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Local Area

'Farming on the edge' in arid western South Africa: climate change and agriculture in marginal environments

Using participatory research methods as well as biophysical monitoring of rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis), results presented in this article show current and projected impacts of climate variability and climate change, as well as current adaptive strategies and gaps, or constraints, in farmers’ ability to adapt. Published in Geography Summer 2008.

Year: 2008

Author: E.R.M. Archer, N.M. Oettlé, R. Louw and M.A. Tadross

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Journal article

'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

‘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

25 Tip Top Infant Local Investigations - Any Place Any Time

Ideas for investigating the local area with young children. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 3-7

Resource type: PDF

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

25 Tip Top Reception Investigations – Using our School Locality

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

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 3-7

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 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 Geography of British Backpacker Tourists

The UK is South Africa’s most important overseas tourist-generating region. The tourism consumption choices of these tourists, both in terms of the activities they engage in and the spaces they seek out, have many impacts upon the South African space economy. The research reported here reflects on the impacts of British backpacker tourists visiting South Africa. Particular attention is drawn to their demographic profile, activity base and the spatial patterning of their travels in South Africa.

Year: 2004

Author: Gustav Visser and Charles Barker

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

A Lesson Plan for undertaking the Complete Journey Stick Activity

This is a one day activity to promote the map-making process at primary age level. The activity can be undertaken in isolation of the existing geography work or can underpin a medium term plan based on graphicacy.

Year: 2008

Author: Jane Whittle

Age: 3-7

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

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

Activity 1 - Developing the narrative

Part of a unit entitled 'The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood' developed for the Young Geographers Project.

Year: 2008

Author: Jonathon Kersey

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Activity 2 - Choosing our location

Part of a unit entitled 'The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood' developed for the Young Geographers Project.

Year: 2008

Author: Jonathon Kersey

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Activity 3 - Making the film

Part of a unit entitled 'The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood' developed for the Young Geographers Project.

Year: 2008

Author: Jonathon Kersey

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Activity 4 - Editing and production

Part of a unit entitled 'The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood' developed for the Young Geographers Project.

Year: 2008

Author: Jonathon Kersey

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Adapting cities, adapting the curriculum

This article is the second of two on teaching about sustainability and cities in geography. The first article set the scene by assessing sustainability initiatives and arguing that the most profound challenge facing urban communities in the twenty-first century is adaptation (Kirby, 2014). This second article explores these claims in greater detail and goes on to show the potential for geographic research and education in this arena. Via a series of examples, this article demonstrates that existing approaches, such as planning, resilience and sustainability, are all shackled to broad normative concepts, when it is highly localised responses that are required to deal with the problems cities face in the coming decades. With its ability to offer a curriculum that incorporates the singularity of individual communities, geography is uniquely placed to offer leadership in this context.

Year: 2014

Author: Andrew Kirby

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

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

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

Be a house detective!

Paula explores ways to bring to life the assertion of Milner and Jewson (2010) that: 'Local streets and buildings are an invaluable teaching resource and you should take every opportunity to develop outdoor work. The benefits are immense in terms of pupil motivation, of providing meaningful learning experiences and of illustrating ideas in practical ways'.

Year: 2014

Author: Paula Richardson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

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

Bringing geology into geography lessons: Make sense of drift geology

Even though 80% of us live on drift geology, it is a much-neglected topic in schools. This article offers simple classifications of the types of drift geology - clay, sand and gravel, river terraces, silt and peat - and suggests that drift geology can be viewed as 'icing on the cake'. Teachers are encouraged to explain the distinctiveness of the drift geology in their local area to consolidate students' learning.

Year: 2010

Author: David R. Wright

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

Brownfield vs Greenfield sites

This activity is designed to enable students to understand the issues involved in the selection of Greenfield and Brownfield sites for new developments.

Year: 2008

Author: Mark Bamford

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Web page

Building Sustainable Communities: A Plan for Rochester Riverside - An Activity

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. In this activity, students draw up a plan showing what they would like to see in the redevelopment of their local area.

Year: 2007

Author: Barbara Baird

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Applying the Egan Wheel to your Local Community

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. In this activity, students can score their local community against the indications of a sustainable community as described in the Egan report.

Year: 2007

Author: Barbara Baird

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Callington Provisional Activity Sheet

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project, this starter activity was produced in order to get students thinking about what the priorities are in the redevelopment of an area (in this case Callington).

Year: 2007

Author: Jim Rogers

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Cyber Diner

Pupil presentation as part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. Why build a internet cafe in Callington?

Year: 2007

Author: Pupils at Callington Community School, Cornwall

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

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: Environmentally Sensitive Communities - Report

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. Liz reports on involving Year 10 in two interventions: a pupil research project about their local community and using photographic evidence for studying industrial location.

Year: 2007

Author: Elizabeth Butler

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Environmentally Sensitive Communities - Resource 1

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. In this first resource, students start to understand the concept of a sustainable community. Liz adapted the definitions from the Egan wheel for each element of a sustainable community and related them to a school context.

Year: 2007

Author: Elizabeth Butler

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Environmentally Sensitive Communities - Resource 3

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. In this activity, students get to write a school environment plan.

Year: 2007

Author: Elizabeth Butler

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

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 Report

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. Matthew and Nikki took photographs - a virtual field visit - for pupils to explore the eight components of sustainable communities using a proforma. The pupils' responses to places they knew, or didn't, were interesting...

Year: 2007

Author: Nikki Flanagan and Matthew Morgan

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Pro-forma

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. Here, students were given a number of photographs showing different aspects of life in Milton Keynes. For each photograph (or group of photographs in some cases) they were asked to consider each component of sustainable communities using this pro-forma.

Year: 2007

Author: Nikki Flanagan and Matthew Morgan

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Re-imagaining Settlement

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. In this piece, Heather reflects upon the changes made to a Key Stage 3 scheme of work after getting involved with the project, and how she will develop it further.

