The TES Geography group is a great source of lesson ideas and inspiration and is the place to share best practice and get your questions answered by your peers. This is also where you go to debate the latest issues in geography teaching.
Paula Owens, primary curriculum development manager at the Geographical Association, on the changes to the primary geography curriculum:
1. Primary: Getting ready for geography
A new curriculum for geography comes into force September 2014. What are its essential messages and how ought we interpret them? Good practice in geography is about a balance of knowledge and skills and a synergistic approach to its constituent parts.
2. Primary: Planning for success
Geography can contribute to school improvement by providing valid contexts for literacy and numeracy, but it's important to get the geography right first. Where do you start?
3. Primary: Geography – A subject to be proud of
How do you evaluate your geography provision? What impact is it having on learners? What is there out there to support you to do this and what is in the pipeline? It's that elephant in the room – assessment.
4. Primary: Thinking geographically
Enquiry, mapping and fieldwork still matter but communication techniques have added a whole new world of possibilities.
5. Primary: Global learning
How do we teach about the wider world? What does good practice look like? What is the DfE Global learning project about and how can our school benefit?
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