Presentation on theme: "Co-ordinating non specialists"— Presentation transcript:
1Co-ordinating non specialists Anthony Barlow> Year 5 teacher and Geography Subject Leader,St. Peter’s Smithills Dean CE Primary, Bolton.> Member, Geographical Association, Early Years and Primary Committee.
2The context of geography in school. Demonstrate practical ways to encourage excellent and enjoyable Geography.How to use interactive games/ exercises to promote Geographical Enquiry.Where to go for support in leading Geography more effectively in school.
3In schools – is it a gloomy picture? Inspectors say Geography is one of the worst-taught subjects in schoolOur geography teacher doesn't teach us about the current affairs we really need to know. Kelly, 13, LondonI think that it's not what you learn in geography, it's how you are taught that makes the difference between good or bad. Are you really going to look back and remember a passage from page 43 of the textbook in your test? Or will you remember that fun project, fieldtrip or experiment you did? Hannah, 13, PeterboroughI like geography and the majority of students in my school have taken geography for a GCSE. Geography isn't boring and just about maps, we go on good field trips out of school and really enjoy it. Joe, 14, Ross-on-WyeSource:CBBC Newsround website
4Getting them thinking - games and exercises Where have you been?Where would you like to go?Can you give me a place beginning with B?Can you find me a hot place?Can you find me somewhere where there are few people living? WhyInflatable globe photo
5Africa What do we know? What can we find out? A country A capital city A riverA mountain rangeSomething we buy…Something we sell…What the weather’s like…A famous person
6The UK What do we know? What can we find out? A country A capital city A riverA mountain rangeSomething we buy…Something we sell…What the weather’s like…A famous person
7Bolton What do we know? What can we find out? A country A capital city A riverA mountain rangeSomething we buy…Something we sell…What the weather’s like…A famous person>> links
8The power of images!It’s always best to get out there… but you can take them there!‘9 square’ powerpoint available from GA website.‘Britain or Not’ powerpoint available from GA website.‘Where is it?’ sequence of powerpoint photos.
9Photopacks- make your own >Use the internet>Your own or others’ pictures>have an ‘old photo amnesty’- you’ll be surprisedPhoto of photos
10Using the photopack/ individual photos ideas: Can you find me… Using the photopack/ individual photos ideas: Can you find me…? Is there evidence of…?KS1: A hot, cold, dry, wet, mountainous, place. A rich, poor, noisy, dirty, exciting, dangerous place. A city, town, village etc. KS2: In a foreign country, an old place, new place, exciting place. What are the people like there? Why? Is life easy or hard? Why? A place where nature survives or an environmentally damaged place, where there are lots of manmade things.Introduce important Geographical vocabulary regularly (see National Curriculum)Near to or far from the equator, in the northern/ southern hemisphere. Can you place them in a line from the closest to us to furthest away. In temperate/ tropical climate.In Europe, North/South America, Oceania, Asia, at the poles. Where on the globe/map/atlas might this place be?
11Jigsaw Large Iguazu waterfalls photo Create jigsaws to complete from photos to get children looking closer.
12Geographical enquiry- teaching closer looking using photos. Show evidence of environmental damage in each squareLabel one man made item in each grid squareLabel one natural item in each grid squarePhoto: Reebox Stadium, Bolton.
13Making your own ‘maps’ from photos– KS1 Series of aerial and oblique photos.Children can use a photo and then draw a map of what they saw. Create shoebox worlds and photo.
14Maps at different scales- Using Multimap Multimap images at different scales> You can make 10 copies for ‘personal use’. Laminate them and use them with the whole class.
15Linking with othersFlat Stanley for KS2School Links
16Flat Stanley Great for cross-curricular work by Jeff Brown, Harper Trophy.Flat Stanley book imageGreat for cross-curricular workLow-key, low commitment school-linking.
17Journey sticks - affective mapping KS1: ‘Take a stick for a walk’, build up to simple mapping.KS2: Journey sticks for Flat Stanley.See Primary Geographer magazine, (Whittle, Spring 2006).
18Encourage scrapbooks and journals Photo of scrapbooks
19You’re never on holiday! The power of artefactsTickets, photos, rocks, small souveniers, brochures.Useful for drama. Give an empty box to the staff to fill for a summer holiday present!
20Collect/send for class sets of free tourist guides Photo of guidebooksUseful for literacy, as mental starters or simply for the pictures.
21What sorts of transport are there to get you there? Are there any alternatives to car travel in the city?Are there any famous sports clubs there? Which?Is this a place you can go to visitCut out a picture showing as many different types of land use as you can. Eg. coast, field, city, town.Can you find a place to stay?What leisure activities are there?Can you design a brochure appealing to a Year 3 child?Can you find as many of the locations on a map – make a key.
22Subject leadershipJoin the GA – Primary Geographer magazine, discounts.Free ‘starting point’ support online for subject leaders, lots on using maps and atlases, photo galleries, forums and more.Primary Geography Quality Mark, an excellent self-evaluation tool – bronze, silver and gold awards.GA publications eg. Primary Handbook - a great starting point. QCA top-ups Super Schemesfrom the Action Plan for Geography.Excellent resources
23Excellent Websites www.geography.org.uk – The GA - Staffordshire LEA- OS mapping for kids- Gold Award winning resource