Year: 2007

Author: Heather Linnell

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Redesigning Callington

Report on a project undertaken as part of Building Sustainable Communities. Initially taught to two Year 8 classes studying KS3 geography, this project is an exciting and relevant way of relating sustainable issues to students' personal perspectives and experience.

Year: 2007

Author: Jim Rogers

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Rochester Report

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. In this report, teacher Barbara Baird describes how she made a transition from using case study urban models to exploring the regeneration site on the school's doorstep.

Year: 2007

Author: Barbara Baird

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Sustainable Living

Report from the Building Sustainable Communities project. In this activity, Year 7 students investigated components of sustainability identified from 'The Egan Review'. They matched meanings to definitions to help understanding and identified six main themes from the review. They made 'Sustainability Dice' with each side of the dice representing one theme.

Year: 2007

Author: Liz Underwood

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

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: Yorkshire Card Sort Activity

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. This activity is part of an introduction to sustainable communities for Year 10. Students must cut out the statements, read them, and then decide on three categories within which to group them.

Year: 2007

Author: Liz Butler

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Yorkshire Report

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. An introduction to sustainable communities for Year 10.

Year: 2007

Author: Liz Butler

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Building Sustainable Communities: Yorkshire Tasksheet

Part of the Building Sustainable Communities project. An introduction to sustainable communities for Year 10. This is the pupil task sheet.

Year: 2007

Author: Liz Butler

Age: 14-19

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

Campaign for Better Transport - Car Dependency Scorecard

An activity looking at transport in the East Midlands area based on a report by the Campaign for Better Transport. This activity is taken from the GA's online CPD unit on Community Cohesion.

Year: 2010

Author: Angus Willson

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

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

Caring for our world: A practical guide to ESD for ages 4-8

Presents a range of tried and tested real-school exemplars, giving you the confidence to engage and educate pupils in sustainable development.

Year: 2008

Author: Fran Martin and Paula Owens

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

Carlisle Area Daily Rain Gauge Data

Daily rain gauge data from the Carlisle area taken during January 2005. This document is taken from the Carlisle Flood Risk Management case study.

Year: 2005

Author: Environment Agency

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Excel

Challenging Assumptions: The ecoremediation educational polygon: a 'classroom in nature'

In a wetland area the basic functions of ecoremediation (ERM) are a high buffer capacity, a self-cleansing capacity, an increase in biological diversity and the retention of water. Typical forms of ERM include phytoremediation, introducing buffer areas and constructing wetlands with the express intention of purifying contaminated water. Thus, ERM is useful for a revitalisation of degraded areas, elimination of excessive nutrient content and purification of wastewater. As we show in this article, the application of ERM in the restoration of degraded areas can form an integral element of environmental education and enable students to develop an integrated and holistic understanding of the natural environment.

Year: 2012

Author: Ana Vovk Korze

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

Resource type: Journal article

Changing Geography: Everyday Geography

Everyday geography considers the relevance of geography in a globalised world, the attachments humans develop to place and the ways in which we acquire knowledge and understanding about places.

Year: 2007

Author: Tim Hall

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

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 - Environmental Change

Part of the Changing Places project, this unit of work for KS1 / Lower KS2 is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development.

Year: 2005

Author: Wendy North

Age: 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

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 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 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

Classic Landforms of Morecambe Bay

Prepared by a subject expert, this guide to Morcambe Bay has full colour photographs, high quality original cartography and illustration and, with the support of the Ordnance Survey, OS map extracts.

Year: 2000

Author: S J Gale

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of Skye

This is a lively, readable account of the landscape of Skye, which explains how one of the most spectacular areas of Britain was shaped by volcanoes, glaciers, rivers and seas over millions of years.

Year: 2000

Author: Douglas Benn and Colin Ballantyne

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the Antrim Coast

The dramatic north-east corner of Ireland, between Larne in the south-east and Portrush in the north-west, is home to two areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one of only two natural World Heritage Sites in the British Isles - the Giant’s Causeway. This guide concentrates on features found along the coastline of Antrim at Garron Point, Glenariff, Fair Head and White Park Bay.

Year: 2001

Author: Bernard Smith and Patricia Warke

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the Assynt and Coigach Area

The Assynt and Coigach area possesses some of the most dramatic and varied scenery in north west Scotland. Prepared by a subject expert, this guide has full colour photographs, high quality original cartography and illustration and, with the support of the Ordnance Survey, OS map extracts.

Year: 2002

Author: Tim Lawson

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park contains arguably the most spectacular upland scenery in southern Britain. This guide describes the enigmatic landforms that mark the outer limits of small glaciers or perennial snowbeds at the foot of the impressive escarpments in the Fforest Fawr, Mynydd Du and Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacon) areas.

Year: 2002

Author: Richard Shakesby

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the Burren Karst

This guide, the GA’s first on an area in Ireland, includes sections on the geology of the area, enclosed depressions, the limestone pavement at Sheshymore, coastal karst and forms, caves and the Gort-Kinvarra Lowlands lying to the east of the Burren. It includes suggestions for visits to specific features as well as routes to follow.

Year: 2001

Author: David Drew

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the Coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire

The clear and authoritative text describes how the coast in the East Riding of Yorkshire has been formed by glaciation, and how marine influences continue to reshape its outline.

Year: 2003

Author: Ada Pringle

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the Dark Peak

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the range of classic landforms which characterise the Dark Peak. It identifies key stages in the evolution of the Peak District landscape.

Year: 1999

Author: Roger Dalton, Howard Fox and Peter Jones

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the East Dorset Coast

As well as discovering one of the most beautiful and spectacular coastlines in the world, visitors are often struck by the impressive coastal landforms of Dorset. Prepared by a subject expert, this guide has full colour photographs, high quality original cartography and illustration and, with the support of the Ordnance Survey, OS map extracts.

Year: 1997

Author: Andrew Goudie and Denys Brunsden

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the Gower Coast

The Gower Peninsula was the first area in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Prepared by a subject expert, this guide has full colour photographs, high quality original cartography and illustration and, with the support of the Ordnance Survey, OS map extracts.

