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Online teaching and subject knowledge resources

Online teaching and subject knowledge resources

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 begin with some bulleted Q and As to help you find relevant sections easily and have links to useful supporting documents, templates and websites.

Developing Primary
Geography

Guidance and support in developing
high quality primary geography


As part of the first phase of the project (Rediscovering London's Geography), online resources for Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three were developed to support the teaching of the geography National Curriculum.

Primary resources

Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes - KS2

Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica - KS1/2 The Mediterranean - KS2 

Mountains volcanoes and earthquakes

Exploring how and where mountains and natural hazards form

Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica

A look at the 1915 Endurance expedition and daily life in Antarctica

Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, including a focus on Italy

Brazil - KS2

Global trade - KS2 Australia - KS1/2

A look at the human and physical characteristics of Brazil

A look at global supply chains, food, UK exports and Fairtrade
 

A look at the human and physical characteristics of Australia

Map skills - KS1/2

United States of America - KS2 Hong Kong - KS1/2

A look at map skills

A look at the geography of the USA

A look at the geographically and culturally diverse city of Hong Kong

Rivers - KS2

United Kingdom - KS1/2

 

A look at rivers and river systems



 A look at the physical and human environments of the UK

 

 


Key Stage Three resources

Glaciation and geological timescales

Mapping London

Russia's regions and roles

Glaciers and geological timescale

Understanding glaciation and geological timescales

Mapping London

Looking at London mapping, past, present and future

Exploring the geography of Russia

Coasts

Natural resources

Coasts

Exploring coasts as dynamic and changing systems

Natural resources

Looking at the distribution and uses of natural resources

More of these resources are coming soon, but in the meantime you can view our current resources for Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three.


Subject knowledge animations

A set of animations to show primary geography teachers more about the key ideas and processes within the geography curriculum

Key Stage Two geography

Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes

Map skills

An overview of KS2 geography

An overview of the geography of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes

An overview of symbols, compass and direction, grid references, scale, contours

An animation to show secondary geography teachers more about the key ideas and processes within the geography curriculum

Russia

 

 

An overview of the geography of Russia

 

 


A Level subject content overviews

To support teachers with the introduction of the 2016 A Level courses, the Society is providing a new range of online resources and support.

The following overview documents provide an introduction for teachers to some of the key content, concepts and geographical theories within the new A Levels and will be particularly useful for colleagues who have not previously taught elements of the new content.

These have been written by leading academic geographers, a number of whom were members of the ALCAB subject advisory panel for geography. 

There is particularly focus on the areas of core content:

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Landscape systems
  • Glaciated landscapes
  • Dryland Landscapes
  • Global Systems and Global Governance
  • Changing place; changing places
  • Food production, circulation and consumption

Global Systems and Global Governance

Changing Place; Changing Places

Glaciated landscapes

Written by Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

Written by Richard Phillips, Professor of Human geography, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

Written by Dr Peter Knight and Dr Richard Waller from the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University

Food production, circulation and consumption

Landscape systems Water and Carbon cycles

Written by Peter Jackson, a Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield.

Written by Martin Evans, Professor of Geomorphology, School of Environment, University of Manchester

Written by Martin Evans, Professor of Geomorphology, School of Environment, University of Manchester

Weather and Climate

Dryland Landscapes

 

 

Written by Dr Liz McGrath (Meteorologist, Weatherzone) and Dr Sylvia Knight (Head of Education, Royal Meteorological Society)

Written by Joanna Bullard, Professor of Physical Geography, Loughborough University

 

 

This set of 6 resources won a Geographical Association Publishers' Highly Commended Award in 2016


Posters

A set of posters to show more about key ideas and processes within the geography KS2 curriculum

Weather and climate

Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes

An overview of weather and climate

An overview of the geography of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes


 

Curriculum planning

Examples of Schemes of Work

These are a sample of schemes of work that reflect the new 2014 curriculum changes.

Fieldwork


Contact us

If you would like to be informed about future developments, support and information on accessing our online resources please contact:

Geography: A Subject Hub for London
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore
London  SW7 2AR

T: +44 (0)20 7591 3076
E: geoghub@rgs.org

 

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