, seasonality, weather and climate, food miles, regional specialities, food processing, distribution inequalities and the future of food supply.

Author: Sue Parsons and Marcia Foley

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Geography Plus: Primary Teachers' Toolkit: Living in the Freezer: Investigating polar environments

Living in the Freezer will help lay the groundwork for pupils in years 3-4 and beyond to learn about the health of our planet through investigation of plant, animal and human life in such extreme, remote and awe-inspiring environments. The lessons provide a cohesive approach to holistic learning about the polar regions, creating balance and breadth by looking at the physical and human geographies of the poles and how they influence life in these distant places.

Year: 2012

Author: Paula and Tony Richardson

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Geography Plus: Primary Teachers' Toolkit
Australia Here We Come! Exploring a distant place

Australia Here We Come! introduces pupils in years 1-3 and beyond to the vast and diverse country of Australia. The lessons are all rooted in story, from real-life reports from children living in or visiting Australia to storybooks and Aboriginal Dreamtime oral storytelling. Each will highlight similarities and differences in landscape, environment, lifestyle, tourism, tradition, climate, culture and more between the pupils� home locality and this very distant place.

Year: 2012

Author: Wendy North and Ann Hamblen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Geography Plus: Primary Teachers' Toolkit
Australia Here We Come! Exploring a distant place (CD)

This CD contains all the supporting resources for the lessons in Australia Here We Come!, including activity sheets, PowerPoints, a photoset, a comprehensive list of weblinks, storybooks and references, knowledge boxes (providing up-to-date background information for teachers), a glossary and a medium-term plan in a Word format allowing it to be easily edited.

Year: 2012

Author: Wendy North and Ann Hamblen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Geography Plus: The UK: Investigating who we are

The UK allows pupils in years 4–6 to explore what it is like to live in the UK in the first part of the 21st century. Pupils start by developing their locational knowledge of the UK with maps, atlases and photographs before proceeding to consider issues of identity and the UK’s changing population. As well as developing key skills, the teaching ideas raise class discussion points and include suggestions for fieldwork. These lessons provide varied starting points which will help to equip pupils with a better understanding of the contemporary world, and their role as citizens.

Year: 2011

Author: Stephen Scoffham and Terry Whyte

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Geography Plus: The UK: Investigating who we are (CD)

This CD contains all the supporting resources for the lessons in The UK, including activity sheets, PowerPoints, a photoset, a comprehensive list of weblinks, storybooks and references, knowledge boxes (providing up-to-date background information for teachers), a glossary and a medium-term plan in a Word format allowing it to be easily edited.

Year: 2011

Author: Stephen Scoffham and Terry Whyte

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Geography Subject Leaders' Perceptions of the State of Primary Geography

Some findings from interviews with 25 subject leaders from a balanced selection of schools in England.

Year: 2004

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography Through Stories

Review of the poem Ten Tall Oak trees. How might you use this book to teach geography?

Year: 2008

Author: Sue Parsons

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: Bears in the Night

Review of Bears in the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain. How can you use this book to teach geography?

Year: 2008

Author: Ellie Dalton

Age: 3-7, 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: Dinosaurs and all that rubbish

Review of Dinosaurs and all that rubbish by Michael Foreman. How can you use this book to teach geography?

Year: 2008

Author: Sue Parsons

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: Refugee Boy

Review of Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephania. How might we use this book to teach geography?

Year: 2008

Author: Tessa Willy

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: The Great Snake

Review of The Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon by Sean Taylor. What geographical themes can this book help us to teach?

Year: 2008

Author: Ann Hamblen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: The Water Hole

Book Review of The Water Hole by Graeme Base. How can we use this book to teach geography.

Year: 2008

Author: Sue Parsons

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: The World Came to My Place Today

Review of The World Came to My Place Today How can you use this book to teach geography? Primary.

Year: 2008

Author: Sue Parsons

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: The World that Jack Built

Review of The World that Jack Built by Ruth Brown. How can you use this book to teach geography?

Year: 2008

Author: Paula Richardson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: The World that Jack Built

Review of The World that Jack Built by Ruth Brown. How can you use this book to teach geography?

Year: 2008

Author: Paula Richardson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: The Year in the City

Review of The Year in the City by Kathy Henderson, Illustrated by Paul Howard. How can you use this book to teach geography?

Year: 2008

Author: Rose Marchant, Marie Day, Julia Davey

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories: Wonderful Earth!

