As the new school year starts, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you about the activities and resources that we offer to support the teaching and learning of geography.
To enhance your students’ learning, our educational resources feature podcasts, animations, and in-depth case studies on the full range of geographical topics, most of which are freely available. For example, the Geography Subject Knowledge Programme, supported by the Department for Education, and our award-winning Ask the Geographer podcasts, which are available on Soundcloud, Amazon Music, Spotify and iTunes.
Additional resources, including resources to accompany our podcasts, are also available via our School Membership programme. Over the summer period we have released School Member resources on Jamaica, the Elizabeth line and Soil structure.
We also have plenty of advice on studying geography at school and beyond, from choosing geography at university to the rich variety of career paths available. Your students may want to further support their studies by joining the Society as one of our Student Members and you may wish to join us as a Fellow, with the option of Associate Fellowship for early-career teachers.
You may also wish to encourage your students to enter our Young Geographer of the Year competition. Run in partnership with Geographical magazine, this year we are asking young people where they might want to travel to, why, and how would they get there. We are also offering our annual School Essay Competition, in partnership with the Financial Times. The deadline for both these competitions is 5.00pm on Monday 3 October.
Our support for schools and teaching also extends to training events for teachers and A Level study days and other events for students. Students can attend our Going places with geography events, or be interested in finding out more about geography at university. Teachers can find a wealth of training, this term focusing on teaching about sustainability, conflicts or distant places, stretch and challenge, creativity in geography, GIS and more. We are also running our regular Teachmeets, and a series of events for teachers who wish to enhance their teaching of the mathematical content at A Level.
This term we are also running CPD events as part of our Geography for all project. This project will help address equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the geography, with a focus on under-representation by income and ethnicity. Teachers are encouraged to sign up to the project network in order to get involved in these free events.
Browse our full range of schools resources, events and more.
Audio recordings are an excellent form of data collection
Introducing students to some of the wide ranging topical issues related to food and food production
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