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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

‘Going Home’ in Postconflict Sierra Leone: Diamonds, agriculture and re-building rural livelihoods in the Eastern Province

Sierra Leone has recently emerged from a long period of political instability and civil war, which has relegated the country to the bottom of the world human development league table. A process of reconstruction and rehabilitation is now underway, to restore livelihoods, repair damaged infrastructure and rebuild the economy. The sustainable development of valuable mineral resources and the restoration of rural production systems and food security are important priorities. This article examines the post-war reconstruction process and presents evidence from communities in the Eastern Province which were badly affected during the conflict. Although some progress is being made, the pace of change is slow, and the threat of a return to instability is a common concern among all citizens and organisations, from national government to individuals and communities at the grassroots level.

Year: 2005

Author: Tony Binns and Roy Maconachie

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

‘Maps of memories’ – transition project

An example of how a secondary level geography project can make links with other subject areas, in this case with ICT, Maths and Personal Wellbeing.

Year: 2008

Author: Thomas Biebrach

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

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 geography of hope

This article is based on the author’s keynote lecture at the Geographical Association’s 2013 Conference on ‘Looking to the Future’. It raises crucial questions about the future that learners are currently being prepared for. The author argues that geographers in school and teacher education need to become more knowledgeable about climate change, peak oil and the limits to growth, because such issues promise to create a future very different from today. The importance of each issue is set out with ideas on how that area of futures geography might be approached in the classroom. The article also draws attention to the need for teaching approaches that can help learners face such hazards in a spirit of optimism and hope. Finally, it is argued that schools should now be exploring the nature of a post-carbon geography.

Year: 2014

Author: David Hicks

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

A-Z Advancing Geography: Key Skills

This book provides an A-Z guide to the key skills in geography, including why they are useful and the best ways to learn and practise them.

Year: 2001

Author: James Broad

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

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

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

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

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

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

Barnaby Bear’s Local Area Album

Barnaby Bear’s Local Area Album introduces the class to this popular character’s home area, looking at issues including housing, school, transport, shopping, leisure, religion and recycling. Mirroring the pages in Barnaby’s album are 14 downloadable templates for the pupils to use to create their own local area albums. Supporting teachers’ notes and further activity ideas are also included. Using first-hand experiences, pupils will investigate their home locality and reinforce their learning in geography and citizenship. Young pupils love Barnaby Bear. He brings places to life and, through him, early learning about the world becomes accessible and exciting.

Year: 2013

Author: Kerry White

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Barnaby Bear’s UK Map

This newly-designed A1 dry-wipe wall map of the UK will enable key stage 1 pupils to develop their locational knowledge and name and locate the four countries of the United Kingdom. You can annotate it, using dry-wipe pens, to suit the needs of the moment then simply wipe off ready for next time.

Year: 2013

Author: Geographical Association

Resource type: Shop Item

Barnaby's Edinburgh Diary

Barnaby writes a diary about his school trip to Edinburgh, where they visited Arthur’s Seat, a tartan factory, Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.

Year: 2002

Author: Elaine Jackson

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Beijing: a Contrasting Locality in China

This unit aims to develop 5 to 7 year old pupils' understanding of Beijing as a place that contrasts with where they live, in particular to develop their knowledge and understanding and sense of place in relation to the city. This unit of work was created as part of the joint GA / AGTA project focusing on the Beijing Games 2008.

Year: 2008

Author: Arthur Kelly

Age: 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Britain and Britishness poster

A1 poster

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

British or European Information Sheet 6

Sample page from the KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit - British or European? Who do you think you are?

Year: 2008

Author: Jenny Brassington

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

British or European Pages 16-17

Sample pages from the KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit - British or European? Who do you think you are?

Year: 2008

Author: Jenny Brassington

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

British or European Pages 24-25

Sample pages from the KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit - British or European? Who do you think you are?

Year: 2008

Author: Jenny Brassington

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Challenging Assumptions - Geography: What's the big idea?

In this article Alastair Bonnett considers the nature and identity of geography.

Year: 2012

Author: Alastair Bonnett

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

Resource type: Journal article

Challenging Assumptions: Regions Con-Dem'd?

This article considers the decline of 'regions' under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.

Year: 2011

Author: Ray Hudson

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Challenging Assumptions: Zero carbon futures

That there is an urgent need for action to address the potentially disastrous consequences of climate change is reflected in the lastest UK Climate Change Bill. This article shows that understanding how to respond personally to the threat of climate change is critical to thinking through the possibilities of zero carbon Britain.

Year: 2009

Author: Julie Bromilow

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

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 Geography: Citizen, state and nation

This book encourages students to explore the idea of the state and the concept of national identity and globalisation.

Year: 2003

Author: David Storey

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Changing Geography: Disability, space and society

Disability, space and society focuses on the links between geography and disability, shows how geography itself can 'disable' people, and encourages students to tackle issues of discrimination and human welfare in a geographical context.

Year: 2000

Author: Rob Kitchin

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

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

Citizen, State and Nation

Powerpoint Presentation that accompanied a GA Conference session. It considers the changing nature of citizenship in a global world by exploring relationships between individuals and the wider society at local, national and global scales, touching on issues of identity, belonging, empathy and responsibility.

