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Australian Curriculum Geography. Goals for this session……. Consider the Australian Curriculum Geography concepts, skills & scope & sequence for P – 7 ; Consider the process of geographical inquiry ; - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Australian Curriculum Geography

  • Consider the Australian Curriculum Geography concepts, skills & scope & sequence for P 7 ;Consider the process of geographical inquiry;Engage in the process of planning & writing your schools Geography Learning Area OverviewNetwork, share ideas and moments of brilliance!Goals for this session

  • Geography is a living topic discipline.not just the stuff of the everyday, such as shop locations, the countryside & parking issues; What is Geography?

  • is also the things that have wider regional, national & global impacts.Geography..

  • Geography examines topical matters & concerns to provide insight into our own & the wider world.

    Geography has topicality.

  • Why is Geography important?Geography helps us makesense of the planet we live onand discover all we can to understand our home.

    Matthews et al. (2009)

  • Every day Geographies..

    foster childrens curiosity and interest in the world;put their everyday geographies in context and to share them.

    Everyday geographies are about how we use the environment, our connections with people and places, the goods we consume and the decisions we make about how we go about our everyday life.

    Activity : Record how much water you think it takes to make your morning latte?http://www.wwf.org.au/our_work/people_and_the_environment/human_footprint/

  • Geography .Informs their knowledge & use of our local surroundings;Fosters what places mean to them sense of placeExtends childrens knowledge / understanding of the wider world;Develops their World Knowledge where places are;Challenges stereotypes, partiality and bias about others.

    Activity Lets test your World Knowledge!http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/how-many-countries-can-you-name.phphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4snT568DVYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r43yCiKlbCo

    World Knowledge ..

  • FieldworkDevelops students spatial awareness through map work, using GIS (Global Information Systems) and other visual sources;Engages students locally and further afield;Allows students to observe geographical features, patterns & relationships on the ground & in a real life, relevant way.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCaQ-O04ym4

    And Fieldwork ~

  • GeographyDevelops students understanding of what environments & places are like, why they are like that & why & how they are changing;Develops their appreciation of the Earths environments andHelps them recognise the ways people treat the Earth & how environmental decisions are made & their impact.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD2WTK94c1Uhttp://earthengine.google.org/#intro/LasVegashttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD2WTK94c1UEnvironmental Awareness.

  • Geography Encourages students to think about their own decisions, how these affect their lives and the lives of others a sense of informed concern;Helps them understand why sustainable approaches are important a sense of personal responsibility for the Earth, locally and more widely.http://worldwildlife.org/videos/how-your-t-shirt-can-make-a-differencehttp://worldwildlife.org/videos/change-the-way-you-think-about-your-laptophttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28hZkIHTnnAhttp://www.showusyourclips.com/change-the-way-you-think-about-food-a-wwf-animated-short/http://www.wwf.org.au/what_you_can_do/change_the_way_you_live/sustainable_living/

    And Sustainability Awareness.

  • GeographyDevelops students understanding of what environments & places are like, why they are like that & why & how they are changing;Develops their appreciation of the Earths environments andHelps them recognise the ways people treat the Earth & how environmental decisions are made & their impact.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD2WTK94c1Uhttp://earthengine.google.org/#intro/LasVegashttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD2WTK94c1UEnvironmental Awareness.

  • Australian Curriculum -GeographyRationale for Teaching Geography

  • Activity : 10 minutesGoals :To compare the Rationale for the Australian Curriculum History & the Rationale for Geography.Record observations in a Venn diagram.Discuss observationsComparing Rationales for Teaching History & Geography

  • Inquiry based2 integrated strandsLocal, national, global contextsFocus Inquiry QuestionsSkills basedFolio of EvidenceUse of a range of ICTsCross curriculum prioritiesGeneral capabilitiesCritical Thinking skillsRelevant learning

    History GeographyFieldworkAnalysis of dataAnalysis of primary & secondary sources from the past.Analysis of primary sources e.g maps, photographs

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  • The key geographical concepts are developed through investigations enabled by skills..Catling, S (2013)Geographical Skills

  • Skills ComparedHistoryChronology, terms & conceptsHistorical questions & research - Analysis & use of primary & secondary sourcesPerspectives & interpretationsICT skillsExplanation & communication

    GeographyFormulate a question & research planRecording & data representation skills.Interpret & develop maps, tables, photographs, satellite images, diagrams, graphs & other data.Use a variety of spatial technologies ICT skillsCommunicate using geographical vocabulary.

  • Prep to Year 2Local contextFocus ?Environmental Characteristics?Human Characteristics?Years 3 & 4National contextFocus?Environmental Characteristics?Human Characteristics?Years 5 & 6Global contextFocus?Environmental Characteristics?Human Characteristics?

    Australian Curriculum GeographyScope & Sequence -A Thematic Approach

  • Spend 10 minutes reviewing the Geographical Knowledge & Understanding & Geographical Inquiry & Skills Scope & Sequences.Comment / discuss observations.Australian CurriculumGeography Scope & Sequence

  • An Inquiry Model for Geography

  • Observing, questioning and planning

    Collecting, recording, evaluating and representing

    Interpreting, analysing and concluding

    Communicating

    Reflecting & respondingGeographical Inquiry ProcessIdentifying an issue or problem & developing geographical questions to investigate the issue or find an answer to the problem.

    Collecting information from primary & secondary sources, recording the information & evaluating it for reliability & bias.

    Making sense of information gathered, identifying order, diversity, trend, patterns, anomalies, generalisations & cause/ effect relationships. Interpret results of this analysis & develop conclusions.

    Using combinations of methods written, audio, graphical, visual & mapping appropriate to the subject matter, purpose & audience.

    Reflecting on the findings of the investigation & evaluating what has been learned against the criteria of environmental sustainability, economic costs & benefits and social justice.

  • Using ICT in History & GeographyHistoryResearchPresenting dataAccessing primary sourcesMulti-modal presentationsGeographySpatial Technologies e.g:GIS - Geographic Information SystemsGPS - Global Positioning SystemsGoogle MapsGoogle EarthAnalysis of dataResearchMulti-modal presentations

  • Can be purchased from AGTA website & local book distributors.

  • AGTA Australian Geography Teachers Association website.Contour Education website.Keys to Geography Essential Skills & Tools AGTA (2011) MacmillanKeys to Fieldwork Essential Skills & Tools AGTA(2008) MacmillanYour local area!QSA websiteOther Geography Resources (for teachers of Geography)

  • Six Characteristics of Good Geography TeachingThat geography teaching and childrens learning is purposeful. That geographical topics are frequently problem, puzzle, issue or topically based. That geographical learning is structured through inquiry. That children work co-operatively in their geographical investigations. That geographical inquiries involve childrens active engagement with the world. That children are stimulated by using good quality resources.

  • Connect History with Geography where ever it fits!!!

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