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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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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CURRICULUM SUPPORT NEWS

January 2014 update from DfE curriculum and timeline

 

National Curriculum 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography here

 

We are pleased to offer this link to the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Advisory Group (GEAG) http://geognc.wordpress.com

 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 Global Learning Programme is funded by DfE and will help you develop global learning across your school. It is cross-curricular but geography is a prioritised subject.  

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

 

Blog Posts

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

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

GA PRESENTATION

What is the Geographical Association? What do we do? How can we help you?

Find out more about us here ...

 


Download this presentation to share at staff meetings
GA_AUAboutTheGA.ppt

Please help our research!

how to add yourself to our Google map.doc
We have a map showing the location and details of the Primary Champions but thought it would be great to have an interactive collaborative map that shows how support for, and confidence in, primary geography is spread across the UK. This will help us report about the needs of teachers in England to the DCSF and will also help the GA to target teacher support more effectively across the entire UK. Please do take the time to add your details - see the 'how to' documentation for a step by step guide. Many thanks!

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