Our key step is to engage with what this subject does, its purpose, the ‘way of thinking and understanding’ that it can teach us. This step is expressed in the new PoS through the Importance Statement and the Key Concepts and Processes.
‘ Make geography a challenge to the mind, not a burden on the memory’ Sue Lomas Presidential Address GA Annual Conference 2006
They Are Our Today and Our Tomorrows <ul><li>Reece and Lexy – May </li></ul><ul><li>Their geographical future is in our hands. </li></ul><ul><li>What is geography? </li></ul>
Defining Geography <ul><li>Geography provokes and answers questions about the world. It uses different scales of enquiry to view natural and human environments from different perspectives. It develops appreciation of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. Geography is a focus for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. </li></ul>
Importance of Geography <ul><li>The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are and how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global. </li></ul>
is the rationale? are the special characteristics? will students gain? Is significant about the students? is distinctive about the school specific resources do we have as a school can we learn from past experience? How might geography change pupils’ lives for the better? What…
Significant Geography…..It’s the world that must be Geography!
Water and other resource pressures. Energy supply Enviro- taxation – Recycling. My local area / region Health issues A place to live Local food supply – no more air miles. Travel chaos What when the Tigers rule the world! The importance of the sea. Climatic change-rising sea levels. Multi-cultural society. Core position within the EU. Glass ball gazing
NC Programme of Study common framework Importance Statement Key Concepts Key processes Range and content Curriculum opportunities
Place : what are man made and natural places like Space : how do man made and natural places fit together in the ‘world jigsaw’ Scale : understanding the big picture as well has what we experience day to day Interdependence : we all have an impact on each other Physical and human processes : events can change the physical and human world Environmental interaction : people use the natural world and have the ability to change it Cultural understanding and diversity : people from around the world lead different ways of life.
Cultural understanding and diversity Environmental Interaction Physical and Human Processes Interdependence Scale Space Place Football Brazil How Rivers Work Extreme weather Conservation Our local area
Acknowledgement to Ian Dixson of High Arkell School Dudley
Who said.. <ul><li>“ You can travel the seas, poles and deserts, and see nothing. To really understand the world, you need to get under the skin of the people and places. In other words learn about geography. I can’t imagine a subject more relevant in schools. We’d al be lost without it… Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” </li></ul>