Review of Wonderful Earth! by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen. How can you use this book to teach geography?

Author: Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Through Stories; What If?

Book Review of What if? by Mick Manning & Brita Grandström. How can we use this book to teach geography?

Year: 2008

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Geography Top Ten Tips

Tips for teaching about geography in primary schools - and things to avoid! GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Geography Update- A QCA perspective on 3 – 19 geography

This PowerPoint presentation accompanied a GA conference session. It is a 2006 update from the QCA Geography Adviser on developments in curriculum, assessment and qualifications.

Year: 2006

Author: David Gardner

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Geography's place in a refreshed curriculum

In this first of two articles on 'Place', Sari Huhtala, explores the concept of place, which is a central part of understanding the world geographically.

Year: 2010

Author: Sari Huhtala

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography, Learning and the Brain

Research paper. How the brain works and its implications for learning primary geography.

Year: 2004

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Geography, Questions and Thinking skills

Research paper. A curriculum example of developing enquiry questions with ideas for development and consideration.

Year: 2000

Author: Richard West

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Geography: A different view: a manifesto by the GA - a powerful tool for reaffirming geography’s potential in the curriculum or another sexy gimmick by the GA?

This presentation was given at the 2010 GTE Conference.

Year: 2010

Author: Debbie Moss

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Geography: The heart of a creative curriculum

Lindsay, a geography subject leader, reports on her role in Sarum St Paul's Primary School's journey from a period when satndards were a 'cause for concern' to a judgement of 'good' at an interim Ofsted assessment in January 2012. As part of the improvement process the school has adopted a more creative curriculum, with geography at its heart

Year: 2013

Author: Lindsay West

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography: The world's big idea

Alastair explains how the study of geography transcends the simplistic knowledge versus relevance debate and points to a deeper inter-relationship between the self and the world around us

Year: 2013

Author: Alastair Bonnett

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Geography: What should we be teaching?

This PowerPoint presentation accompanied a GA conference session. It argues that the curriculum that we teach is socially constructed and offers thoughts on how geography should be taught in the future.

Year: 2006

Author: Grant Kleeman

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Get involved with curriculum change

This article adds to the current debate about changes to the National Curriculum.

Year: 2012

Author: Fred Martin

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Get out of the classroom and into a river

This article reports on a fieldtrip to consolidate classroom-based learning about rivers.

Year: 2010

Author: Sarah Bound

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

A brand new KS2 teaching resource based around the Olympics. The pack comprises a CD containing background notes and teaching ideas for every discipline, and 3 laminated A3 aerial photographic prints of the Olympics Park site showing its development for use with the Geography activities. Other activities include investigating the effects of exercise on heart rates, calculating air miles travelled, designing a sports shoe and reporting on sporting achievements.

Year: 2012

Author: Wildgoose

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Getting ready for local fieldwork: Our risk assessment

This PowerPoint shows how you can involve pupils in risk assessment for a fieldwork activity at the primary phase.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Getting Started as a Non-Specialist Geography Subject Leader

A staged plan for taking over geography and getting a feel for what's going on in the subject: Phase 1 - Fact Finding; Phase 2 - Making Plans; Phase 3 - Making Changes; Phase 4 - Evaluating and Reviewing

Year: 2005

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Getting Started with Local Studies

This useful guide to getting started with the Local Studies program written by the GA's Wendy North was originally produced for teachers attending the Primary Geography & ICT Curriculum Making Conferences in 2007-08.

Year: 2007

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Getting Started with Local Studies

An introduction to the Local Studies software programme.

Year: 2007

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Getting to Grips with Leading and Managing Primary Geography - Course Introduction

An introduction to a GA primary training course held in autumn 2010. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Getting to Grips with Playground Rivers

Simple instructions for making a basic river system in your playground plus some activity ideas. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Gisleham Middle School Primary Quality Mark

An article from the Lowestoft Journal about Gisleham Middle School winning a bronze Primary Geography Quality Mark.

Year: 2008

Author: Lowestoft Journal

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Image

Global Citizenship Education - Sample

These are sample pages from the Theory into Practice book, Global Citizenship Education. This book demonstrates that geography and global citizenship education have complementary aims, and looks in detail at the classroom strategies used by teachers who have successfully taught global citizenship through geography: most significantly, enquiry-based, participatory approaches. You can buy the complete book at the GA shop.