Year: 2006

Author: David Storey

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Community Cohesion - Global Dimension Learning Activities

The main aim of this global dimension resource is to show how the Geography Key Stage 3 Programme of Study can be transformed to support the work of a school in promoting community cohesion. In the sense that this resource is a strong advocate of 'education for conversation', it has a potential role for teachers wishing to develop classroom practice and broader work across the whole school, which supports both community cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

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 - GTIP Think Piece: Values & Controversial Issues

We are frequently confronted with controversy in various forms and Geography as a subject can help teachers and pupils navigate such complex and sometimes unsettling issues and dilemmas. This resource explores the characteristics of more careful teaching, as opposed to 'morally careless' teaching in relation to the teaching and learning of Geography and dealing with controversial issues, and explores a range of ideas and activities that can help developing teachers think through their practice.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Community Cohesion - How Am I Different

This Teachers TV video is a documentary series giving a voice to children living in challenging circumstances. It will provide a solid foundation for schools to help young people to learn to understand others, value diversity whilst also promoting shared values, promote awareness of human rights and to apply and defend them. This resource is also an excellent platform to kick-start a variety of discussions and group activities, and follow-up work could be planned to meet the needs of individuals.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Community Cohesion - Jubilee Debt Campaign

This website and a range of materials within it can be used as stimulus for teachers to raise awareness of and kick-start conversations about debt / poverty / socio-economic inequality, and how some of the global dimensions contained in this resource can be put in a local context. Students are encouraged to think about how they can make changes in their local / national / global community to improve conditions for all members of these communities, and explore ways they can make their voice heard through 'active responsible citizenship'.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 11-14, 14-19

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

Concrete, Skills and Concepts

Accompanied a GA conference session. It introduces the Places People Want project, a local curriculum-making project that has explored our ideas and decisions about homes, work and services for the future.

Year: 2007

Author: Angus Willson

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

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

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

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

Designing identity: exploring citizenship through geography

A series of short articles considering geography and identity.

Year: 2010

Author: Edited by Jessica Pykett

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

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 the International Dimension at KS3

reports on how the KS3 National Curriculum provides the opportunity for teachers to ensure that their students are learning geography that is relevant, up-to-date and engaging through the freeing up of the curriculum.

Year: 2008

Author: Catherine Owen

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Journal article

Diversity, citizenship and cohesion

Issues of diversity, identity and cohesion were very high on the previous government’s political agenda but these priorities have changed with the coalition government. However, it is still vitally important for young people to learn about these issues and become educated about differing attitudes to globalisation, migration and urbanisation. This article argues that the issues surrounding community cohesion, religion, race and socio-economic status are central to geography teaching.

Year: 2011

Author: Keith Ajegbo

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

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

Early Years Handbook

This new handbook has been designed to help all early years practitioners provide fun and stimulating learning experiences for children, confident that they are embedded in the Foundation Stage Curriculum and will help children progress smoothly from the Foundation Stage to Reception and Year 1.

Year: 2004

Author: The Curriculum Partnership

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Editorial

Editorial

Year: 2009

Author: Fran Martin

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

Introduction to the theme and contents of this issue.

Year: 2012

Author: Stephen Pickering

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

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

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

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

Geography Autumn 2008

The Autumn 2008 issue of Geography, the academic journal of the Geographical Association.

Year: 2008

Author: The Geographical Association

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal issue

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 Spring 2008

The Spring 2008 issue of Geography, international journal of the Geographical Association.

Year: 2008

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Journal issue

Geography Spring 2009

The Spring 2009 issue of Geography, the academic journal of the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal issue

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: 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

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 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

Guest Editorial: Children's and young people's geographies

The Guest Editors discuss the contents of this special issue of Geography which focuses on children's and young people's geographies.

Year: 2012

Author: Richard Yarwood and Naomi Tyrrell with Jennifer Hill

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

Resource type: Journal article

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

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

How to create a successful school link

This article describes how two teachers developed a link between two contrasting Lancashire schools.

Year: 2011

Author: Chantal Dunand Clarke, Heather Swales

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

Illustrating pupils’ views on ESD in geography

Linked to a Think Piece on pupils' perspectives of ESD. This document illustrates the ways in which some pupils think about ESD in relation to geography lessons. It draws on findings from a classroom-based study of Year 9 pupils' conceptions and experiences of school geography.

Year: 2007

Author: Nick Hopwood

Age: 11-14, 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Imaginging distant places: changing representations of Egypt

This article discusses a research project exploring students’ imaginations of distant places. Students’ perceptions of distant places are frequently colourful, but often reflect popular stereotypes rather than concrete realities of far-off contexts. By examining year 9 students’ representations of Egypt through the lenses of Orientalism and ‘othering’, this research project uncovered the ways in which dominant but often hidden discourses impinge upon perceptions of the ‘other’.

Year: 2011

Author: Claire Kennedy

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

Imperial War Museum Fellowship in Holocaust Education: potential contribution of Geographers

Part of Debbie Moss's session at the GTE Conference 2009 entitled 'Imperial War Museum Fellowship in Holocaust Education: potential contribution of Geographers'.

Year: 2009

Author: Debbie Moss

Age: 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Implementing Education for Active Citizenship and Sustainability

Educators from universities in Portugal, UK, Spain (Balearic Islands) and Finland have set up an EU project ‘Training European Teachers for Sustainable Development and Intercultural Sensitivity’. Its main objective is to foster professional development of European teachers in implementing and integrating the core themes in school practices to meet student needs. This article is based on questionnaire and interview data collected from teachers participating in an in-service training course in Palm. This article highlights the main findings and suggests possible further efforts.

