Thursday, December 5, 2013

First geography workshop for the year

Image above: The 7 concepts of the Australian Curriculum: Geography.

Powerpoint presentation for the Geography workshop in Adelaide on 20 January, 2014.

Links to look at related to this blog
Spatialworlds blog

GeogSpace website
Spatialworlds website
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
'Towards a National Geography Curriculum' project website
Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia website
ACARA website

ACARA Australian Curriculum portal sites related to geography in schools
Geographical thinking
Spatial literacy
History and geography
Spatial Education and technology
GTAV Australian Curriculum on each year level

Achievement Standards Chart and activities for Geography 

* Assessment activities at:

DECD Implementation guidelines

Other DECD resources worth a look! 

DECD in South Australia has recently launched their "Making the Australian Curriculum work for us' resource to support the teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum: Geography. The DECD site has a range of geographical bits and pieces referenced in this blog posting. They are certainly worth a look! 

As you can see below the resource to date includes a creative animation, broadsheets on the curriculum and 'talking heads'. I understand there will be plenty more useful things to come.  It is great to see a jurisdiction doing such high quality and innovative work to support the  implementation of geography in South Australian schools and inevitably beyond.

The Story of the learning areas animation. An excellent animation on 'What is Geography for'

Talking head on geography (sorry for the head!!)   

The geography curriculum, year by year, all on one page in the Learning Area Explorer.

Sound bites from the public on their perception of geography.

I encourage you, wherever you may be, to use these resources in any awareness work you are doing with your colleagues on the Australian Curriculum: Geography (or just on geography!).