Year: 1999

Author: Helen Walkinton

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Global learning core ideas

Core ideas for global learning which primary teachers have found useful.

Year: 2010

Author: Tide~ global learning and the University of Wolverhampton

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Global Learning for Sustainable Development

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session. It introduced key issues concerning global learning and sustainable development based on research conducted into the impact of a Tide~ (Teachers in Development Education) teacher study visit to The Gambia.

Year: 2008

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Global Warming - An Update

PowerPoint which accompanied a GA conference lecture. The lecture looked at recent developments in the study of global warming with particular reference to future impacts on geomorphology.

Year: 2007

Author: Andrew Goudie

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Globes and Atlases: An overview

This article considers two of the tools which geographers use to represent the Earth's surface and with which the subject is intimately connected - globes and atlases.

Year: 2008

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Globingo Template

This basic template of 16 boxes allows students to interact and actively seek out other members of the group with particular geographical interests, attributes and/or experiences.

Year: 2009

Author: Secondary and Early Years & Primary Phase Committees

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Globingo Template

This basic template of 16 boxes allows students to interact and actively seek out other members of the group with particular geographical interests, attributes and/or experiences.

Year: 2009

Author: Secondary and Early Years & Primary Phase Committees

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Glocal Mapping: Looking at where I live with fresh eyes

Simon reports on a year 6 topic on Australian Aborigines that inspired the use of the Dreamtime map style for mapping the pupils' local area

Year: 2011

Author: Simon Collis

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Go the Extra Mile!

How the Frederick Soddy Trust 'Go the Extra Mile' competition inspired Helen Martin and her pupils to do just that!

Year: 2009

Author: Helen Martin

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Go wild, go explore, go Digimap!

In June 2013, a group of teachers converged at a Field Studies Council (FSC) centre in Wales for a different kind of professional development: full-on outdoor exploration and activity to develop their understanding of landscapes and global learning. Paula reports on how Digimaps was used to aid the trip

Year: 2014

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Go, be playful

Claire and Sharon share playful ideas that allow student-teachers and undergraduate geographers to consider in their curriculum making

Year: 2014

Author: Claire Morse and Sharon Witt

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Going back to my routes

adpating a local area unit of work for a year 5 class to combine literacy, fieldwork and ICT with geography

Year: 2008

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

GOING GLOBAL – The Global Dimension – Global Communities

Ideas for introducing the global dimension into primary schools. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Going to school here and now

First session in the Young Geographers go Global CPD unit, in which children collect sense impressions on their own journey to school.

Year: 2010

Author: Ann Hamblen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Going to school in Bateau Bay, NSW, Australia

What is it like to go to school in this place? Photos and pupils poems are combined to give a sense of this journey. From the Young Geographers go Global CPD unit.

Year: 2010

Author: Ann Hamblen and pupils from Bateau Bay

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Going to School in India Resources

This PowerPoint documents a number of resources that can help you to teach a unit on 'Going to school in India'. Includes internet-sourced photos, a preview of the Going to School in India books, and links to Teachers' TV videos. Part of the Young Geographers go Global CPD unit.

Year: 2010

Author: Ann Hamblen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Going to School in India: Photos

PowerPoint with images of children in India making their way to school, by foot, by bus and by boat! Part of the Young Geographers go Global CPD unit.

Year: 2010

Author: Ann Hamblen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Going to School in Shirecliffe, Sheffield

This PowerPoint contains photographs of children's journeys to school in Shirecliffe, Sheffield. Part of the Young Geographers go Global CPD unit.

Year: 2010

Author: Ann Hamblen and pupils from Watercliffe Meadow School

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Going to School in Shirecliffe: Children's Sense Impressions

Part of the Young Geographers Go Global CPD unit, this PDF contains poems written by children based upon the sense impressions recorded on their journeys to school.

Year: 2010

Author: Anne Hamblen and pupils

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Good Practice, Research and Professional Development

Ideas, information and exemplification resulting from a collaboration and active classroom research amongst Cheshire teachers, HEI and LA staff in 2001. Essentially a guide in active research to developing thinking skills in order to create links between different learning styles. A useful model for current school networks.

Year: 2002

Author: Jeremy Krause

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Graphicacy for Life

Margaret explains why graphicacy is such an important life skill and offers some practical advice for resourcing the classroom to support pupils' learning in this area

Year: 2011

Author: Margaret Mackintosh

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

GTIP Bibliography – Journals focusing on Education

List of journal articles focusing on education, useful for students and tutors on PGCE courses.

