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Geography

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January 2022

March 2023

The Geographical Association

The Geographical Association (GA) is the leading subject association for teachers of geography. As a registered charity our mission is to ‘further geographical knowledge and understanding through education’. 

The Association is a lively community of professional practice with over a century of innovation behind it and an unrivalled understanding of geography teaching.

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Secondary

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March 2023

Local Fieldwork : Investigating our town

Primary

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January 2022

March 2023

The essential handbook for all teachers

Primary

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January 2022

March 2023

Local Fieldwork : Investigating our Street

Primary

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March 2023

Beside the Sea: Investigating the UK’s coastal environments

Primary

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The Royal Geographical Society

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The Royal Geographical Society is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, supporting geography and geographers across the world. The RGS-IBG is committed to promoting and reinforcing the relevance and benefits of geography in education through resources, CPD, fieldwork support, careers education and more. Find out more and join us as a School Member to access resources and support at www.rgs.org/schools

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This resource is an example of decolonising the curriculum with a specific focus on West Africa. This means that both the resource writer and you, the reader, are questioning whose viewpoint the information is coming from. This teacher resource seeks to challenge the conventional wisdom that significant social and economic development only began in West Africa with the advent of European Empire colonialism in the nineteenth century.

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West African empires 

June 2023

Secondary

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This six-lesson unit on map skills is designed so that one lesson will be taught in each year group from years one through six.  By the end of each unit, students will have covered and developed necessary skills. The earlier lessons can be used by older pupils too, to ensure they have the baseline knowledge necessary for more advanced map reading activities. The later lessons in the sequence can also be used by younger pupils to stretch the more able.

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Guidance and support in developing high quality primary geography 

June 2023

Primary

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This module on ‘Developing Primary Geography' offers guidance and support for classroom practitioners, subject leaders and senior management in the development of high-quality primary geography. Each of the four modules linked to the full resource begin with some bulleted Q and As to help you find relevant sections easily and have links to useful supporting documents, templates and websites.

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Map skills module 

June 2023

Primary

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The world is experiencing urban growth on an unprecedented scale. For the first time in human history, people living in towns and cities outnumber those in rural areas.
An entire new vocabulary – comprising words like megacity, metacity and megaregion – is needed to describe the enormous transformations underway, especially in the emerging economies of India and China. Africa is also predicted to experience an enormous fresh wave of urbanisation in coming decades.

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Beyond Megacities

June 2023

Secondary

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January 2022

February 2023

Subject curriculum insights for primary and secondary teachers and leaders

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This geography webinar explains what it means to get better in the subject. This is based on the conception of quality set out in the geography research review.

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January 2022

November 2021

Geography curriculum

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Iain Freeland, HMI, Subject Lead geography on how pupils get better at geography.

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January 2022

October 2021

Principles of geography

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Iain Freeland, Her Majesty's Inspector and Ofsted's Subject Lead for Geography, talks about the geography research report and explains some of the principles of geography.

Websites

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Geographical Association

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Royal Geographical Society

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World

Mapper

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Meteorological Society

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National Geographic

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Metlink

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Digimap

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National Library of Scotland

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Gapminder

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World Wildlife fund

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Google Maps

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British Geological Survey

Supporting documents

Ofsted: schools and further education & skills (FES)

Geography in outstanding primary schools

Iain Freeland HMI, Ofsted’s subject lead for geography, discusses our geography subject inspections.

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Podcasts

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June 2022

Royal Geographical Society

Ask the Geographer podcasts 
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Our award-winning podcasts bring the latest in geographical research to your classroom from a host of experts. To supplement our free-to-listen podcasts, 

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June 2022

GoegPod

Fieldwork: a shared experience for everybody

In this week's podcast, John speaks with Alan Parkinson, President of the Geographical Association 2021-22, and Paula Richardson, of the GA Fieldwork and Outdoor Learning Special Interest Group, as we head into National Fieldwork Week. 

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November 2021

GeoPod

Understanding Ofsted and what makes 'good geography'

Iain Freeland, HMI and National Lead for Geography talks us about some of things Ofsted are looking for in terms of ' good geography' with some key takeaways for teachers.

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June 2022

GoegPod

David Gardner – Planning a Coherent Curriculum

This week, John is joined by educational consultant and author, David Gardner. Their conversation includes topics such as the intricacies of geography curriculum planning and the importance of sequencing.

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September 2021

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Caiti Walter - The building blocks of curriculum design

This week John sat down with Caiti Walter to discuss her route into geography teaching and to explore her views and strategies when it comes to designing a geography curriculum.

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Linked Research

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Geography Research summary - Content provided by Marc Hayes
June 2021

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Research Review Series - Geography

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Ofsted - Subject report series: geography

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