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 Wenda Davies
"Hi There and thanks so much for joining us. Do have an explore around the site and look at some of the groups. some are very active and some less so. There is a Wales GLP group with just a couple of members so far too. I'm going to set Richard…"
22 hours ago
Profile IconStephanie Schell, Colm Bannon and Wenda Davies joined Geography Champions
22 hours ago
Richard Hatwood left a comment for Paula Owens
"Hi Paula - that's brilliant, thank you so much!  Shall I direct message you my address on here? What an exciting project!  Thank you again, and thanks for a fantastic course! :-) "
yesterday
Paula Owens left a comment for Richard Hatwood
"John and I were taking photographs outside as part of our next session preparation and didn't realise that people were finishing early so sorry we missed you. I had a Geography Champion badge for you too! I'll send you a form for your…"
Friday
Profile IconFeargal Breathnach, Amy O Brien and Richard Hatwood joined Geography Champions
Thursday
Richard Hatwood posted a status
"Thanks Paula and thanks for the excellent training in Cardiff!"
Thursday
Paula Owens left a comment for Richard Hatwood
"Welcome Richard ;)"
Thursday
Profile IconLaura Stapleton, Nicholas Garner and Emer McHugh joined Geography Champions
Wednesday
Stacy Corrigan is now a member of Geography Champions
Tuesday
Profile IconPaula Twigg and Helen Edwarfds joined Geography Champions
Jan 15
Stephen Schwab left a comment for Susan Pike
"Thanks friend. That makes my day."
Jan 14
Stephen Schwab and Susan Pike are now friends
Jan 14
Susan Pike left a comment for colm mac giolla mhir
"Just join the Ireland group on here - see top - and you'll see all your classmates there - comment away!"
Jan 14
Susan Pike left a comment for Rhonda Rawle
"Lovely thanks Rhonda! I'm ploughing through EVERYTHING now - for some reason I'm not seeing all of you in the Ireland group but getting there! Hope alls well with you all. Susan "
Jan 14
Susan Pike is now friends with Rhonda Rawle and Eoin Fitzgerald
Jan 14
Susan Pike left a comment for Eoin Fitzgerald
"Thanks Eoin! I'm going through ALL the comments too now! Susan "
Jan 14

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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!

View Geography Champion Network in a larger map

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

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

Assessment: DfE has Performance Descriptors for consultation

Performance descriptors for use in key stage 1 and 2 statutory teacher assessment for 2015 / 2016

 

Worth a look at this - the newly released Descriptors out for consultation between 23rd October and 18th December 2014. These are for core…

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Posted by Paula Owens on October 29, 2014 at 14:27 — 2 Comments

Free Resource UK or Not?

I got one of those circular emails tonight  - the ones that have no identifiable author and lots of images. I was going to bin it but saw that it asked   - UK or not? Obviously a geographical activity waiting to happen! Just needed a bit of cut and paste.

 

Attached are the images in a zipped folder - I have numbered them all to match the descriptions in the accompanying word doc.

Images UK or not…

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Posted by Paula Owens on October 29, 2014 at 0:47

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