Year: 2009

Author: Margaret Roberts

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

GTIP Think Piece on Every Child Matters: ECM learning outcomes: the potential contribution of geographical education

This activity, which includes a table to complete, asks student to relate learning outcomes in geography (knowledge, understanding and skills) to ECM outcomes.

Year: 2009

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

GTIP Think Piece on Every Child Matters: ECM learning outcomes: the potential contribution of geographical education

This activity, which includes a table to complete, asks student to relate learning outcomes in geography (knowledge, understanding and skills) to ECM outcomes.

Year: 2009

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

GTIP Think Piece on Every Child Matters: ECM outcomes and geography

This activity, which includes a table to complete, asks students to reflect on the different outcomes of ECM, to consider their relevance to teachers of geography and to rank them in terms of relevance.

Year: 2009

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

GTIP Think Piece on Every Child Matters: ECM outcomes and geography

This activity, which includes a table to complete, asks students to reflect on the different outcomes of ECM, to consider their relevance to teachers of geography and to rank them in terms of relevance.

Year: 2009

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

GTIP Think Piece on Every Child Matters: Potential impacts on the education system implied by ECM

This activity consists of questions for students to discuss to help them reflect on the relationship between ECM and geography in the curriculum, the QTS standards and its implications for the wider workforce.

Year: 2009

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

GTIP Think Piece on Every Child Matters: Potential impacts on the education system implied by ECM

This activity consists of questions for students to discuss to help them reflect on the relationship between ECM and geography in the curriculum, the QTS standards and its implications for the wider workforce.

Year: 2009

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

GTIP Think Piece on Every Child Matters: The contribution of geographical education to the five outcomes of ECM

This activity, which includes five tables to complete, is designed to encourage students to reflect upon geographical education's contribution to each of the five outcomes in more detail. It is important that the students do not feel they have to 'tick all the boxes' with this activity but are able to identify where geography can make a significant contribution. It is also useful to consider the relationship between content and process in achieving these more specific outcomes.

Year: 2009

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

GTIP Think Piece on Every Child Matters: The contribution of geographical education to the five outcomes of ECM

This activity, which includes five tables to complete, is designed to encourage students to reflect upon geographical education's contribution to each of the five outcomes in more detail. It is important that the students do not feel they have to 'tick all the boxes' with this activity but are able to identify where geography can make a significant contribution. It is also useful to consider the relationship between content and process in achieving these more specific outcomes.

Year: 2009

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

GTIP Think Piece on Gifted and Talented: Suggested PGCE activities

These activities could be used within one half-day session. The objectives are to become more aware about government policies and initiatives which have focused on gifted and talented pupils, and to develop an understanding of some of the issues surrounding identification and provision for gifted and talented pupils.

Year: 2007

Author: Jane Ferretti

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Hats off (and on!) for Citizenship

The rights and responsibilities of citizens and developing a sense of community

Year: 2009

Author: Becca Brant

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Heading in the right direction

Update on the successful and prestigious Primary Geography Quality Mark.

Year: 2009

Author: Primary Geography Quality Mark team

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Hearing Children's Voices

This PowerPoint accompanied the keynote speech of the joint GA/HA Primary Conference on Children's Voices in 2008.

Year: 2008

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Hearing Children's Voices - Synopsis

Accompanies the Keynote Lecture, 'Hearing Children's Voices' given at the joint GA / HA conference on Children's Voices in 2008. Gives a short summary of the talk.

Year: 2008

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Here and There: A Performance Piece

A script for a performance piece by Y6, Sir Harold Jackson Junior School, Sheffield, who worked with Ann Hamblen. In this piece, children compare going to school here with going to school in India. From the Young Geographers go Global CPD unit.

Year: 2010

Author: Ann Hamblen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Here Comes The Summer

Summer holidays do not have to mean no geography! In fact, holidays offer an excellent opportunity for geographical learning. Here, Kathy Alcock suggests some activities for encouraging younger pupils to explore their holiday destinations beyond the sun lounger.

Year: 2009

Author: Kathy Alcock

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Hoping for the best

Do pupils in different parts of the world have the same hopes and fears for the future? Stephen reports on research that compares findings from three very different contexts - urban India, rural India and a coastal town in south-east England

Year: 2011

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Hosting the Olympics as a team

Helen describes a unit of work that is based upon helping the pupils to generate their own Olympic site plans within their home community.