Year: 2004

Author: Taina Kaivola and Sophie Cabral

Age: 19+

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

Into Africa Information Sheet 8

Sample page from the KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit - Into Africa: How are our lives connected with Africa?

Year: 2008

Author: Emma Cook

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Into Africa Pages 8-9

Sample pages from the KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit - Into Africa: How are our lives connected with Africa?

Year: 2008

Author: Emma Cook

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

ITT Exchange to Poland

This PowerPoint accompanied a session at the Geography Teacher Educators' (GTE) Conference in 2008. Helen presented an overview of the experiences gained through using the international dimension to promote active and reflective learning for both staff and students.

Year: 2008

Author: Helen Gadsby

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

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

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Into Africa
How are our lives connected with Africa?

Focuses on key social, economic and political connections between the UK and Africa to provide students with a deeper insight into Africa.

Year: 2008

Author: Emma Cook

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Shop Item

Less is More?

A Worcestershire curriculum development pilot project challenged the economic, social and political assumption that more+more. This article shows that children benefited from asking if 'Less is more?'

Year: 2010

Author: Rupert Brakspear

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Lifting the Lid upon the Primary Project Box

This presentation accompanied a session at the joint GA / HA Primary Conference in 2008. Considered the thinking behind the Primary Subject Associations collaboration on the Primary Project Box for KS1 and its place in the current changing primary curriculum.

Year: 2008

Author: Rachel Bowles

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Little changes lead to big things

Michelle follows on from her previous article with Ben to describe how the workshop led to work on sustainable futures with year 5 and 6 pupils

Year: 2011

Author: Michelle Sedgebeer

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Living with difference: proximity and encounter in urban life

Difference is a hallmark of cities. The size and density of urban populations means they are sites of proximity where all sorts of people are brought together. The issue of diversity and juxtaposition has been at the heart of geographical attempts to understand urban life. This article traces the way 'difference' has been understood by geographers from being synonymous with fear of otherness in the 1970s and 1980s, to being celebrated as the hallmark of cosmopolitanism in the 21st century. It then goes on to question whether proximity and urban encounters in the context of contemporary super mobility and super diversity represent a new form of urban citizenship. In doing so, the article challenges the assumptions of some cosmopolitan writing that contact with difference necessarily translates into respect for difference, and reflects on potential ways that such progressive social transformation might be achieved.

Year: 2013

Author: Gill Valentine

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Local to Global: Is there a British identity?

Who are the British? Helping children understand what it means to be British citizens

Year: 2009

Author: Chrissie Dell

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Make my future sustainable! Part 2: Naturally resourceful: could your school be a Transition School?

David Hicks outlines why schools and communities need to address sustainability issues such as climate change and how we can start to think in terms of choosing preferable futures and taking positive actions.

Year: 2009

Author: David Hicks

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Making connections through school partnerships

Ben Ballin describes two case studies where successful international partnerships have enhanced work on global learning and geographical understanding. There are also examples of teachers making use of perceptions of the UK held by children in other countries.

Year: 2010

Author: Ben Ballin

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Making Diversity Real in Teaching

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session. Living positively and dynamically in a diverse world is a key to all our futures. The quality of the relationship of people to people affects what can be achieved within the relationship of people to the environment. In this lecture, Judy shared her vast experience of engaging innovatively with diverse communities.

Year: 2008

Author: Judy Ling Wong

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

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Making diversity real in teaching

The focus of this Primary Geographer 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: 2008

Author: Judy Ling Wong

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Making diversity real in teaching

The focus of this Primary Geographer 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. Provided free as part of the GA's Community Cohesion materials.

Year: 2008

Author: Judy Ling Wong

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Measuring the Environmental and Social Footprint of the Beijing Games

This unit of work is about sustainability, humanitarian issues and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was created for a join GA / AGTA project on the Beijing 2008 Games.

Year: 2008

Author: Bob Digby

Age: 14-19

Resource type: PDF

More ideas for enhancing global geography

Two ideas for enhancing global geography: Steve Pratchett describes how 'Ti Rakau' (Maori stick games) helped year 6 pupils understand different cultures and traditions, and Phil Rimmer and Nikki Fletcher describe using story and PE games to help children make connections between people and places.

Year: 2010

Author: Steve Pratchett, Phil Rimmer and Nikki Fletcher

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Moving Stories

Further information about the 'Moving Stories' 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

Moving Stories Activity 5

Samples page from the KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit - Moving Stories: Why is the population of the UK changing?

Year: 2008

Author: John Widdowson

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Moving Stories Pages 24-25

Samples pages from the KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit - Moving Stories: Why is the population of the UK changing?

Year: 2008

Author: John Widdowson

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Moving Stories Photo Family

Set of seven photos for the 'Moving Stories' 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

Natural vision: inspirational school grounds

How Moulsecoomb Primary School pupils and teachers worked with the local community to transform their school grounds.

