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Geography has enormous potential for creative critical thinking, inspiring feelings of awe and wonder and enabling better global understanding that will, in the words of the National Curriculum (DfE 2013) ‘ remain with them for the rest of their lives’. Welcome to The Primary Humanities Project
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Geography has enormous potential for creative critical thinking, inspiring feelings of awe and wonder and enabling better global understanding that will, in the words of the National Curriculum (DfE 2013) ‘ remain with them for the rest of their lives’
The Primary Humanities Project
5th March 2014
To develop primary teachers’ own subject knowledge in history and geography
To increase familiarity with the requirements of the 2014 history and geography framework
To identify areas of subject expertise that primary practitioners would value further exemplification of
9.45 Geography in the Primary Curriculum Leszek Iwaskow, Geography HMI
10.30 – 10.45 Refreshments
10.45 – 11.20 Tour / Planning Together
11.25 – 12.00 Tour / Planning Together
The challenge is to teach aspects of physical and human geography which can take pupils beyond a descriptive approach in an attempt to seek understanding….
Place, Scale, Location, Environment, Physical and Human Processes
Interpreting the National Curriculum
The Geographical Association
Primary Humanities Project Blog
Opportunities for developing geography at the Arboretum
Physical and Human Processes
3-3.30pm Next Steps
Is underpinned by aims, values and purpose
Develops the while person; knowledge understanding and attitudes
Is broad and balanced and has clear progression in subject knowledge and skills
Is filled with rich, first hand purposeful experiences
Is flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests
Embodies the principle of sustainability
Has an eye on the future and the needs of future citizens
Encourages the use of environments and expertise beyond the classroom
Makes meaningful links between areas of knowledge
Has local, national and international dimensions