Understanding and Teaching Primary Geography
- Simon Catling - Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Tessa Willy - Kingston University, London, UK
Early Childhood Curriculum | Primary Geography
This is a sizeable tome that will make an excellent staffroom resource so all teachers can follow the guidance set out by the book. Sadly, geography is a subject that can be sidelined but it is important for children as geography shapes the world around us and is an essential part of everyday life - it's also an absorbing subject which children enjoy for its relevance to themselves. This book emphasises and facilitates good teaching of primary geography to extend children's world awareness and help them make connections between their own environmental and geographical experiences; the case studies are especially helpful for this.
Good resource in relation to progression within the subject. Good coverage within the chapters on a range of topics.
This book is very informative, content is directly applicable to the classroom. It may help develop teacher skills and confidence in teaching the trickier aspects of geography, such as issues surrounding sustainability because it is clearly and enthusiastically written and so thoroughly understandable. Trainee and qualified teachers will benefit from reading it and their pupils will also benefit as teachers transfer their increased knowledge and understanding to the classroom.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Geography in primary schools