Year: 1998

Author: E M Bridges

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the Loch Lomond Area

Prepared by a subject expert, this guide to the Loch Lomond area has full colour photographs, high quality original cartography and illustration and, with the support of the Ordnance Survey, OS map extracts.

Year: 2003

Author: David Evans and James Rose

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the North Norfolk Coast

The East Anglian landscape is popularly reckoned to be featureless, but in fact offers a range of interesting landforms. This concise, yet comprehensive, field guide admirably serves the needs of visiting academic parties and tutors preparing field projects.

Year: 1998

Author: E M Bridges

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the South Devon Coast

Prepared by a subject expert, this guide to the South Devon coast has full colour photographs, high quality original cartography and illustration and, with the support of the Ordnance Survey, OS map extracts.

Year: 1997

Author: Derek Mottershead

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the West Dorset Coast

Prepared by a subject expert, this guide to the East Dorset Coast has full colour photographs, high quality original cartography and illustration and, with the support of the Ordnance Survey, OS map extracts.

Year: 1997

Author: Denys Brunsden and Andrew Goudie

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Classic Landforms of the White Peak

This book provides an insight into the range of natural features which characterise the limestone areas of the Peak District, widely known as the White Peak.

Year: 1999

Author: Roger Dalton, Howard Fox and Peter Jones

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

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

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

Contesting the urban renaissance: journalism and the post-industrial city

This article considers national press representations of urban regeneration in UK cities, drawing on specific examples of urban regeneration in the 1990s. It examines the contestation of the notion of ‘urban renaissance’ characteristic of much journalistic discourse. However, in doing so, it argues that this critique is fettered by the constraints facing journalists writing about such complex processes and the contexts both within which they work and within which their work is presented. It goes on to recognise journalistic narratives as a rare example of a popular contestation of myths of the post-industrial city. The article suggests that the general messages about the significant role of the media in constructing urban narratives continues to be applicable to the situation in the early 2000s, and it argues for the inclusion of journalistic narratives into studies of the post-industrial city.

Year: 2008

Author: Tim Hall

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Country Life Video

Music video for the song Country Life by Show of Hands which looks in detail at current rural issues.

Year: 2003

Author: Show of Hands

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Windows Media Video

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovering Cities: Birmingham

This well illustrated guide explores the growth and development of Birmingham from a small medieval settlement in the valley of the River Rea to England's second city at the centre of a major post-industrial conurbation.

Year: 2003

Author: Peter Larkham

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Bristol

This book discusses the geographical, economic, and political factors that have shaped this historic port into the largest city in south west Britain. It examines the redevelopment, social and spatial inequalities and acute social problems that are apparent in this vibrant and interesting city.

Year: 2001

Author: Keith Bassett

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Cardiff

This guide looks at the extraordinary development of Cardiff over the past 200 years and analyses contemporary challenges and planning in the city.

Year: 2003

Author: Huw Thomas

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Central London

This guide examines the geographical patterns and processes that have led these two contrasting areas either side of the River Thames to become as they are today.

Year: 2004

Author: Peter Wood

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Glasgow

This guide traces the evolution of Glasgow from its ecclesiastical roots to Scotland's second city.

Year: 2002

Author: Michael Pacione

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Inner London: Spitalfields and the South Bank

This guide examines the geographical patterns and processes that have led these two contrasting areas either side of the River Thames to become as they are today.

Year: 2005

Author: Andrew Williams

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Kingston upon Hull

This guide looks at the development of Kingston upon Hull and and how the city has been influenced by its location on the River Humber. The book charts the rise of Hull from its medieval origins to its golden age as a fishing port and examines how the city is re-inventing itself in the twenty-first century.

Year: 2005

Author: Derek Spooner

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Liverpool

This guide will take the reader through the city’s urban origins, the development of the port leading to its maritime heyday in the nineteenth century, the subsequent industrial decline can the present-day renaissance. Study trails take in port heritage waterfront regeneration, burgeoning city living and some of its much-filmed locations.

Year: 2006

Author: Janet Speake and Vivien Fox

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Manchester

This essential guide to Manchester shows how the city has grown from a small Roman fort nearly 2000 years ago to a dynamic metropolis. It describes the geographical, economic and political factors that have shaped its growth, particularly in recent years. Four trails enable the visitor to explore the city, gain a sense of place and to appreciate a fascinating and often undervalued physical environment.

Year: 2001

Author: Christopher M Law

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Newcastle upon Tyne

Undoubtedly the capital of the North East, this guide illustrates Newcastle’s unique natural site along with the distinctive contributions the area has made to national industrial history.

Year: 2002

Author: Michael Barke

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Nottingham

This guide follows Nottingham's expansion from the Anglo-Danish settlement of ‘Snottingham’ through its role as manufacturing centre to its present-day thriving service-sector base.

Year: 2002

Author: Irene Hardill

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

Discovering Cities: Portsmouth

This guide traces the historical significance of Portsmouth as the home of the Royal Navy, and shows how defensive priorities have shaped the modern city.

Year: 2002

Author: David Burtenshaw

Age: 14-19, 19+

Resource type: Shop Item

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

Does Place Matter?

This PowerPoint accompanied a session at the Geography Teacher Educators' Conference in 2007. Sue and John discussed how PGCE students could improve their knowledge and understanding of the localities in which their placement schools were situated, and how they might use this information to promote pupils' interest in their local areas.

Year: 2007

Author: Sue Bermingham and John Lyon

Age: 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Doorstep Geography

This presentation formed part of Workshop 21 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: You should get out more! You'll leave this practical workshop equipped with a range of easy activities for fieldwork on your doorstep. Out-of-classroom learning without the bus journeys, queuing and colleagues complaining about students missing their lessons! Come along and get out there!

Year: 2009

Author: GA Secondary Phase Committee

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Doorstep Geography: Photo Tasks

This presentation formed part of Workshop 21 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: You should get out more! You'll leave this practical workshop equipped with a range of easy activities for fieldwork on your doorstep. Out-of-classroom learning without the bus journeys, queuing and colleagues complaining about students missing their lessons! Come along and get out there!