Year: 2009

Author: Kathryn Inkpen, Graham Goldup and Kim Jackson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Paradise on Earth or a land of many problems? Challenging perceptions of Sri Lanka through enquiry

This research encourages students to challenge their perceptions of economically developing places as ‘primitive’ through a study on Sri Lanka. In the initial lesson, students are asked to draw how they envision Sri Lanka; this reveals the students’ most popular view of Sri Lanka to be a stereotypical economically developing country. After the enquiry-led work, students evaluate holiday brochures’ portrayal of the country; this shows they have begun to appreciate the diverse nature of such a place.

Year: 2010

Author: Megan Tierney

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Journal article

Percy the Park Keeper Unit of Work

In this unit children will explore the character of a local play park. They will investigate who owns and manages it, the impact that people have on the park, both positive and negative, and put forward their ideas as to how the environment could be both sustained and improved. This unit is linked to active citizenship, PSE and RRR. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Picturing a sustainable future

David believes that all schools should aim to become 'sustainable schools' given the major changes that lie ahead for the present generation of children now in school. One vital tool in this is the use of future scenarios to prompt discussion on the changes that need to come about to help create a more sustainable society

Year: 2011

Author: David Hicks

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Places People Want: References and Links

Places People Want was a local curriculum-making project that has explored our ideas and decisions about homes, work and services for the future. Here are useful references and links from the project.

Year: 2007

Author: Angus Willson

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Postcolonial spaces and identities

In this, the second of two articles on postcolonialism, I continue to explore of what use a basic understanding of postcolonialism is for geography students. Specifically, I outline the processes of cultural mixing that resulted from the networked spatialities produced by colonialism and imperialism; what postcolonial theorists have referred to as hybridity. Though not without its problems, hybridity has become a key tool for understanding the formation of postcolonial spaces and identities. I use examples from both the UK and abroad to exemplify and critically engage postcolonial hybridity.

Year: 2012

Author: Tariq Jazeel

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Poster images

Images from A1 poster

Year: 2009

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Primary Geographer Autumn 2009

The Autumn 2009 issue of Primary Geographer

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

Primary Geographer Spring 2010

The Spring 2010 Primary Geographer

Year: 2010

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

Primary Geographer Summer 2008

The Summer 2008 issue of Primary Geographer

Year: 2008

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

Primary Geographer Summer 2009

The Summer 2009 issue of Primary Geographer

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

Primary Geography

The Spring 2011 issue of Primary Geography

Year: 2011

Author: Edited by Tessa Willy

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

Primary Geography Handbook – revised and updated!

The Primary Geography Handbook has undergone a major revision. We’ve included references to the latest government directives, added details of new research, updated the sections on ICT, changed many of the photographs and listed the latest websites and resources. We believe this new edition will ensure that the Primary Geography Handbook continues to exemplify good practice and serve as a source of inspiration for practitioners young and old for years to come.

Year: 2010

Author: Edited by Stephen Scoffham

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Primary Geography Spring 2012

The Spring issue of Primary Geography

Year: 2012

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

Primary Project Box - Unit 4: Our changing world

In Our changing world you will find activities focused on change – in the human body, the place where we live and the wider world.

Year: 2008

Author: The Curriculum Partnership

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Primary Project Box - Unit 5: Our future world

In Our future world you will find activities that build on previous ideas about change and encourage the children to think about changes in the future.

Year: 2008

Author: The Curriculum Partnership

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Primary Subjects Issue 1 - Geography

The geography pages from the second issue of Primary Subjects, the Council for Subject Associations' publication for primary schools.

Year: 2008

Author: CfSA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Primary Subjects Issue 3 - Geography

The geography pages from the third issue of Primary Subjects, the Council for Subject Associations' publication for primary schools.

Year: 2009

Author: CfSA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Primary Subjects Issue 4 - Geography

The geography pages from the fourth issue of Primary Subjects, the Council for Subject Associations' publication for primary schools.

Year: 2009

Author: CfSA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Producers & Consumers Photo Family

Set of eleven photos for the 'Producers & Consumers' 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

Producers and Consumers

Further information about the 'Producers and Consumers' 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

Recycling iPoster

Through this resource, your pupils will discover the importance of the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – with this new cross-curricular CD.

Year: 2009

Author: BBC Active

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Refugee Boy: Geography, inclusion and inequality

This Primary Geographer 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. Provided free as part of the GA's Community Cohesion materials.

Year: 2008

Author: Greg Wallace

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Regional Inequalities and their Effects on Cambridgeshire

A scheme of work developed for the Where Will I Live project? The aim of this scheme was for students to develop an understanding of regional inequalities within the UK and the effects of these inequalities on Cambridgeshire with a focus on sustainability.

Year: 2006

Author: Nicola Gamble, Hannah Galama and Carol Pearson

Age: 14-19, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Review 1: Teaching The Holocaust in Geography

Review of a GeogEd article on how the subject of geography can contribute to Holocaust education.

Year: 2009

Author: Anonymous

Age: 19+

Resource type: PDF

Review 2: Teaching The Holocaust in Geography

Review of a GeogEd article on how the subject of geography can contribute to Holocaust education.

Year: 2009

Author: Anonymous

Age: 19+

Resource type: PDF

Reviews

Resource reviews

Year: 2010

Author: GA

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Running Free

Further information about the 'Running Free' 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

Running Free Photo Family

Set of eleven photos for the 'Running Free' 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

S3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: British or European?
Who do you think you are?

Supports students in gaining an understanding of their own identity and making sense of some of their personal links to places at national and European scale.

