Teaching Primary Geography

Teaching Primary Geography

Written with reference to the 2007 Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and initiatives such as the Primary National Strategy, each chapter offers practical guidance on topics such as planning, assessment and the creation of resources. It provides summaries of key topics in primary geography, including the study of places, environmental sustainability, learning beyond the classroom, global issues, citizenship and cross-curricular approaches to promote children's subject knowledge, well-being and learning within primary geography. With research summaries, practical and reflective tasks, and classroom examples, this book helps trainees and NQTs teach primary geography confidently and creatively throughout the primary school.

Mastering Primary Geography

Mastering Primary Geography

Mastering Primary Geography introduces the primary geography curriculum and helps trainees and teachers learn how to plan and teach inspiring lessons that make learning geography irresistible. Topics covered include: · Current developments in geography · Geography as an irresistible activity · Geography as a practical activity · Skills to develop in geography · Promoting curiosity · Assessing children in geography · Practical issues This guide includes examples of children's work, case studies, readings to reflect upon and reflective questions that all help to show students and teachers what is considered to be best and most innovative practice, and how they can use that knowledge in their own teaching to the greatest effect. The book draws on the experience of two leading professionals in primary geography, Anthony Barlow and Sarah Whitehouse, to provide the essential guide to teaching geography for all trainee and qualified primary teachers.

Geography 3-11

A Guide for Teachers

Geography 3-11

The advent of the National Primary Strategy has produced a welcome reminder to teachers of the importance of geography within the primary curriculum. This book aims to encourage this renewed awareness and to support teachers in teaching primary geography in different and exciting ways. It will show that children have an entitlement to learn about geography and this can be achieved in a lively, creative fashion uplifting for both teachers and children. It covers: planning for and assessing progression in learning inclusion ICT and drama indoors, outdoors and beyond. Written in association with the Geographical Association, this book will help both trainee and experienced teachers to integrate geography as an essential part of the primary curriculum.

Research and Debate in Primary Geography

Research and Debate in Primary Geography

This book brings together recent papers which make important contributions to understanding and developing primary geography. It considers primary teachers’ and trainee teachers’ knowledge of geography; how the primary curriculum uses geography; teachers’ planning of geography teaching; the way in which aspects of geography are taught; what high quality geography might look like; and children’s geographical understanding and voices. Though geography curricula change quite often in countries around the world, the core matters noted above remain of constant and vital importance. The papers in this book either concern research with primary teachers and children, or consider key concerns in primary geography, providing important perspectives for thinking about future developments in geography teaching and curriculum initiatives in primary schools. This is a stimulating and enticing collection written by leading exponents of, and experts in, primary geography education. This book was originally published as a special issue of Education 3-13.

Bloomsbury Curriculum Basics: Teaching Primary Geography

Bloomsbury Curriculum Basics: Teaching Primary Geography

Teaching Primary Geography is a hands-on guide to planning and delivery primary lessons that will inspire your class and extend their knowledge in lively and effective ways. By providing a succinct and accessible overview to over 30 geographical topics, it meets the needs of practitioners across the country and provides a single reference point for informed and creative geography teaching. Linked to the National Curriculum guidelines for KS1 and KS2, each chapter provides easy-to-follow lesson plans that are packed full of activities and ideas, alongside a helpful summary, a myriad of interesting facts, key vocabulary, cross-curricular links, and fully-formed lesson plans. If you are a primary practitioner or a subject co-ordinator who wants to plan and deliver an engaging and informed programme in your classroom or across your whole school, this book is for you!

Teaching Primary Humanities

Teaching Primary Humanities

As primary subjects are increasingly being taught on an interdisciplinary level, Russell Grigg and Sioned Hughes have created an innovative new text, Teaching Primary Humanities. This new text explores current debate, encourages reflection and provides clear guidance on planning, teaching and assessing the humanities from the Early Years to Key Stage 2. Through a blend of theory and real-life examples, Grigg and Hughes demonstrate the contribution that history, geography and religious education can make to enhancing children’s thinking, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. Whether you are a trainee or a practitioner, this book will develop your knowledge of how young children’s understanding of place, time and community can be fostered through a play-based curriculum. It will also benefit teachers of older children looking to encourage more independent learning in their schools. About the authors: Dr Russell Grigg is Head of the South West Wales Centre of Teacher Education. He is a trained primary inspector for England and Wales. He has written widely in the field of history and primary education including Wales in the Victorian Age and Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher. Dr Sioned Hughes is Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Training at the South West Wales Centre of Teacher Education. She has published many educational materials, especially in primary geography. Her work on Patagonia was recognised by the Welsh Books Council as the ‘Bestselling Children’s Book’ in 2011.

Challenging Perceptions in Primary Education

Exploring Issues in Practice

Challenging Perceptions in Primary Education

What are the beliefs that influence your professional practice? Have you ever thought about why you make the decisions you make as a teacher? What influences your teaching style? Beyond the technical skills and knowledge aspects of education, teachers and student teachers face questions which challenge their beliefs and approaches to their teaching and learning. This book contains a series of short articles which not only offer guidance on key topics but encourage the reader to engage in reflecting on their own practice. Questions explored include: - Is learning through practical work worth the effort? - What can we learn from comparisons with education in other countries? - Is there a smarter way to use digital imagery in your teaching? - What's the point of theory? Isn't teaching just a craft?

Teaching Geography Creatively

Teaching Geography Creatively

This lively, thought-provoking edited collection is packed full of practical ideas for teachers looking to foster a creative primary classroom. It will also make its readers reflect on how creativity and geography intersect in children’s lives and why creativity is vital in sustaining all our futures. Professor Anna Craft, University of Exeter and The Open University, UK. Teaching Geography Creatively offers an innovative approach to geography education in the primary classroom, and is crammed full of practical approaches for bringing the teaching of geography to life. With ideas for exploring physical geography, human geography and environmental issues, it is a stimulating and enjoyable source of inspiration for all training and experienced teachers. Underpinned by the latest research and theory and with contemporary, cutting-edge practice at the forefront, expert authors from schools and universities explore the inter-relationship between creativity and learning and how creativity can enhance pupils’ motivation, self-image and well-being. The importance of equipping children for a rapidly changing environment and the need to place learning in a values context are also stressed. Imaginative ideas for teaching in geography include: games and starter activities as entry points for creative learning; learning about the environment and sustainability through problem solving; linking geography with art, music and mathematics; using the local area for map work, history and ICT; new approaches to fieldwork, playful learning and outdoor work; exploring ‘messy learning’ and real world events. With an emphasis on promoting creativity as a key element to developing young children’s knowledge, understanding and enjoyment, Teaching Geography Creatively offers a range of practical strategies to enable teachers to take a fresh approach to geography teaching.