Year: 2009

Author: GA Secondary Phase Committee

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Down town: Off to Old Southampton with infant age children

Activity ideas for taking young children into Southampton. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

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

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

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

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

Environmental index

Environmental index

Year: 2009

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Evalutaing Local Agenda 21

Agenda 21 was created with the aim of tackling environmental, social and economic problems around the world; as most of its recommendations were designed to be implemented at a local scale it is often known as Local Agenda 21. The requirement to understand local approaches to sustainable development is common to many GCSE specifications; this article describes a lesson exploring Local Agenda 21 designed for year 10 students in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire.

Year: 2011

Author: Nicola Walshe

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

Every number paints a picture: Unraveling socio-economic variations within an urban area

In this activity, students interrogate socio-economic data for different wards within a selected urban area, looking at socio-economic variations within settlements.

Year: 2008

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Web page

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

Fieldwork File: For the secondary years

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

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association and the Field Studies Working Group

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

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

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

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

Geographical adventures

Jo introduces exciting opportunities for outdoor exploration in the early years.

Year: 2014

Author: Jo Hodd

Age: 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 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 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'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

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 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 the New Forest National Park

Virtual fieldwork is not meant to replace pupils getting out and seeing things for themselves. However, it can be used to support and enhance fieldwork. This activity centres on the New Forest National Park. The PowerPoint is meant to remind pupils of the landscape, and the issues that go with it. Fits with the new GCSE specifications.

Year: 2008

Author: Lisa Rabbetts

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Web page

Global Coal Demand, South Africa’s Coal Industry and the Richards Bay Coal Terminal

This article examines the importance of resource-based development and exploitation in a developing country, with a specific focus on the coal industry in South Africa. Changes in global coal supply and demand provide the broad context, as do details about the loss of mining operations in once prosperous coalfields around the world. The history of the coal industry in South Africa and its importance both nationally and globally is detailed. A key focus of this article is on the strategically important Richards Bay harbour and its dedicated coal terminal. Technical details about the terminal are provided and its local impact is considered.

Year: 2004

Author: Etienne Nel, Trevor R. Hill and C. Goodenough

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

Globalisation and Culture: A case study of two subterranean communities in southern Tunisia

This article highlights impacts of globalisation on local indigenous communities. The methodology of time-geography is linked with elements of humanism to describe cultural impacts from foreign tourism, migration and government modernisation. The changing choreography and lifeworlds of two communities that inhabit subterranean settlements in southern Tunisia are described, based on field observations and interviews with local residents. Fieldwork shows that tourism has promoted constricted movement within the two communities and frontstage/backstage division of living space. Movement of women within the villages has been particularly restricted by the presence of tourists and provision of modern facilities. Social interactions have fragmented and expanded, and this has impacted upon the local environments and communities. A synthetic way of life is taking over from traditional living, reflecting commodification of culture. The research provides as many questions as answers, notably how such marginal communities will continue to react to external forces.

Year: 2005

Author: Jenny Hill and Wendy Woodland

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

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

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 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 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

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

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

How can the Peak District be re-presented as a place?

Part of Debbie Moss's session at the GTE Conference 2009 entitled 'How can the Peak District be represented as a Place? Cross-Curricular Fieldwork in Geography and English'.

Year: 2009

Author: Debbie Moss

Age: 19+

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

How can young people take an active role in the geography curriculum?

Three teachers describe their involvement with the Young People’s Geographies (YPG) project. Valley School gave students the opportunity to choose what they wanted to study and after much deliberation investigated food miles. Tapton School students chose how they wanted to investigate an issue concerning their school catchment. Heworth Grange School students studied change in their local area – Gateshead Quays. The YPG project seems to be giving teachers and students the opportunity to explore what makes a meaningful geography curriculum together.

Year: 2010

Author: Roger Firth, Mary Biddulph, Hannah Riley, Ian Gaunt and Carolyn Buxton

Age: 11-14, 14-19

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 to create your own land use map in Google Maps

Instructions on how to to make your own map in Google Maps. Includes adding pictures, and the use of the polygon tool to overlay your own shapes on to maps.

Year: 2008

Author: Lisa Rabbetts

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Investigating change in the Dearne Valley

Change in the local area is one focus for enquiry that can really grab young people's attention. An extraordinary range of changes has taken place in the Dearne Valley in the past 30 years and students at St Pius X Catholic High School explored these changes in some new and exciting ways. Looking at possible future changes as well as past ones tranformed the approach and saw the students much more involved in their work.

Year: 2010

Author: Tony Dodsworth

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

Investigation outcomes

Detailed outcomes of the sensory fieldwork subject boundaries investigation.

Year: 2009

Author: David S Narracott

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

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

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Faster, Higher, Stronger
Is the Olympics the best way to regenerate East London?

Explores key concepts through the transformation of the East London Lea Valley site for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Year: 2008

Author: Andy Roberts

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Shop Item

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

Life Imitating Art

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

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Richardson

Age: 3-7

Resource type: PDF

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 Geography - Rotherham: My Place, My Space Teacher's Introduction

My Place, My Space is an exercise developed as part of the Rotherham Living Geography project. In it students discover how the Dearne Valley has changed over time though the people who live and have lived there. Requires Google Earth.

Year: 2008

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Living Geography - Rotherham: My Place, My Space Worksheet 1

This is worksheet 1 of 'My Place, My Space', an exercise developed as part of the Rotherham Living Geography project. In it students discover how the Dearne Valley has changed over time though the people who live and have lived there. Requires Google Earth.

Year: 2008

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Living Geography - Rotherham: My Place, My Space Worksheet 2

This is worksheet 2 of 'My Place, My Space', an exercise developed as part of the Rotherham Living Geography project. In it students discover how the Dearne Valley has changed over time though the people who live and have lived there. Requires Google Earth.

Year: 2008

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Living Geography: 8 Ways Fieldwork

This PowerPoint accompanied a GA conference session and outlines how the 8 way approach to the study of an area was adapted to a specific area of Newcastle. It further outlines how this approach may be adopted for a variety of ages and abilities and shows some of the materials produced.

