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Sustainable Schools

A post-carbon geography

David Hicks challenges schools and geography teachers to build the foundations and develop a curriculum that prepares students for a post-carbon future.

Year: 2013

Author: David Hicks

Age: 11-14, 14-19

Resource type: Journal article

Acting out Global Warming

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

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

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

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

Year: 2004

Author: Peter Bloomfield

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

Resource type: PDF

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

Caring for our World

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

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

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

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

Curriculum development in 'new times'

This article is intended to stimulate discussion about the type of geography curriculum appropriate to young people growing up in Britain in the twenty-first century. It starts from the position that there is a gap between the type of geography taught in schools and that taught in universities. This gap is a spur to reflection as to what should be taught in schools. The article provides an historical analysis of curriculum change in geography, and seeks to place these changes in their wider economic and social contexts.

Year: 2008

Author: John Morgan

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

DEVELOPING GEOGRAPHY THROUGH ECO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

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

Year: 2004

Author: Sue Bown

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

Resource type: PDF

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

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

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

Year: 2004

Author: Peter Bloomfield

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

Resource type: PDF

Foundations for Sustainability - Workshop Handout

This handout was given during Workshop 13 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: Our new book, written with pupils aged 4 – 8 in mind, is about practical ESD using successful, current examples from UK schools. Lots of ideas, cross-curricular thinking, understanding links to sustainable Schools, ECM and SEAL and a strong case for the role of geography. Come along and engage with ESD!

Year: 2009

Author: Fran Martin and Paula Owens

Age: 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Implementing Education for Active Citizenship and Sustainability

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

Year: 2004

Author: Taina Kaivola and Sophie Cabral

Age: 19+

Resource type: Journal article

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

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

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

Year: 2009

Author: David Hicks

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

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 Sustainable Energy Real

This presentation formed part of Workshop 25 at the 2009 GA Annual Conference: Ashden Award winners have made local, sustainable energy happen, in the UK and the developing world. The Ashden Awards, supported by the GA, have developed free educational resources using films of Award winners, and have received excellent feedback. This session will highlight what's new since last year, then use and feedback on the resources.

Year: 2009

Author: Anne Wheldon and Paula Owens

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

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

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

Owl Homes: Impacts and Outcomes

Owl Homes was a project to improve owl habitats in the school grounds and wider locality. In this PDF you can find impacts and outcomes for campus, community and curriculum.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Picturing a sustainable future

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

Year: 2011

Author: David Hicks

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

Planning outline ideas for a unit: using energy wisely

A diagram to help you plan a unit of work on energy use. Taken from the online CPD unit Young Geographers Go Green.

Year: 2009

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: PDF

Primary Geographer Autumn 2009

The Autumn 2009 issue of Primary Geographer

Year: 2009

Author: Geographical Association

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal issue

Primary 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

Real or fake Christmas tree?

A mystery activity asking students to decide whether it's better to buy a real or fake Christmas tree.

Year: 2010

Author: Helen Nurton

Age: 11-14, 14-19

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

Recycling iPoster

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

Year: 2009

Author: BBC Active

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Shop Item

Signposts

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

Year: 2010

Author: Ben Ballin

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Journal article

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

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

Why Recycle: A Plan of Work for Primary

A plan of work created in the Young Geographers project. Year 5 (to be adapted for Y3). Shows how you can integrate sustainable topics into the curriculum throughout the whole school.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy Hardman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Why Recycle: Answering Questions PowerPoint

PowerPoint from 'Why Recycle?', a unit created in the Young Geographers project.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy Hardman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Why Recycle? Finding Out More PowerPoint

PowerPoint from 'Why Recycle?', a unit created in the Young Geographers project.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy Hardman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Why Recycle? Investigating Packaging Worksheet

Resource from 'Why Recycle?', a unit created in the Young Geographers project. Pupils can use this sheet to record what they have found out about various types of packaging.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy Hardman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Why Recycle? Material Research Worksheet

Resource from 'Why Recycle?', a unit created in the Young Geographers project. Pupils can use the form to record which materials can or cannot be recycled.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy Hardman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: PDF

Why Recycle? What can we do? PowerPoint

PowerPoint from 'Why Recycle?', a unit created in the Young Geographers project.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy Hardman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Why Recycle? Why do we need packaging PowerPoint

PowerPoint from 'Why Recycle?', a unit created in the Young Geographers project.

Year: 2009

Author: Wendy Hardman

Age: 7-11

Resource type: Microsoft Powerpoint

Why sustainability has a future

In this article Paula discusses some reasons why sustainability is a relevant part of current primary practice and will be in the future

Year: 2011

Author: Paula Owens

Age: 7-11, 3-7

Resource type: Journal article

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