Year: 2008

Author: Jenny Brassington

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Shop Item

Safe As Houses

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

Year: 2009

Author: Tina Sudell

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: PDF

School Linking as a Controversial Issue

This PowerPoint accompanied a session at the Geography Teacher Educators' Conference in 2007. Fran spoke about the possible negative effects of schools in the UK linking with places in the global South and about ways in which more positive mutual relationships could develop.

Year: 2007

Author: Fran Martin

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Security blanket or straitjacket?

Activities linked to A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association. In these activities students will be shown an image of CCTV in order to promote discussion about how effectiveness of CCTV in influencing our perceptions of safety within urban areas.

Year: 2010

Author: Tony Cassidy

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Should I stay or should I go? An enquiry investigating Polish migration to the UK

explains how he undertook a 4-6 lesson curriculum unit linking geography and citizenship

Year: 2008

Author: Paul Bolton

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Journal article

Signposts

Pointers to current exciting resources in the world of primary geography.

Year: 2010

Author: Ben Ballin

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Sit! Stand! Move on!

Sioned shows some stimulating ways to help pupils learn about global issues, climate change and natuarl events using floor maps.

Year: 2011

Author: Sioned Hughes

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Six Simple Steps to Starting Sustainability

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session. It provides ideas for introducing sustainability and ideas for putting it into practice in the classroom, providing pupils with a basic comprehension of the key issues of environmental education and sustainability. For KS2.

Year: 2007

Author: Tessa Willy

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Small and Mighty: Children's ideas about global learning

Jeff Serf uses the television advert for Persil's 'Small and mighty' detergent as a stimulus to prompt children to talk about the world they live in and how it could be improved. This resource is the full version of the children's comments.

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Serf

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

So who was Herr Brandt and did he get his line right?

In this activity, students are required to make personal decisions on how best to divide the globe by levels of development for example between Less and More Economically Developed Countries. Fits in with new GSCE specifications.

Year: 2008

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Web page

Spotlight On ... 'Waste: Uncovering the global food scandal'

This article reviews the book 'Waste: Uncovering the global food scandal' by Tristam Stuart (2009).

Year: 2011

Author: Anna Krzywoszynska

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

Resource type: Journal article

Spotlight On ... Participatory Action Research Approaches and Methods

A review article on Participatory Action Research Approaches and Methods (Kindon, Pain and Kesby, 2007)

Year: 2009

Author: Elinor Predota

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Spotlight On... 'The Spirit Level'

A review essay about the book 'The Spirit Level'

Year: 2010

Author: Lyndsay Grant and Glen O'Hara

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Starting Sustainability

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session. It provides ideas for introducing sustainability and ideas for putting it into practice in the classroom, providing pupils with a basic comprehension of the key issues of environmental education and sustainability. For KS2.

Year: 2007

Author: Tessa Willy

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Storylink Kochi (whole pack)

The Storylink packs are designed to promote the use of fiction in geography and provide resource and teaching ideas for geography at key stage 2. Each pack comprises a Teacher's guide, graded children's storybooks and a set of resource sheets and is packaged in an attractive polypropylene box.

Year: 2002

Author: Iain Dryden and Ralph Hare

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Storylink Llandudno (whole pack)

The Storylink Llandudno pack is designed to promote the use of fiction in geography and provide resource and teaching ideas for geography at key stage 2. Each pack comprises a Teacher's guide, graded children's storybooks and a set of resource sheets and is packaged in an attractive polypropylene box.

Year: 2001

Author: Iain Dryden and Ralph Hare

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 01: Around our school: the seagulls' busy day

Through the use of story and humour, this unit gives a context for year 1 children to undertake one of their first geographical enquiries.

Year: 2005

Author: Colin Bridge

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 02: Making our area safer: the twins on holiday

This unit uses story to examine the sustainability of a community in the opportunities it offers to children.

Year: 2005

Author: Colin Bridge

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 08: Improving the environment: access for all

This unit looks at one aspect of our environment and encourages children to consider how to make improvements.

Year: 2005

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 10: A village in India

This unit provides exciting and challenging geography by encouraging pupils to explore how and why village life in India is changing through links with the wider world.

Year: 2005

Author: Jo Price

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 11: Water

This unit aims to enhance and develop children’s understanding about the supply of water around the world.

Year: 2006

Author: Pam Copeland and Des Bowden

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 12: Looking at Europe

This unit encourages children to develop their knowledge and understanding of the variety of places, environments and cultures which make up the place called Europe, to value this rich diversity and to develop a more global personal perspective as citizens of the European Union.

Year: 2006

Author: Paula Richardson and Emma Till

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 16: What’s in the News?

This unit will help you keep geography topical; it is full of ideas for incorporating topical news stories and geographical events into your lessons.

Year: 2006

Author: Kate Russell

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 17: Global Eye

This unit provides children with their own ‘eye’ to see how they are connected to the world.

Year: 2006

Author: Tony Richardson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 19: Where we go, what we do

This unit focuses on graphicacy and oracy. In it children are given the opportunity to communicate information, feelings and ideas about their formal and informal play, leisure and recreation interests, places and spaces.

Year: 2006

Author: Margaret Mackintosh

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 24: Passport to the world

This unit is designed to promote the use of technology to develop meaningful links with schools around the world.

