Primary Geography Champions Network
A network for primary teachers created by the Geographical Association for the Primary Geography Champions project.
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!
National Curriculum 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography here
We are pleased to offer this link to the work of the National Curriculum for Geography Expert Group.
This is an online resource to support teachers, tutors and student teachers in preparing for the new curriculum. The resource will continue to evolve online and if you would like to contribute either materials or thoughts then please do post a response on the blog and one of the members will get back in touch.
The materials have been created by the group in a voluntary capacity. They have been produced by the geography community for the geography community. We hope that they will be of value to you. The materials are NOT to be used for commercial purposes.
Diane Swift, Director of Primary Teacher Education Programmes
School of Public Policy and Professional Practice
University of Keele, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
+44 (0)1782 734383
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