Year: 2012

Author: Helen Martin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

HOTShot GIS

on developing Higher Order Thinking Skills with primary pupils

Year: 2008

Author: Arthur J Kelly

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

How do children get better at history?

Taken from a 2010 Primary National Conference Workshop: This workshop will help primary teachers to appreciate how pupils get better at history and provide practical approaches to devising effective and creative schemes of work and engaging classroom activities.

Year: 2010

Author: Jerome Freeman

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

How do children get better at history?

Taken from a 2010 Primary National Conference Workshop: This workshop will help primary teachers to appreciate how pupils get better at history and provide practical approaches to devising effective and creative schemes of work and engaging classroom activities.

Year: 2010

Author: Jerome Freeman

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

How do you see it?

Julia demonstrates how pictures and photographs of all kinds can be used to promote meaningful talk about people, places and environments

Year: 2012

Author: Julia Tanner

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

How the PGQM can support you to enhance the quality of geography in your school

This presentation formed part of Workshop 1 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: The Primary Geography Quality Mark is both an award and an amazingly powerful tool for supporting primary schools as they develop and celebrate quality geography. This session will provide an opportunity to share ideas with subject coordinators who have previously achieved the award.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

How the PGQM can support you to enhance the quality of Geography in your school

How the Primary Geography Quality Mark can help to improve geography in primary schools. This presentation was given at the Primary National Conference, 16 June 2009.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

How to find good food

Daniel outlines some of the thinking behind the Mission:Explore Food book and exlains why it is so important for pupils to engage with what they eat and where it comes from.

Year: 2013

Author: Daniel Raven-Ellison

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

ICT - Mapping Images the Digital Way

This presentation formed part of Workshop 18 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: An introduction to online mapping and digital image galleries. Mapping the location of images can now be done using a number of free web based programmes including Geograph, Picasa and Flickr. Explore how you can use these programmes to create a 'My Walks' or alternative geo-located project.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North and Kate Russell

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Ideas for encouraging the use of Geographical vocabulary

Taken from a 2010 Primary National Conference Workshop: A session involving some ideas for starters, games and activities which will help you incorporate geographical terminology into your lessons.

Year: 2010

Author: Sue Parsons

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Ideas for using Pohl’s Thinkers Keys in Geography

Taken from a 2010 Primary National Conference Workshop: A session involving some ideas for starters, games and activities which will help you incorporate geographical terminology into your lessons.

Year: 2010

Author: Sue Parsons

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Images of India

Maz describes the impact a study visit to southern India had on her knowledge and perceptions of the place, challenging our preconceptions and providing a lesson for how we represent distant places in our teaching.

Year: 2012

Author: Maz Hamilton

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Images of India CD

This resource sets the study of a locality, such as Chembakolli, within the context of India as a whole. It contains around 130 images, suggestions for activity using the images and teachers’ notes. The resource will support teachers in:

  • Teaching about a locality in India
  • Challenging pupils preconceptions and stereotypical views of India
  • Presenting India as a vast, diverse and ancient country, where traditional lifestyles and cultures exist within a modern technological society.

Year: 2010

Author: Anna Disney and Felicity Hilditch

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Images of India CD and India map offer

Images of India CD This resource sets the study of a locality, such as Chembakolli, within the context of India as a whole. It contains around 130 images, suggestions for activity using the images and teachers’ notes. The resource will support teachers in: * Teaching about a locality in India * Challenging pupils preconceptions and stereotypical views of India * Presenting India as a vast, diverse and ancient country, where traditional lifestyles and cultures exist within a modern technological society. India Map This A3 full-colour map of India will help familiarise pupils with the main physical and human features of this vast and ancient country. The reverse has photocopiable resources: a world map, an outline map, an activity sheet with ideas for their use. Scale: 1cm-240km

Year: 2010

Author: Anna Disney and Felicity Hilditch

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Images of St Lucia CD

Nearly 100 photographs which represent life on St Lucia, through island landscapes, townscapes, produce grown and the island's main industry - tourism.

Year: 2006

Author: Geographical Association and B&C Educational

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Immigration to the UK - A Summary

A flowchart that usefully summarises the complex routes and consequences that immigrants to the UK face.