Year: 2008

Author: Steve Rawlinson, Cath White, Ian Barnes

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

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Living Geography: alive and well in a Shropshire school

Fieldwork in their own and a contrasting locality for year 3 and 4 pupils

Year: 2009

Author: Elayne Higgins

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

Local Area Fieldwork - Virtual Experience through a Personalised Mediascape

Part of the Young Geographers Project, this PowerPoint shows students from Bradley Stoke Community School taking part in fieldwork activities in the school grounds.

Year: 2008

Author: Tony Battista

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Long term plan - primary geography

This plan for delivering geography from Year 3 to 6 includes environmentally themed days as additional enrichment. A summary of the work (including units on weather, settlements, journeys, distant places, the school environment, rivers, the local region, water and mountain environments), shows continuity and progression and main links to other curriculum units.

Year: 2005

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Lost In Space

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

Year: 2009

Author: Emily Richardson

Age: 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Make my future sustainable! Part 3: Wind of change: lessons for campus, curriculum and community

The final article on sustainability describes how pupils investigated the benefits and drawbacks of their new wind turbine.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

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

Map it - Bike it - Walk it: Data Recording Spreadsheet

A spreadsheet for input and analysis of fieldwork data regarding the Map it - Bike it - Walk it project.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman (Sustrans)

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Excel

Map it - Bike it - Walk it: Fieldwork Lesson PowerPoint

PowerPoint for the second lesson in this three lesson primary investigation into the local area.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman (Sustrans)

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Map it - Bike it - Walk it: Group Fieldwork Recording Sheet

This is a group fieldwork recording sheet made as part of the Map it - Bike it - Walk it project. Contains a number of qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman (Sustrans)

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Map it - Bike it - Walk it: Group Information Sheet

Accompanies the Map it - Bike it - Walk it project, blank sheet with spaces for group members taking part in the fieldwork.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman (Sustrans)

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Map it - Bike it - Walk it: Individual Fieldwork Recording Sheet

This is a fieldwork recording sheet for individual participants in the Map it - Bike it - Walk it project. Students can record characteristics of places in the local area and how they make them feel.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman (Sustrans)

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Map it - Bike it - Walk it: Intro Lesson PowerPoint

PowerPoint to accompany this three lesson primary investigation of the local area.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman (Sustrans)

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Map it - Bike it - Walk it: Lesson 1

Introductory lesson to a three-lesson project for Year 5/6. In this lesson, students complete a number of activities that allow them to reflect on their knowledge of and feelings about the local area. They are then given an introduction to the fieldwork they will do in the next session.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Map it - Bike it - Walk it: Lesson 2

Second lesson in a three-lesson project for Year 5/6. In this session, students will be conducting fieldwork in the local area around the school, using a variety of data collection techniques.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Map it - Bike it - Walk it: Lesson 3

Final lesson in a three-lesson project for Year 5/6. In this session, students will learn how to collate and analyse data using maps and learn the principles behind GIS.

Year: 2010

Author: Henry Norman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Mapping Everyday Geographies

This presentation was given at the Primary National Conference on June 16 2009, and explores ways of looking at, and mapping, everyday geographies with young children.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Mapping Everyday Geographies

This PowerPoint shows an activity in which primary teachers undertook their own Mywalks and made their own Messy Maps in preparation for doing the same activities with their pupils.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Mapping how we `feel’ about the school and grounds

A session for primary. Lesson objective: To complete digital maps and record how we feel about places within the school grounds.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Mapping photographs

In this activity, students take photos whilst out on fieldwork, then plot those photos on a map and analyse what the results show. The students investigate whether Winchester fits Burgess' model of urban land use. Then they produce their own land use models for Winchester. Fits with the new GCSE specifications.

Year: 2008

Author: Lisa Rabbetts

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Web page

Mapping the British Isles with Heart and Head

Octavia reports on how pupils' free recall maps, collected as part of an assignment on the relationship between children's emotional response and their ability to map space, showed the potential for teaching critical graphicacy through activities that approach mapping with both heart and head

Year: 2011

Author: Octavia Chave

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

More than meets the eye...

This presentation formed part of a student/NQT session at the 2010 GA Annual Conference: There is more to the local area than first meets the eye. This session provides ideas for looking at a locality from different perspectives and aims to encourage teachers and pupils to explore and deepen their existing local geographies through a range of creative and sensory activities.

Year: 2010

Author: Sharon Witt

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Moulsecoomb school grounds photo set

Eleven photos of Moulsecoomb Primary School grounds, including the geology trail.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: zip file

My Places

Michael Rosen looks back at the places that have shaped his life. Teaching Geography Summer 2008.

Year: 2008

Author: Michael Rosen

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

Resource type: Journal article

My Places

David Attenborough looks back at the places that have shaped his life. Teaching Geography Summer 2008.

Year: 2008

Author: David Attenborough

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

Resource type: Journal article

My World in 60 Seconds - Movie Maker Guide

This guide to help you edit a film in Movie Maker was created for the My World in 60 Seconds project.

Year: 2008

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

My World in 60 Seconds - Poster 1

Poster 1 of 10 for the My World in 60 Seconds competition.

Year: 2008

Author: Dan Raven-Ellison

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Mywalks: Fieldwork and living geographies

The authors explain how an online project can be linked with 'Living Geography' to help students become more aware of their immediate surroundings. Teaching Geography Summer 2008.

Year: 2008

Author: Duncan Fuller, Kye Askins, Graham Mowl, Mike Jeffries and David Lambert

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

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

On Our Own (With a bit of Help)

Here, Juliette, Anna and Muireann, three 6th class pupils at St James’ National School in Stradbally, Ireland, share their experiences of geographical enquiry.

Year: 2013

Author: Juliette Green, Anna Shaw Hamilton and Muireann Walsh, with Orla O'Mahony and Susan Pike

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Our Route Round School

A video created by Year 5 pupils as part of the Young Geographers Project.

