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!
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.
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.
Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.
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.…Continue
Posted by Paula Owens on February 6, 2015 at 13:00
Posted by Paula Owens on January 30, 2015 at 13:36
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…Continue
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
Posted by Zara Ní Luachráin on November 18, 2014 at 17:24
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.
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