Monday, June 9, 2014

Workshop on 10 June at 35º 55' S / 138º 62' E

* Workshop PowerPoint  for the Geography workshop at Victor Harbor Primary School on 10 June, 2014.

Image above: Nearmap: a great sites for looking at place, space and change.

* Links to look at related to this blog
Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia website
ACARA website

ACARA Australian Curriculum portal 
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
'Towards a National Geography Curriculum' project website

Spatialworlds blog
GeogSpace website
Spatialworlds website

* Collecting data on attitudes to the geography curriculum and geography professional learning needs using Straw Poll.

Your participation would be greatly appreciated! 

  • Click on the URL's below and select your response.  
* Did you like geography at school?

* What did you like about geography?

* Familiarity with the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* Engagement potential of the Australian Curriculum: Geography  

* Content amount in the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* Upskilling required to teach the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* Geographical concepts in the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* Skills to start working on to teach the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* GeogSpace: the resource from AGTA and Education Services Australia (ESA) to support the Australian Curriculum: Geography

* Spatialworlds: 300 posting on everything you wanted to know about geography but .

*The Fantastic resource with thousands of Internet sites related to geography in schools
Geographical thinking
Spatial literacy
Spatial Education and technology
Just real interesting
GTAV Australian Curriculum on each year level

Achievement Standards Chart and activities for Geography from DECD 
Assessment activities at:

ACARA Introduction on Australian Curriculum: Geography    

DECD Implementation guidelines

* DECD Australian Curriculum: Geography 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'

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

Bringing it to life resource (BitL) geography

Sound bites from the public on their perception of geography.

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