Year: 2008

Author: St Peter's Smithills Dean CE Primary School

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Windows Media Video

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

Place and Identity

This PowerPoint accompanied a session at the joint GA / HA Primary Conference in 2008. The session examined how the study of history can allow children in Key Stage 1 and 2 to develop their own personal connections with their own history and that of their community.

Year: 2008

Author: Joanne Pearson

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Place making: from local to global

GA Annual Conference 2011. Architecture Centre Network, Beam and The Building Exploratory present models for engaging young people with the built environment and place making. Using examples from our schools programmes and projects, we will explore methodologies that link the local with the global that you can adapt for your teaching.

Year: 2011

Author: Cara Courage and Janet Clark

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

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Planning Links to National Curriculum Skills and Knowledge

This document is part of the Young Geographers Project 'The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood'.

Year: 2008

Author: Jonathon Kersey

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Planning Starter - The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood

A planning starter for this unit of work from the Young Geographers Project.

Year: 2008

Author: Jonathon Kersey

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Primary Geographer

The Autumn 2010 issue of Primary Geographer

Year: 2010

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal issue

Primary Geographer Autumn 2008

The Autumn 2008 issue of Primary Geographer

Year: 2008

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

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 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 Geographer Summer 2010

The Summer 2010 issue of Primary Geographer

Year: 2010

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

Primary Geography No 85 Autumn 2014

The Autumn 2014 issue of Primary Geography focuses on geography out of the classroom.

Year: 2014

Author: Jane Whittle

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

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 3: Our wider world

In Our wider world you will find activities that makes links to the community in which we live, and help us to start thinking about how what we do, and how we live m is influenced by what happens elsewhere.

Year: 2008

Author: The Curriculum Partnership

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Shop Item

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 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

Progression in Using the Local Area

Shows how the local area can be used from the Early Years through to Year 6.

Year: 2005

Author: GA

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Putting ourselves on the map

GA Annual Conference 2011. A look at place-based learning in practice within three primary schools in Tower Hamlets. We report on the processes employed and associated curriculum opportunities. Using pupils' words, images, video and online interactive maps from the project, issues that came up will be explored.

Year: 2011

Author: Louise Francis

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Reason statements for higher ability

Reason statements for the wind turbine for higher ability pupils.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11

Resource type:

Reason statements for higher ability

Reason statements for the wind turbine activity for higher ability pupils.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Reason statements for lower ability

Reason statements for the wind turbine activity for lower ability pupils.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Reason statements for middle ability

Reason statements for the wind turbine activity for middle ability pupils.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Regenerating a City: The re-branding of Glasgow

This programme explores the effects of urban decline and strategies for urban renewal through the example of Glasgow, where a major re-branding initiative, extensive dockside development and housing stock improvements have made it into one of the most prosperous cities in the UK.

Year: 2007

Author: Pumpkin TV

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Shop Item

Regeneration, rebranding and redevelopment in Nottingham

These photographs and notes are taken from a field visit to Nottingham as part of the 2010 GA Annual Conference.

Year: 2010

Author: Peter Fox

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

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Researching children's geographies using a multi-method approach

Research was conducted on children's geographies in a range of rural and urban settings in Fife, Scotland during 1996 and 1997. This document discusses the main findings and the research methods used.

Year: 2002

Author: Nicola Ross

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Researching children's geographies using a multi-method approach

Research paper. A multi-method approach showing the relationship of children to their locality.

Year: 2004

Author: Nichola Ross

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Reviews

Reviews of resources

Year: 2008

Author: Edited by Hedley Knibbs

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

River Eden Hydrograph and Gauging Station Data

Hydrograph and gauging station data from Carlisle for the January 2005 floods. This document is taken from the Carlisle Flood Risk Management case study.

Year: 2008

Author: Environment Agency

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Excel

Royston Heath

A photograph of Royston Heath in Cambridgeshire. The image forms part of the support materials for A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association

Year: 2009

Author: David Lambert

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

Resource type: Image

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

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

Senses Sheet

A sheet on which primary aged children can record their sense impressions of places.

Year: 2010

Author: Ann Hamblen

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Should Greg and Anne live in High Halden or Ashford?

This is a mystery exercise by Alan Jeanes, AST, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Canterbury. The ambitious plans for the county offer huge potential for economic growth and job creation but for residents and workers it is important to get it right; and at what expense to the beautiful Kent countryside?

Year: 2005

Author: Alan Jeanes

Resource type: Microsoft Word

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

Skegness Trail

Town trail activities carried out as part of a field visit to Skegness 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

Special People Frame

A frame created for the use of primary children to note their feelings about 'special people' at home, school, in the wider community, and in the world.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Spotlight On ... URBAN EARTH

This article describes URBAN EARTH, a project that sets out to encourage us to rethink the urban, and to broaden and develop our engagements with city spaces.

Year: 2010

Author: Kye Askins and Dan Raven-Ellison

Age: 14-19, 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

Street Detectives: Secret Streets (Infants)

Ideas for investgating the local area with young children. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Street Performance

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

Year: 2009

Author: Sue Lomas

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Student teachers' understanding of locality

Research paper. The development of student teachers' understanding of locality in order to complete curriculum requirements.

Year: 2004

Author: John Halocha

Age: 7-11, 19+

Resource type: PDF

Suggested Fieldwork enquiries for Common Entrance and Scholarship Candidates

12 suggestions for fieldwork topics for Common Entrance and Scholarship Candidates.

Year: 2008

Author: Paul Baker

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Summary of Lecture 5: Outdoor Spaces for Children and Young People

A Summary of Helen Woolley's lecture at the 2009 GA Annual Conference.

Year: 2009

Author: Ben Major

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

Resource type: PDF

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 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 20: Geography and culture

This unit takes account of the increasingly diverse nature of settlements within the UK. It suggests starting points for exploring the local area and creating ‘cultural maps’ focused on language, food, worship and leisure.

Year: 2006

Author: Paula Richardson and Emma Till

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

SuperSchemes Unit 25: Geography and numbers

This skills-based unit encourages pupils to improve their numeracy through geography.