Year: 2005

Author: Laraine Poulter

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 26: Investigating the local area: Our town

This unit fulfils the requirements of local study in geography, history and citizenship.

Year: 2005

Author: Rachel Bowles

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Taking To The Streets

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

Year: 2009

Author: Jeff Serf

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Taking To The Streets: Handout

A 'Wheel of Fortune' to accompany the Taking To The Streets activity which is linked to A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Jeff Serf

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Teaching about Diversity: PGCE Activities

These PGCE activities accompany a Think Piece on Teaching about Diversity.

Year: 2008

Author: John Morgan

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Teaching Citizenship through Geography: Citizens in Society

This presentation formed part of Workshop 6 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: This session will explore the particular contributions of geography to active citizenship. Linked to the themes of democracy, justice, rights and responsibilities the session will introduce teachers to key concepts from current research in political geography. Participants will discuss classroom activities aimed at understanding the relationship between individual and social responsibility.

Year: 2009

Author: GA Citizenship Working Group

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

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Teaching The Holocaust in Geography

GeogEd article: How the subject of geography can contribute to Holocaust education.

Year: 2009

Author: Debbie Moss

Age: 19+

Resource type: PDF

That Certain Feeling: Mike Davis, Truth and the City

The author reviews the work of Mike Davis, concentrating mainly on his books on urban issues in general, and on Los Angeles in particular. It focuses on two of his best-sellers: City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear, which created controversy over some of his claims and his alleged misuse of sources. The article argues that much of the controversy is explained by Davis’s ambiguous balancing of academic research and reportage, which can act as a prism through which to evaluate interpretations of the postmodern city. Dead Cities, is also reviewed in the context of this larger body of work, representing as it does a coming together of his urban concerns with his wider environmental agenda.

Year: 2004

Author: Kevin Stannard

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

The Character of Place Through Food and Music

Example of a scheme of work for A Level- adaptable for GCSE?

Year: 2006

Author: Lorna Cansfield

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

The concept of race

Over the last few decades there has been some confusion in geographical education and research about the category of race, a category that was once so central to all the social sciences. If race often appears in quotes, does that mean it is not real? If race is a social construction, why is there still racism in institutions, feelings and economic distribution? Can physical differences between human bodies be considered without boxing them into the old colonial categories? This article provides a critical account of some of the mechanisms whereby differentiation happens along racial lines. It does so by carefully avoiding the reduction of race to genetic lines, while also taking the biological dimension of race seriously. A framework for approaching race and racism is suggested that will hopefully help to clear the confusion.

Year: 2011

Author: Arun Saldanha

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Journal article

The Conceptions of Geography Teaching and Learning of Two Proactive Teachers

This article reveals the conceptions of geography teaching and learning held by nine secondary geography teachers in Hong Kong during the change process involved in the educational reform. The responses of two teachers reported here represent positive, successful examples of those who engage proactively in the change process. Their stories appear to be contradictory to stereotypical beliefs about how novice and experienced teacher engage in curriculum reform. However, though they are regarded as pioneers, both were confronted with various difficulties and dilemmas that have significantly affected their classroom teaching practices.

Year: 2004

Author: Eva Chan

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

The eight global dimension concepts in the context of the geography curriculum

Brief descriptions of the eight global dimension concepts: diversity, social justice, values & perceptions, citizenship, human rights, interdependence, sustainable development, and conflict resolution.

Year: 2005

Author: GA/DEA

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

The geographies of veiling: Muslim women in Britain

In this article I reflect on the debates initiated by Jack Straw’s article about Muslim women and the wearing of face veils (October 2006). I place this issue in a wider context, drawing on recent geographical work on Muslim identities. I begin by exploring the position of Muslims in contemporary debates about multiculturalism in Britain. I then discuss the dynamics of contemporary veiling practices and contested meanings of the veil. Finally, I draw on my own work, and recent work in fashion theory, to consider the complexities of dress choices for young British Muslim women and to challenge dominant discourses.

Year: 2008

Author: Claire Dwyer

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

The Impact of the Beijing Games

This unit covers the wide-ranging impact of the Beijing Games of 2008 and is taken from our new Planet Sport website developed in conjunction with the Australian Geography Teachers Association

Year: 2008

Author: Andrew Lee

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

The Olympics and Sustainable Urban Regeneration

The PowerPoint Presentation accompanies Bob Digby's article 'Teaching about the Olympics' published in Teaching Geography Summer 2007 and focuses on the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is available free in the Journals area, and in our Planet Sport website.

Year: 2007

Author: Bob Digby

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

The Primary Geographer Interview

An interview with Daniel Raven-Ellison, the man behind the Geography of Happiness project

Year: 2009

Author: Daniel Raven-Ellison

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

The same, but different

This article is based on a workshop held in The Gambia in 2010, which explored change in the past and the future... and what this might mean for us as educators

Year: 2011

Author: Ben Ballin and Michelle Sedgebeer

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

The Start Gallery

Starter activities for Britain and Britishness poster

Year: 2009

Author: Fran Martin and Steve Rawlinson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

The start gallery

Ideas for exploring children's futures in the classroom

Year: 2011

Author: Steve Rawlinson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Theory into Practice: Moral Dilemmas

The book describes the stages of finding inspiration for and constructing narratives around particular moral dilemmas, and suggests how they can be used with students.

