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1st Edition

Jumpstart! Geography
Engaging activities for ages 7-12

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ISBN 9780415728034
Published September 30, 2014 by Routledge
126 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This collection of simple to use and fun activities will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of the geographical skills of enquiry, outdoor learning, graphicacy and communication. Pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of people, places and issues through being encouraged to ‘think geographically’ about the world they live in.

Areas covered include:-

    • Places in my world (personal geography)
    • Continents and oceans of the world
    • Human geography (including population, migration, towns and cities, and recreation)
    • Physical geography( including rivers, forests, coasts and deserts
    • Environment, Sustainable schools and global citizenship


All sections include information on some useful knowledge and reference to important key concepts or big ideas in geography that are being developed through the fun activities.

Jumpstart! Geography is an indispensable classroom resource that will celebrate geography and give children the opportunity to experience the thrill of finding out about their world. It will be a lifeline to any classroom teacher looking to teach geography in a fun and exciting way.

Table of Contents

1 Places in my world  2 Where is this place?  3 What is the human world?  4 What is the natural world?  5 Living for a better world

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Mark Jones is Senior Lecturer in Education at UWE. His teaching experience includes 17 years in local secondary schools before joining UWE to focus on Initial Teacher Education. He is currently the PGCE Secondary Geography Group Tutor, a Chartered Geographer (RGS-IBG) and active member of the Geographical Association.

Sarah Whitehouse has worked in the primary classroom for a decade and was the first teacher in Wales to be awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Geography for her school. She is currently PGCE Primary Programme Manager for Primary and Early Years (Humanities Specialist) at UWE in Bristol.