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Climate change

Funded by the Department for Education (DfE) funded Action Plan for Geography

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Globalisation

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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Culture and identity

Identity and cultural diversity is one of the specified Cross-curriculum dimensions in the new National Curriculum, providing an important an area of learning that helps young people make sense of the world and give education relevance and authenticity as students reflect the major ideas and challenges that face individuals and society.

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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Sustainable development

Sustainable development is one of the key geographical concepts that underpin the geography Key Stage 3 programme of study. It is an overarching concept that can be used as a starting point to study, or it can be drawn into studies once pupils have established knowledge and understanding of a place or issue. It can run as a thread through the curriculum as pupils explore and apply their understanding in new contexts. A study of sustainable development integrates environmental, social and economic issues. Despite its complexity it is a concept that can be incorporated into geographical studies of practically all of the scales identified in the range and content of the new programme of study (from personal to global) and of almost any place, issue or form of management or environmental change. Suggestions are included throughout this tutorial.

Cross-curriculum dimension: Global dimension and sustainable development is one of the specified Cross-curriculum dimensions in the National Curriculum, providing an important an area of learning that helps young people make sense of the world and give education relevance and authenticity as students reflect the major ideas and challenges that face individuals and society.

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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Tectonic hazards and emergencies

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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Population and migration

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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Teaching controversial issues

Controversial issues frequently surface in Geography, from teaching about international development. Ensuring that students get the most out of debates where there are no easy answers is important to help them learn to formulate their own opinions and help prepare them for life as adults.

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Map work and music

The aim of this module is to provide a range of teaching ideas, information and resources that can support planning for and teaching of this topic in a Key Stage 3 (KS3) context. There is an emphasis on making learning enjoyable as well as linking with the key concepts, key processes, range, content and curriculum opportunities in the geography programme of study as well as promoting progression within the subject.

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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Geography and MFL

The aim of this cross-curricular module is to provide a range of teaching ideas, information and resources that can support planning for and teaching about the EU and of MFL in a KS3 context. There is an emphasis on making learning enjoyable as well as linking with the key concepts, key processes, range, content and curriculum opportunities in the geography programme of study as well as promoting progression within the subject.

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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Food and farming

The aim of this tutorial is to provide support in the teaching of the Key Stage 3 resource module on Food and Farming. It aims to investigate interdependence in our food supply and to explore topical issues surrounding food and its production. The emphasis is on making the topic lively and engaging by providing up to date information and data. The topic ‘Food and Farming' is tackled on a variety of scales and opportunities are provided to explore key concepts in the Key Stage 3 Programme of study including place, space, scale, interdependence, environmental interaction and cultural diversity.

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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KS3 assessment

The aim of this tutorial is to provide guidelines, information and ideas for teachers who want to create assessment tasks for the Key Stage 3 resources modules. The emphasis is on creating assessments that are meaningful for both students and staff. The basics of assessment, including the range of different approaches, will be discussed, before a summary of assessments already available on this website is highlighted. The process of creating, delivering and reflecting on assessment will then be described and explained in detail.

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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2012 Olympics

The aim of this tutorial is to provide support for the delivery of the Key Stage 3 module on the London 2012 Olympics. The module itself provides a great opportunity to engage students in a topical and relevant theme, with case studies on a range of scales and from a variety of perspectives. The tutorial highlights how the module can be linked to the key concepts of the National Curriculum programme of study: scale, place, environmental interaction and sustainable development, human processes and interdependence, whilst also tapping into key geographical processes and skills.

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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Physical systems

The aim of this tutorial is to provide guidelines for teaching physical systems. Compared with human geography, physical geography in schools used to be very theoretical and less of an issues-led curriculum area. In the past some pupils needed support to identify why the topics mattered to them. Today, however, as many unique places are threatened by human pressures and climate change, modern teaching places much greater emphasis on the value of the physical environment - which will help learners to be more involved.

Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography

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Want to take part in some face-to-face CPD?

Why not attend one of our many conferences, network meetings or training sessions for teachers. Subject knowledge update evening courses are run several times a term.

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