Year: 2005

Author: Paul Baker

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 places

Denise and Alun propose a 'three lamps' model drawing on the work of contemporary academic geographers, to help teachers ensure a balanced perspective in their teaching about places.

Year: 2014

Author: Denise Freeman and Alun Morgan

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

Teaching Geography Autumn 2010

The Autumn 2010 issue, which focuses on place, includes articles about using poetry to explore the River Severn, a field trip studying the rebranding of Scarborough and one teacher's 20-day expedition across the Greenland ice cap!

Year: 2010

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal issue

Teaching Geography Spring 2005

The Spring 2005 issue of the GA's journal for secondary geography teachers was a Valuing Places special, featuring more than 20 articles linked to the project covering themes of place, space, identity, interconnectedness and the global dimension.

Year: 2005

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal issue

Teaching urban change using the local area

Charles Rawding illustrates ways of understanding change in the urban environment, using examples from the local area.

Year: 2012

Author: Charles Rawding

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

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 colourful, smelly and noisy geographies of football

This article examines the messy reality of football culture.

Year: 2010

Author: Dr Hakhee Kim

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

The Difference Geography Makes

Simon considers some of the ways in which we can use difference to engage in good geographical learning.

Year: 2012

Author: Simon Catling

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

The e-scape route to assessment

Fred Martin and Tom Biebrach discuss integrating digital technologies with fieldwork to create a new approach to controlled assessment activity.

Year: 2009

Author: Fred Martin and Tom Biebrach

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

The Games and Us: then, now and in the future

Gemma reports on an enquiry she undertook with year 5 pupils to assess the effect of the Games on their lives and home area.

Year: 2012

Author: Gemma Kent

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

The Making of The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood

Part of the Young Geographers Project, this PowerPoint Presentation explains how a Year 2 class planned and filmed The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Year: 2008

Author: Jonathon Kersey

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

The Pilot- May 2006

Newsletter for all schools involved in the Pilot GCSE. 'The challenge for the Pilot GCSE is to engage teachers and learners with a relevant and stimulating geography that is of value in helping us start to make sense of a complex and interconnected world.'

Year: 2006

Author: Phil Wood

Age: 14-19

Resource type: PDF

The Start Gallery

Learning and teaching ideas to help you get started in exploring the geography of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Year: 2012

Author: Stephen Pickering

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

The Start Gallery: Have your cake and study it

Margaret suggests a wealth of activities focusing on the geography of cakes.

Year: 2013

Author: Margaret Mackintosh

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood

A film created by a Year 2 class at Southborough CE Primary School as part of the Young Geographers project.

Year: 2008

Author: Jonathon Kersey & Class 2K

Age: 3-7

Resource type: Windows Media Video

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

Through the window

uses a story as a stater for geography activities

Year: 2009

Author: Paul Gwilliam

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

To the Ends of the Earth

Further information about the 'To the Ends of the 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

To The Ends Of The Earth Photo Family

Set of nine photos for the 'To The Ends Of The 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

Top Ten Ideas for getting your students out of the classroom

Ten Top ideas for getting your students out of the classroom during the summer term.

Year: 2012

Author: GA Secondary Phase Committee

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Town as text

This article advocates that by exploring the outdoors using qualitative approaches, a more holistic appreciation of place is experienced. PGCE geography and English students made sense of central Bristol through a range of creative approaches including poetry, digital images and creative writing. Through such collaboration, rich opportunities for learning about place were realised. Finally the authors argue that the tension between geographical knowledge and understanding, and creative expression needs to be further problematised.

Year: 2010

Author: Mark Jones and Bernadette Fitzgerald

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

Resource type: Journal article

Transition project - ‘Maps of memory’

Outline of a secondary level geography project that makes crosscurricular links with other subject areas. 1 of 2.

Year: 2008

Author: Thomas Biebrach

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Unfolding fieldwork

Chris and Paula report on a series of easy-to-accomplish fieldwork activities which you can use to introduce a study of landscapes in the immediate locality

Year: 2014

Author: Chris Trevor with Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Urban landscapes and visual literacy: Imaging places

This lesson idea is intended to teach some of the skills involved in the selection and analysis of photos, and while the theme is urban decay and regeneration, the underlying concepts are applicable to any topic.

Year: 2008

Author: Noel Jenkins

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Web page

Using the Fieldwork File

A guided trail during the 2007 GA conference in Derby aimed to put ideas from the forthcoming GA Fieldwork File into practice in Derby city centre. Included in this Zip file are the printed handouts used during the visit, a copy of the DVD file they created using Movie Maker, a document of 'Useful Information' and a selection of photographs.

Year: 2007

Author: Nick Lapthorn

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

Resource type: zip file

Vanishing Points

Further information about the 'Vanishing' 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

Vanishing Points Photo Family

Set of seven photos for the 'Vanishing Points' theme in A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Various

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Resource type: zip file

Walking the Wandle

After his walk along the River Wandle from start to end Daniel created a Prezi presentation and video plus supporting materials. Here he describes the impetus, inspirations and outcomes of his journey

Year: 2014

Author: Daniel Cole with Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

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

We Saw It... We Want It Improved!

This presentation formed part of Workshop 36 at the GA Annual Conference 2009: A series of walks sparked a debate about our local environment. Following literacy work, ICT work and our own end-of-year production, other classes used the issues as a springboard to looking closer to home on 'how can we improve what we see from our window'. See how we did it, our excellent work and what our plan is for the future!

Year: 2009

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

We Saw It... We Want It Improved!

This presentation formed part of Workshop 36 at the GA Annual Conference 2009: A series of walks sparked a debate about our local environment. Following literacy work, ICT work and our own end-of-year production, other classes used the issues as a springboard to looking closer to home on 'how can we improve what we see from our window'. See how we did it, our excellent work and what our plan is for the future!

Year: 2009

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Welcome to Southampton City Centre - 10 Activities

Ten comprehensive activity ideas for exploring Southampton city centre. Can easily be adapted for your local area. GA MEMBERS ONLY

Year: 2010

Author: Jeff Stanfield

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

What can we work out about our local area from an aerial photograph?