Year: 2001

Author: Michael McPartland

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Theory Into Practice: Place, 'Race' and Teaching Geography

This book deals with racism in teaching and learning geography.

Year: 2003

Author: John Morgan and David Lambert

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

This Book's Rubbish

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

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Cooper

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

This Changing World: The London 2012 Olympics

Many people remember the London bombings of 7 July 2005 and most will probably also remember the scenes of jubilation just 24 hours earlier when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that London would host the 2012 Olympics. Whether it is the prestige of hosting a global event, love of sport and competition, enthusiasm for major spectacle, or a combination of these, there is no doubt that winning such a bid gives cause for great pride and celebration of national identity. This article takes a look at the costs and benefits of holding such an event.

Year: 2008

Author: Bob Digby

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Tiggy You're Dead

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

Year: 2009

Author: Tony Cassidy

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Tools of the Trade

Anthony demonstrates how we can support pupils' development as future responsible global citizens by exploring the stories behind common consumer items and introducing pupils to issues of fairness, equity and social justice.

Year: 2012

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Uneven Development Scheme of Work

Year 9 Scheme of Work on Uneven Development. Part of the Making Geography Happen project.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Cooper

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Unit B: Tallying the Medals

A unit of work from the Athens 2004 section of the Planet Sport website.

Year: 2004

Author: Jeana Kriewaldt

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Using empathy to encourage extended writing at key stages 3 and 4

This article explains the benefits of developing students’ extended writing skills through the use of empathy. It outlines the importance of extended writing before demonstrating how effectively it can be encouraged through a sequence of different teaching strategies. Students made group posters, wrote an extended story, interviewed each other and took part in peer assessment to help them gain a greater understanding of the place they were studying and the role that charity plays in Africa’s development.

Year: 2010

Author: Charlie Jenkinson

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

Using ICT to Raise Achievement in Global Thinking and Understanding

Research paper. Looks at the process through which schools develop the application of ICT and the extent to which the use of ICT can develop pupils' and teachers' understanding of the wider world.

Year: 2002

Author: John Halocha

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Watch Out We're About Unit of Work

In this unit children will investigate the character of streets in the immediate locality of the school. They will focus on changes that take place adjacent to the school at the start and the end of the school day. This environment can be very dangerous due to the amount of traffic and pedestrians. The children will seek to put forward workable strategies for alleviating these dangers - sustaining the quality and making it a safer environment. This unit is linked to active citizenship, PSE and RRR. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Watching Me Watching You

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

Year: 2009

Author: Dan Cowling

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Websites for Children's Literature

Contains a list of useful reference websites for children's literature, especially those related to global issues and/or diversity.

Year: 2008

Author: Colin Bridge

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

Resource type: Microsoft Word

What does Britishness look like in our school?

Two teachers at a multi-ethnic inner city school describe their World Week on the theme of 'Origins'

Year: 2009

Author: Lezli Howarth and Helen Groom

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

What is geography's contribution to making citizens?

This article is the result of some of the early work of the GA Citizenship Working Group (CWG) which was established in 2006 to support the development of the citizenship dimension of geography education.

Year: 2008

Author: Ian Cook

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

What is geography's contribution to making citizens? - Quick Reference Guide

This summary has been produced by the Geographical Association's Citizenship Working Group (CWG) in order to provide teachers with a quick reference guide to connections between citizenship and geography. Readers are recommended to read it alongside the original articles written by a range of academic geographers in 2006.

Year: 2007

Author: Citizenship Working Group

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

Resource type: PDF

What it means to be British

The leaders of a TDA CPD programme to develop subjects leaders' geographical knowledge and skills from a global perspective examine teaching cultural identity

Year: 2009

Author: Anne Keeling and Pam Harper

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Where the money is: the geographies of organised crime

This article explores forms of organised crime that account for a significant proportion of global economic activity and yet have been largely overlooked by geographers. It notes the absence of studies of organised crime within geographical literature and considers the case of 'mobbed up' regions, i.e. those with extensive and longstanding problems of organised crime. It discusses a range of possible theoretical approaches to understanding the 'mobbing up' of regions and highlights the potential of network approaches.

Year: 2010

Author: Tim Hall

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Where Will I Live?

In the 'Where Will I Live' project, twenty five teachers of geography and citizenship working in schools in South Cambridgeshire and East Lancashire explored how geographical thinking could support students to develop an understanding of design and other housing market issues in an increasingly interconnected world. This PowerPoint documents the project. See also the project website.

Year: 2006

Author: Diane Swift

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Where Will I Live? Opinions About Urban Change

A scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. This scheme, for Key Stage 3, focuses on opinions about changes in the Padiham area of Burnley.

Year: 2005

Author: John Hargreaves and Rachel Leech

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Will I Live? Opinions About Urban Change: Poster Advice

A scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. This scheme, for Key Stage 3, focuses on opinions about changes in the Padiham area of Burnley. This document contains advice for the creating the poster which is a part of this unit.

Year: 2005

Author: John Hargreaves and Rachel Leech

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Will I Live? Opinions About Urban Change: Student Work

Childrens work from a scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. This scheme, for Key Stage 3, focuses on opinions about changes in the Padiham area of Burnley. In these leaflets, students explain how Padiham can be improved.

