First published in 1987, this title provides primary school teachers with ideas by which geographical skills and ideas can be introduced in the primary school. John Bale shows how teachers can build on children’s ‘private geographies’ with practical learning strategies, examining approaches to the teaching of map skills, the ways in which the locality can be used and how information about distant places can best be relayed. An interesting, useful and relevant guide, this title will be of particular value for teachers and teachers in training, as well as those studying primary Education more generally.
Introduction; 1. Young geographers and the worlds inside their heads 2. Aims and objectives 3. Teaching map skills 4. Using the locality 5. Far away places 6. Classroom styles 7. Towards a geographical education 8. Conclusion and on going further; Bibliography; Index
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