Geography Education & Teaching Practice
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Geography Education & Teaching Practice
Useful resources for pre-service and current geography teachers in Australia, particularly NSW. Resources aimed at helping develop holistic, passionate and creative geography educators who foster a love of learning in their students. Set up specifically for students studying EDCZ25800 at Avondale College, but available for anyone who falls into the above.
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Teaching Geography through Englsh.pdf

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This is a longer resource but definitely worth the read. Provide sound ideas for helping address literacy in geography teaching ( a key component and element of both NSW syllabus and Australian Curriculum)

Leigha Tew's comment, April 30, 2013 1:16 AM
Literacy within geography is related to the development of thinking skills and the development of communication skills. In planning a lesson, teaches should consider the meta-language to be used or learnt, the process of the input and output of content knowledge, the utilisation and development of lower and higher order thinking skills and the need for differentiation. This article highlighted three primary ideas for promoting literacy development in bilingual classrooms - task-based learning approach, performance based assessment as formative assessment and collaborative learning. Teacher explanations and pictures/diagrams were the highest rated means of assistance for bilingual students. This emphasises the need for teachers to be effective explainers. The practice and development of literacy skills can be found and evaluated through oral and written literacy but also collaborative learning and the use of games to consolidate and evaluate literacy. Finally in planning lessons teachers can begin at the framework of these four points - content to be learnt, metalanguage to be learnt, thinking skills utilised and the topical relevance to personal culture.
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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Emma Lafleur's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:34 PM

A great interactive map to learn about different regions of the world.

chris tobin's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:35 PM

This is a really cool map from class

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:07 AM

This site collects interesting sites on Geography Teaching. It is anticipated that there will also be articles on differentiation which could assist teachers to present Geography in an inclusive way.

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Introduction to Population Density

Introduction to Population Density | Geography Education & Teaching Practice |
Students learn a formula for calculating population density. Then they explore U.S. Census data.
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A ICT based lesson activity of Population Density. Other good lesson ideas on site. 

Zac Redman's comment, October 27, 2013 3:34 AM
Once again National Geographic has produced a great educational article, this time it is on Population Density. National Geographic explains this idea simply and sets it out in a easy to understand style. All teachers, not just geography teachers could teach their students about population density from this article.
Rachel Goods's comment, November 4, 2013 6:50 PM
National Geographic has made this topic of population density easy to read and easy to convey to your students, to gain the best understanding from them as possible.