Geography Champions

Primary Geography Champions Network

A network for primary teachers created by the Geographical Association for the Primary Geography Champions project.

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Paula Owens left a comment for Conor Nolan
"Congratulations Conor, you have the distinction of being the 2000th member of Geography Champions! No prize I'm afraid but lots of kudos! Wonderful!"
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Caitlin Dorgan is now a member of Geography Champions
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Samantha Wood left a comment for Sharon Witt
"Thank you Sharon! I am feeling even more like a geographer! I'm so glad I have joined. I'm just navigating my way around the site :)."
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Sharon Witt left a comment for Samantha Wood
"Welcome Sammy ! Good to see you have joined - we need people with your enthusiasm teaching Geography Hope you find some of the resources here useful Kind regards Sharon  "
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Jason Cannons posted a status
"does anyone have any activity ideas for a KS1 geography club? :)"
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Emmajayne Dumbleton is now a member of Geography Champions
Feb 16
Fran might attend Roisin McAteer's event

Leading primary geography in the new curriculum - London at London

June 12, 2015 from 9am to 3:30pm
Overview: This course will help you to successfully lead primary geography within the context of the new national curriculum and raise the standard of geography teaching and learning in your class and school. Join us to develop your understanding of geography’s core knowledge and skills and learn how to interpret and use the new national curriculum to plan relevant and exciting geography. Find out how geography contributes to other subject areas and whole-school dimensions such as…See More
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Ciara Murphy is now a member of Geography Champions
Feb 14
Forida Ahmed is now a member of Geography Champions
Feb 10
Syrea Duke and Colm Bannon are now friends
Feb 9

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A Geographical Association project - join the GA here.

Welcome to our collaborative learning community. With more than 1500 members it is a great place to share ideas, resources and news about primary geography and the primary curriculum. Do browse the library of great Blog Posts with keyword links here  and add your own posts. Please do take the time to comment on queries and thoughts submitted by others.

A big welcome to all new members! Remember, you can have your own page AND belong to a group where 'local' discussions are held – our Champions are keen for you to join them so please find a relevant group in your area to join by checking the list below or using the map.

IMPORTANT: If you have applied to join our network but not been given access it is probably because you have either a suspicious looking email address or name - eg a christian name only. We moderate each new member individually and do our very best to avoid having spam on the site.

FREE FOR ALL TEACHERS: stunning image sets available to download as part of A Different View - the Manifesto for Geography plus accompanying free activities written by teachers - well worth a look.

Please do add a picture of yourself to our professional networking site as it makes it much more friendly. See the blog adding your image if you're not sure.

NEW! A tab to a page for Primary Geographer the Primary Journal. Find out what's available now and coming next, plus how to submit articles. Also a new tab for the Primary Geography Quality Mark. Are you going for the award? Why not post a discussion there?

WHAT THE GA DOES FOR PRIMARY PPT NOW AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD
GA Primary PowerPoint.ppt This is an adapted version of the GA ppt at the bottom of this page made relevant just for the primary phase - thanks Nicola!

PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY CHAMPIONS

CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL CHAMP!
Have a look at the map and zoom in to see who your nearest Champion is? As well as joining their 'group page' for discussions you may want to attend one of their forthcoming face to face sessions for high quality, free CPD (plus certificate, cake, biscuits, tea, coffee ...). Or, you may want to suggest an event in your local area that meets your needs. So get networking!

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MAIN NEWS and LINKS

The revamped and comprehensive Geographical Association (GA) website is now live. Lots for non - members and members alike and useful updates from the GA: the Trusted Voice for Geography.

DfE Consultation on Assessment closed on December 18th 2014

 GA Curriculum and Assessment guidance and documents for Geography complete and online.

 

 National Curriculum (England) 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography

 

Support and resources from the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Advisory Group (GEAG) This is an online resource to support teachers, tutors and student teachers in preparing for the new curriculum. The materials are NOT to be used for commercial purposes.

 

The Geographical Association is a partner in the government-funded Global Learning Programmes for England and Wales

Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.  

 National Curriculum for England and Assessment information

Blog Posts

Critical thinking?

Critical thinking is a key part of the Global Learning Programme. What does this look like and how does it relate to other skills?

 

These slides will hopefully provoke a discussion - what are your thoughts? It sets critical thinking up as the dual companion to creativity.…

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Posted by Paula Owens on February 6, 2015 at 13:00

Spam message

Hi Elizabeth,
Yes I had a spam message
too but they're gone now - deleted for spam . It's great that we are so vigilant as if one does get through we get rid of them pretty quickly. I usually weed them out at joining stage but no harm done. Thanks so much - I'd urge anyone to let me know if anything happens like this again as we work hard to keep this network clean.

Posted by Paula Owens on January 30, 2015 at 13:36

Global Learning Programme - Wales

We at Ysgol Esgob Morgan were very proud to be selected as a Lead School for the Global Learning Programme Wales. This success led to us being invited to a two day training session in Cardiff earlier in the month.

The event explained all about how to go about recruiting our network of 15 schools to develop the global aspect with over the course of two years. The event had speakers from the CfBT, Geographical Association and iNet Cymru. All sessions were engaging and focused, we look…

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Posted by Richard Hatwood on January 28, 2015 at 20:32 — 1 Comment

Geography resources for classroom

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/topic/geography/#.UwIaOEJdUzI

I found this great for resource ideas when coming up with my georgraphy lesson whilst on placement. You should take a look if you need some resource ideas.

Posted by Lorna Cahill on December 16, 2014 at 16:40

Some Cool Games

Hey guys, 
Some cool games here for kids always on The Nat Geo Kids website. (i enjoyed doing playing too)

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/ ;

Posted by Alec Hughes on December 9, 2014 at 12:28

It's Our World

The UK's largest Art project for 4-19 year olds celebrating the environment and supporting sustainability. Find out how to add an image to the map. Great school project.…

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Posted by Paula Owens on November 21, 2014 at 12:05

Geography Games for the classroom

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/03/lp325-05.shtml

Saw this lesson working really well in a classroom yesterday. Group work is great and the children become very interested in places they know, or giving them a tricky place to find and have a competition to see who can find it first. 

Posted by Liadan Greally on November 15, 2014 at 16:11 — 3 Comments

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