Teaching Powerful Primary Geography develops teachers’ geographical imaginations and enables children to learn about the world, their place in it, and how to interact with it both confidently and competently. Using an evidence-based approach, with an emphasis on critical and investigative skills, the book explores how geography can be taught powerfully and meaningfully. A wealth of practical examples are woven throughout to allow children to experience inspirational geography, encouraging curiosity, creativity, problem-solving skills and collaboration. Extra activities for integrating geography with other areas of the curriculum, such as literacy, maths, ICT, drama and art, are also included.
Section 1: Introduction to theories and practice of powerful geography 1. Teaching Powerful Geography: An Introduction 2. Teaching powerful geography through place based learning: The Burren as a case study 3. Teaching powerful geography through ICT, apps and social media 4. Geo-literacy: an example of powerful geography teaching Section 2 Exemplars of powerful geography teaching through geographical themes and concepts 5. Travel and Transport 6. Weather and climate change 7. Refugees and Migration Section 3 Powerful Geography across the curriculum 8. Teaching powerful geography though children’s literature 9. Teaching powerful geography through eco-geography and outdoor learning 10. Teaching powerful geography through art 11. Teaching powerful geography through global and justice education