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Understanding and Teaching Primary Geography

Understanding and Teaching Primary Geography

Second Edition

July 2018 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book outlines how good teaching of primary geography can extend children's world awareness and help them make connections between their environmental and geographical experiences. Chapters offer guidance on important learning and teaching issues as well as the use and creation of resources from the school environment to the global context. It covers all the key topics in primary geography including: understanding places physical and human geography environmental sustainability learning outside the classroom global issues citizenship and social justice. Summaries, classroom examples and practical and reflective tasks are included throughout to foster understanding and support the effective teaching of primary geography.
PART 1: Understanding Primary Geography
Geography in Primary Schools
Valuing Geography; The Importance and Nature of Geography
Children’s Geographies: Experience, Awareness and Understanding
Exploring Places; Key Ideas in Understanding Places
Appreciating the Environment: Aspects of Physical and Human Geography
Exploring Sustainability: Environmental Impact, Sustainability and Sustainable Schools
Geography and Social Justice: Citizenship, Equality and Controversy
Understanding Geographical Enquiry
Experiencing and Visualising Geography: Fieldwork, Photographs and Mapwork
PART 2: Exploring Geography Teaching and Curriculum
In the Beginning: Geography in the Early Years
Investigating the School and its Grounds
Exploring Locally and Further Afield: Locality, Region and Nation
Exploring Global Dimensions and Overseas Localities
Planning Geography Teaching
Assessing Geographical Learning
Conclusion: Developing Learning in Geography Education

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