Year: 2009

Author: David Rayner

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Improving the quality of education: Kenya's next challenge

Kenya is experiencing a rapid increase in primary school enrolments following the introduction of free primary education in 2003. This has impacted on the quality of education received by children, and the levels of achievement in state schools. This article explores the educational pressures on a primary school in rural western Kenya and the views of its teachers concerning the quality of the educational experience they provide. Absenteeism, overcrowding, poor school infrastructure and a plethora of local languages all affect pupil progress, which in turn impacts on the perception of the quality and value of education among the rural population. As well as increased funding for education, improvements in initial teacher training and in-service training (INSET) are needed to raise the reputation of the profession to attract new and more able teachers.

Year: 2013

Author: Gill Miller and Elizabeth Elman

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

In My File

A handy list outlining the contents of a primary geography co-ordinator's file.

Year: 2005

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

In the Picture: Blank Research Frames

Blank PowerPoint frames that can used to create exciting interactive activities for primary geography.

Year: 2006

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Index to issues 65-67 (2008)

Index to Primary Geographer issues 65-67 (2008)

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Indexes to 68-70 (2009)

Index to Primary Geographer issues 68-70 (2009).

Year: 2010

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

India and the Global Community Scheme of Work

This is an example of a scheme of work which was written as a result of the author taking part in a study visit to Sangam, Silvepura. It was written by Rachel Reynalds, at Elmhurst Junior School, Somerset in 2008.

Year: 2008

Author: Rachel Reynalds

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

India Map

This A3 full-colour map of India will help familiarise pupils with the main physical and human features of this vast and ancient country. The reverse has photocopiable resources: a world map, an outline map, an activity sheet with ideas for their use.

Year: 2010

Author: Anna Disney and Felicity Hilditch

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Indian children’s images of England

This research paper explores what school pupils in southern India know about England. It is based on interviews with pupils aged between twelve and seventeen years old with whom it was possible to communicate in English.

Year: 2004

Author: Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Indian Recipes

Indian food recipes to use with students.

Year: 2011

Author: Susan Knight

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Indian Recipes

Indian food recipes to use with students.

Year: 2011

Author: Susan Knight

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Inspiring curiosity and fascination

Leszek draws upon his personal experience as HMI and shares personal perspectives on high quality primary geography and where improvements need to be secured

Year: 2013

Author: Leszek Iwaskow HMI

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Interrupted Mollweide Map Projection (Greenwich-centred)

An 'interrupted' equal-area map is arguably the ideal solution to the problem of the 'round world on flat paper' problem. By making cuts in the oceans, these maps are the nearest one can get to a flat map that is correct in size and also correct in shape...

Resource type: Image

Introduction to the Primary Geography Quality Mark

An introduction to the GA's Primary Geography Quality Mark, an award for excellence in primary schools.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Adobe Flash

Investigating Coasts

Introduction to a unit on Investigating Coasts at Bottesford Primary School. Part of the Making Geography Happen project.

Year: 2011

Author: Alison Longden

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Investigating Geography

This presentation formed part of the Presidential Lecture at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: The Presidential Lecture will focus on three questions which are of concern to us as geography educators. What kinds of questions frame the discipline of geography? How can children and young people develop geographical understanding through enquiry? What is going on in geography classrooms and how can investigate and make sense of it?

Year: 2009

Author: Margaret Roberts

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Investigating Place

These ideas are taken from a Workshop at the 2010 GA Annual Conference: Places are multi-layered, sensory, diverse and often complex spaces, given meaning and form through human interaction. In turn, places help define our identity and evoke a range of emotions. This workshop will explore techniques to help you bring places alive in the classroom and reflect on personal and shared meanings. Links with sustainability and social cohesion and refers to the new primary curriculum.

Year: 2010

Author: Paula Owens and Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Investigation outcomes

Detailed outcomes of the sensory fieldwork subject boundaries investigation.

Year: 2009

Author: David S Narracott

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Is Katie Morag History?

Wendy asks if we keep using some well-known and love stories, maps and images despite the onset of time, and discusses the pertinence of thinking about current realities and contexts in geography teaching

Year: 2011

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Island pack offer

This pack is ideal for supporting your teaching of ‘An Island home’ from the QCA scheme of work.

Author: Various

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Isle of Coll map

Produced in full colour the Isle of Coll map has primary-friendly cartography, simplified keys and an inset of Aringour. The back of the map includes three photocopiable worksheets for activities based on the map.

Year: 2004

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Japanese curriculum reflections

This article provides a view on how changes in the geography curriculum in the UK are reflected in and compare with the revised curriculum in Japan.