A primary lesson plan. The learning objectives are as follows: To discover what the children can work out about their local area from an aerial photograph; To enable you to ascertain their prior knowledge (base line assessment session); To introduce the idea that maps can be used to record how we feel about a particular place.

Year: 2010

Author: Wendy North

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

What is All the Fuss About?

A sequence of lessons developed as part of the Where Will I Live? project. It involves students in photographing the area and interviewing a variety of local people, with different perspectives about the regeneration of their place.

Year: 2006

Author: Dave Collinge and Susan Proctor

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

What is All the Fuss About? Fieldwork Interviews

From a sequence of lessons developed as part of the Where Will I Live? project. It involves students in photographing the area and interviewing a variety of local people, with different perspectives about the regeneration of their place. Here are transcripts from a selection of these interviews.

Year: 2006

Author: Dave Collinge and Susan Proctor

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

What is All the Fuss About? Photos

From a sequence of lessons developed as part of the Where Will I Live? project. It involves students in photographing the area and interviewing a variety of local people, with different perspectives about the regeneration of their place. Here are some of the photographs taken.

Year: 2006

Author: Dave Collinge and Susan Proctor

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: zip file

What is All the Fuss About? Photos

From a sequence of lessons developed as part of the Where Will I Live? project. It involves students in photographing the area and interviewing a variety of local people, with different perspectives about the regeneration of their place. Here are some of the photographs taken.

Year: 2006

Author: Dave Collinge and Susan Proctor

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: zip file

What is All the Fuss About? Student Display

From a sequence of lessons developed as part of the Where Will I Live? project. It involves students in photographing the area and interviewing a variety of local people, with different perspectives about the regeneration of their place. Here is a display of student work that resulted from the sequence.

Year: 2006

Author: Dave Collinge and Susan Proctor

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Image

What is All the Fuss About? Student Display

From a sequence of lessons developed as part of the Where Will I Live? project. It involves students in photographing the area and interviewing a variety of local people, with different perspectives about the regeneration of their place. Here is a display of student work that resulted from the sequence.

Year: 2006

Author: Dave Collinge and Susan Proctor

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Image

What is All the Fuss About? Student Questionnaire

From a sequence of lessons developed as part of the Where Will I Live? project. It involves students in photographing the area and interviewing a variety of local people, with different perspectives about the regeneration of their place. Here are the results of a student questionnaire in which they rate the area in which they live according to various criteria.

Year: 2006

Author: Dave Collinge and Susan Proctor

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: PDF

What's in the Newsbook?

using the news to raise the profile and quality of geography in school

Year: 2008

Author: Ann Alden

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Where Where Will I LIve? Using Key Concepts and Big Ideas to plan Curriculum Sequences

The Where Will I Live? project emphasised conceptual learning. Concepts help students to organise and retain important ideas and skills in a discipline. They provide coherence. This document below goes into further detail about why using concepts is significant, teaching for understanding, planning using concepts and the eight key concepts and big ideas explored by the Where Will I Live? project.

Year: 2005

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

Resource type: Microsoft Word

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? Environmental Quality and House Price Differentials

A scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. This short sequence of learning for Ks3 (based on 3-4 lessons) uses secondary data to explore the enquiry question: 'the better the environmental quality of an area, the higher the house prices- true or false'.

Year: 2005

Author: Paul Riches

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Will I Live? Environmental Quality and House Price Differentials: House Prices Resource

Part of a scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. This document contains secondary data for students as part of a lesson with an objective to compare the social and economic situation of Pendle and the Ribble Valley.

Year: 2005

Author: Paul Riches

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Will I Live? Environmental Quality and House Price Differentials: Secondary Data

Part of a scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. This document contains secondary data for students as part of a lesson with an objective to compare the social and economic situation of Pendle and the Ribble Valley.

Year: 2005

Author: Paul Riches

Age: 11-14

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Where Will I Live? Environmental Quality and House Price Differentials: Starter

Part of a scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. In this starter activity, students complete a questionnaire analysing their perceptions of the area that they live in.

Year: 2005

Author: Paul Riches

Age: 11-14

Resource type: PDF

Where Will I Live? Environmental Quality and House Price Differentials: The PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of A scheme of work developed in the Where Will I Live project. The purpose of the enquiry is for students to gain an understanding of the area that they live in and compare where they live to other areas in East Lancashire and the United Kingdom.

Year: 2005

Author: Paul Riches

Age: 11-14

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

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

Winter Fuel Allowance

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

Year: 2009

Author: Alan Parkinson

Age: 14-19

Resource type: PDF

Winter Fuel Allowance Frame Diagram

A frame diagram to be used with the Winter Fuel Allowance activity linked to A Different View: a manifesto from the Geographical Association.

Year: 2009

Author: Alan Parkinson

Age: 14-19

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Young Geographers - Shelley - Creating a 3D map of Shelley

Session Four. 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 - How do I feel about Shelley?

Session Two. 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 - My 5 favourite things about my village

Session Three. 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 - Walking around the village

Session One. 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 - St Peter's - Planning Document

Part of the Young Geographers Project. This unit of work from a Year 5 teacher at St Peter's Smithills Primary School asked 'What do we feel about the environment around our school?'.

Year: 2008

Author: Anthony Barlow

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Word

Young Geographers and Living Geography

This presentation formed part of Workshop 30 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: Living Geography is about doing geography that is 'alive' and relevant to everyday lives. Discuss outcomes and new ideas with some of the participating teachers and find out how they responded to this challenge by planning and doing innovative fieldwork activities in their school grounds and localities.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North and Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Young Geographers and Living Geography

This handout was given at Workshop 30 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: Living Geography is about doing geography that is 'alive' and relevant to everyday lives. Discuss outcomes and new ideas with some of the participating teachers and find out how they responded to this challenge by planning and doing innovative fieldwork activities in their school grounds and localities.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy North and Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

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

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