Year: 2005

Age: 11-14

Resource type: zip file

Where Will I Live? Opinions About Urban Change: Teacher Evaluation

A scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. This scheme, for Key Stage 3, focuses on opinions about changes in the Padiham area of Burnley. Here is the teacher's evaluations of this scheme of work.

Year: 2005

Author: John Hargreaves and Rachel Leech

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Will I Live? Project Evaluation

Where will I live? assembled 25 geography and citizenship teachers, as well as 500 pupils, from South Cambridgeshire and East Lancashire, to share ideas and new thinking on these vital issues. This is the independent project evaluation written by Roger Sutcliffe.

Year: 2005

Author: Roger Sutcliffe

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Where Will I Live? What Makes an Area Good or Bad?

A scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. Year 8 students looked at comparing houses in Burnley and Cambridge, and at suggesting solutions to their perceptions of Burnley's urban issues.

Year: 2005

Author: Brian Jeffery and Claire Willis

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Will I Live? Where Would You be Willing to Live?

A scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. In this scheme, for Year 10, geography and citizenship teachers worked closely together. In it, students think about where they would be willing to live within Blackburn-with-Darwen at different stages of their life.

Year: 2005

Author: Margaret Foxley and Alan Young

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Would You be Willing to Live? Pupil Work 1

This example of work is from a scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. In this part of the scheme students put together a small dossier on their area and delegate members of the group each to write a short report (200-400 words) on an aspect of the area’s housing / house prices.

Year: 2005

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Would You be Willing to Live? Pupil Work 2

This example of work is from a scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. In this part of the scheme students put together a small dossier on their area and delegate members of the group each to write a short report (200-400 words) on an aspect of the area’s housing / house prices.

Year: 2005

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Would You be Willing to Live? Pupil Work 3

This example of work is from a scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. In this part of the scheme students put together a small dossier on their area and delegate members of the group each to write a short report (200-400 words) on an aspect of the area’s housing / house prices.

Year: 2005

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Whiteboard Active: Climate change and key topics in the news

This pack provides the highest quality BBC content complemented by lively activities to explore climate change and the steps being taken to address the problem.

Year: 2009

Author: BBC Active

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Whiteboard Active: Who Are We? People, Place and Identity CD

Explore how the movement of people to, from and around the UK has shaped our communities, customs and cultural identity – from early invaders to present day immigration. Examining aspects of history, geography and citizenship, this resource will also enable you to embed community cohesion into your curriculum in a meaningful way.

Year: 2010

Author: BBC Active

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Who Do We Think We Are? Citizenship, Diversity and Identity

This presentation formed part of Lecture 14 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: Who Do We Think We Are? is a new, cross-curricular education project designed to engage primary and secondary school teachers in the exploration of identity, diversity and citizenship with their students - in their schools, local communities and nationally. This session will discuss how the project’s key themes can be delivered through geography.

Year: 2009

Author: Steve Brace and Harpreet Sanghera

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

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Who Do We Think We Are? Geographical perspectives on identity, diversity and citizenship

A new education project exploring identity, diversity and citizenship

Year: 2009

Author: Harpreet Sanghera

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Why children's geographies?

Children's geographies have become established as an important sub-discipline of geography. Work in this field is diverse, but is united by a recognition that children experience the world in very different ways from adults. This has led to innovative methodologies being deployed in an effort to listen to children's voices and understand how children in different circumstances see, experience and perceive places. This article introduces work in children's geographies and argues that perspectives from the sub-discipline can be used to inform teaching and research in many areas of human geography, including the post-16 curriculum.

Year: 2012

Author: Richard Yarwood and Naomi Tyrrell

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

Resource type: Journal article

Why teach children and young people about Community Cohesion and the Prevention of Violent Extremism?

Background information on why teaching community cohesion is important.

Year: 2009

Author: GA

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

Resource type: PDF

World Issues Survey - Full Results

In February 2009 the Geographical Association commissioned Ipsos MORI to investigate which issues Key Stage 3 students think are important and whether they feel they are learning about them.

Year: 2009

Author: Ipsos MORI

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Worry Dolls

Wendy explains how a cross-curricular topic on Toys gave her classroom community of enquirers the opportunity to talk about and explore their concerns and those of other children around the world

Year: 2012

Author: Wendy Ireland

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Young Geographers - Shelley - Planning Starter

A resource from the Young Geographers Project, Shelley First School.

Year: 2008

Author: Lisa Conlon

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Young Geographers - Shelley - What is it like to live in Shelley?

Session Five. A resource from the Young Geographers Project, Shelley First School.

Year: 2008

Author: Lisa Conlon

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Young Geographers Explore Their Local Area

What is it like to live in Shelley? A PowerPoint Presentation explaining how this teacher taught a unit of work to her Year 1 class after engaging with the Young Geographers project.

Year: 2008

Author: Lisa Conlon

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Young Geographers Matter

Simon Catling's keynote address at the Primary National Conference, June 16 2009.

Year: 2009

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Young people's geographies

This article examines what is meant by young people’s geographies, looking at the emergence of children’s geographies as a research field within academia. There is an ever-growing interest in young people’s everyday lives, issues and experiences: how they experience places and construct their own sense of place, and how they perform multiple identities at different times and in different spaces. Using alternative approaches that draw on young people’s own experiences and concerns to teach school geography helps makes the subject more relevant and engaging.

Year: 2010

Author: Helen Griffiths

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

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