Year: 2009

Author: Takashi Shimura

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

Jessica's gift

Ann demonstartes how she took a very familiar story and explored its learning potential in a new way.

Year: 2011

Author: Ann Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Journey Stories

A selection of picture books featuring journeys.

Year: 2008

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Journey to the Sinking Lands

This presentation was given at the 2010 GA Annual Conference: The world's first official evacuation of an entire people as a result of climate change has begun on the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea. Dan Box, who witnessed the first boatload of people flee, describes life on the islands and the physical devastation causing them to be abandoned.

Year: 2010

Author: Dan Box

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Just Film It! A project to inspire young writers

Jonathan reports on his latest film project which motivated six reluctant writers in year 1

Year: 2011

Author: Jonathan Kersey

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Justifying the place of geography in the school curriculum

With a new government in power and a curriculum review well underway, we are now entering a period of curriculum change. As part of the review, geography educators are being called upon to make the case for geography and propose what exactly should be taught within it. This is an excellent opportunity to think carefully about how we justify and present the case for the subject. In this article it is argued that an appeal made solely to tradition will not do and that we will need to recourse to strong and carefully considered educational aims relating to both personal and interpersonal wellbeing. The article also demonstrates how such justification can be made for geography, a subject that imparts an invaluable 'world knowledge' to which all young people have a right to access.

Year: 2011

Author: Benjamin Major

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Kaptalamwa pack and Kenya map special offer

This pack and map offer will helps pupils to explore a distant locality in an economically developing country and to practice their map skills by planning a trip around the country.

Year: 1996

Author: Maureen Weldon / Sue Thomas

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Kaptalamwa: A village in Kenya

The Kaptalamwa photopack aims to encourage children to develop informed and balanced attitudes towards other people and places, and increases their knowledge and accurate, relevant and interesting material.

Year: 1996

Author: Maureen Weldon

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Keeping the focus

Ian and Joy discuss how, in a unit of work on the Olympics for a mixed year 4, 5 and 6 class, the focus was kept on geography. They describe some of the difficulties faced when planning for good quality learning and teaching.

Year: 2012

Author: Joy Carroll and Ian Urry

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Kenya map

Three supporting activities will help pupils use a globe and atlas to locate Kenya and its neighbours in Africa, practise their map skills by planning a trip to Kenya and find out more about the wider area.

Year: 2007

Author: Sue Thomas

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Key stage 1: A study of the development and progression of children's environmental attitudes and values

Summary of primary research. Part of the Primary Research Register.

Year: 2000

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Key stage 2: The role of teaching in learning mapping skills

Summary of a university dissertation which looked at children's mapping skills and whether they could be improved by a short period of direct teaching.

Year: 2002

Author: Dawn Jones

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Keystart UK Atlas

This topic-based atlas on the UK is designed to promote interactive learning and has cross-curricular links to history and environmental issues.

Year: 2009

Author: Collins

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Keystart World Atlas

This topic-based world atlas is designed to promote interactive learning and has cross-curricular links to history and environmental issues.

Year: 2009

Author: Collins

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Knowledge Bases for Effective Teaching: A case study of one beginning teacher's development as a teacher of primary geography

This paper identifies student teachers' conceptions and values about geography, explores the impact of student teachers' conceptions and values on their development as teachers of primary geography and considers the impact of the findings for ITE course design and implementation.

Year: 2004

Author: Fran Martin

Age: 7-11, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Ladakh photopack

This photopack focuses on Ladakh - a refugee village in the Himalayan mountains of northern India.

Year: 1996

Author: Jo Hughes, Keith Paterson and Paul Rafferty

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Land Use-UK: A survey for the 21st century

The results of the 1996 land use survey compared with results from the 1930s and 1960s.

Year: 1997

Author: Rex Walford

Age: 7-11, 11-14, 14-19, 19+, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Leading a staff meeting

Tips to help primary geography subject co-ordinators lead a successful staff meeting.

Year: 2005

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Learning for Sustainability through the Broads

This PowerPoint presentation accompanied a GA conference session. It describes a variety of approaches to Learning for Sustainability (LfS) using a defined local area as a context, in this case the Norfolk Broads. The session considered what makes good LfS and shared activities used as part of the 'Broad Futures' Project.

Year: 2006

Author: Nell Seal

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Learning from Experience

Liz reports on the nine months she spent living, learning and working alongside Adivasi people in the Nilgiri Hills.

Year: 2012

Author: Liz Newbon

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

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