Teaching resources

Geography Literacy UnlockedAGTA Announces an essential new Geography resource

Geography Literacy Unlocked has been written for secondary geography students seeking to improve their literacy skills. It includes a focus on written, visual and oral literacy.

Geography Literacy Unlocked is published by the Australian Geography Teachers Association and written by Dr Grant Kleeman. One of Australia’s leading geography educators.

Key features:

  • An engaging, easy-to-navigate design
  • A student-friendly approach featuring step-by-step explanations and annotated exemplars
  • A focus on the basics of effective written communication – spelling, punctuation, tense and the use of connectives
  • Descriptions of the principal text types used in geography, supported by annotated examples
  • Guidance for writers in quoting, paraphrasing, summarising and referencing the work of others
  • A focus on the responsible use of social media
  • A comprehensive coverage of the principal forms of visual and oral texts students encounter in geography
  • Templates or scaffolds to support the interpretative skills students are expected to demonstrate.

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Geography Skills UnlockedGeography Skills Unlocked

Geography Skills Unlocked is an exciting new skills book for Australian secondary schools.

Key features:

  • Contents aligned to the inquiry and skills-based requirements of Australian Curriculum: Geography
  • An engaging, easy to navigate design
  • A student friendly approach with step-by-step explanations, descriptions and worked examples
  • A focus on emerging technologies used to gather, analyse and present geographical data
  • GeoSkills and GeoInquiry activities that scaffold student learning
  • A wealth of stimulus material including a diverse range of maps, graphs, aerial photographs, satellite images, diagrams and photographs
  • Examples drawn from each Australian state and territory with additional international material
  • Key terms explained in embedded glossary boxes

Geography Skills Unlocked is published by the Australian Geography Teachers Association and written by a team of experienced Geography teachers.

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>> Download Answers to Geography Skills Unlocked Questions (81.2MB PDF)

Special Offer

Purchase Being a Citizen and Thinking Geographically at special discounted prices.
Australian orders: AUD$80 each or $150.00 for both resources
International orders: AUD$90.00 postage included or $160.00 for both resources

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Being a Citizen

Being a CitizenA new innovative product to help teachers provide opportunities for students to explore the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship.

Content of the 'Being a citizen' resource:

  • Links to civics and citizenship teaching materials.
  • Political mapping classroom activities.
  • Social Issues worksheets and processes.
  • GIS and political mapping activities
  • Links to curriculum documents and teaching materials on civics and citizenship.
  • Professional reading links on civics and citizenship education.

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Australian orders: AUD$80.00 postage & GST included
International orders: AUD$90.00 postage included

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Thinking Geographically — Updated 2015 edition

Thinking Geographically DVDContents of the 2015 edition of the Thinking Geographically resource include:

  • Geographical thinking resources, exercises and articles
  • Over 150 Thinkpieces on geography (articles and resources on geographical education in schools)
  • Curriculum planning and assessment processes and templates
  • 100's of direct links to Internet sites to support geographical thinking and the teaching of geography
  • Links to Australian Curriculum: Geography trial projects
  • Presentations to support professional learning on the Australian Curriculum: Geography.

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>> Guide to using the Thinking Geographically DVD

Australian orders: AUD$80.00 postage & GST included
International orders: AUD$90.00 postage included

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Exploring 21st Century Geography

Exploring 21st Century Geography DVDAn outstanding collection of teaching resources including spatial technologies/GIS units. The DVD contains:

  • articles and resources on 21st century Geography
  • GIS skills development, GIS in Physical Geography and Historical GIS books – course processes and activities with geographical data
  • 21st Century Internet sites
  • technology in the geography classroom articles, internet sites and resources
  • inquiry project design and work samples.

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Australian orders: AUD$95.00 postage & GST included
International orders: AUD$105.00 postage included

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Evidence for learning and feedback resources

Effective feedback practice is shown to increase student progress by as much as an extra eight months over a year. AITSL in partnership with Evidence for Learning have developed new materials to support teachers and school leaders to enhance feedback practices with students in their context.

The resources draw upon global evidence and research-based approaches, including from AITSL’s own Board Chair and world-renowned education researcher, Professor John Hattie. The suite of materials is free to access from the AITSL website and includes the following:

  • A spotlight research summaryReframing feedback to improve teaching and learning – to describe the underpinning research on effective feedback.
  • Written and video case studies that profile effective implementation of feedback within Australian schools.
  • Implementation resources, such as a readiness check, planning overview and an introductory presentation, to help schools introduce an effective feedback strategy.

Resource for Urban Geography

BarangarooA new, internet-based, resource for Geography has been launched by Lend Lease (developers of Barangaroo South – part of Australia's largest urban renewal project). The attached flyer highlights the site's features. The highly interactive material has been developed specifically for the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Geography (and the existing NSW Geography Syllabus – Stages 4-6). 

Concepts addressed include urban decline and renewal, urban consolidation, the dynamics of technological, economic and social and demographic change, and environmental and social sustainability. The site includes links to activity sheets, virtual fieldwork activities and teacher support materials. 

You can access the site at: http://discoverbarangaroo.com.au/login. Once you login (as a teacher) you can access the teacher support materials. The worksheets can be accessed from the site itself. Further information is available from Alisa.Hitchcock@lendlease.com.

>> Download flyer with an outline of the site's features

>> View two videos providing an overview and explanation of the Discover Barangaroo learning portal


CARE’s Global Poverty: Teacher’s Toolkit

CARE Australia has developed a website which provides teachers with resources on a range of issues related to poverty and inequality. Topics include global poverty, education, health, women's empowerment, water and hygiene, food and nutrition, climate change and responding to emergencies.

Each topic includes teaching tools such as fast facts, videos, and stories designed to spark curiosity and enhance classroom discussion.

>> View CARE’s Global Poverty: Teacher’s Toolkit website


Australia's engagement with Asia: IndonesiaAustralia's engagement with Asia: Indonesia

Case studies in water, food, urbanisation and human wellbeing

Australia's engagement with Asia: Indonesia is an engaging and easy-to-use teaching resource that supports the Australian Curriculum: Geography. It includes six DVD chapters with related texts and worksheets developed by World Vision and the Australian Geography Teachers Association.

It directly addresses two cross-curriculum perspectives: Sustainability and Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia.

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Keys to Geography 2nd editionKeys to Geography

The junior skills book and CD ROM

Packed with updated facts and figures on maps, graphs, diagrams, statistics and photographs, and includes a significantly revised technology chapter that covers Google technologies and geographic information systems. The package contains student-friendly explanations, descriptions and worked examples with skills being introduced sequentially.

The text is supported by multimedia applications and detailed activities that directly link to the content. It is a must for every Australian geography classroom.

ISBN: 9780732990169
RRP: $48.99

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Keys to FieldworkKeys to Fieldwork

Written by some of Australia’s leading Geography teachers, the manual provides comprehensive explanations of selected fieldwork activities and the geographical skills and tools needed to undertake them.

The student-friendly method of step-by-step explanations and descriptions of fieldwork activities and techniques extend students' geographic skills beyond the classroom. A wealth of current Australian fieldwork examples are provided that can be applied in various spatial contexts. The text also includes a wide range of stimulus material – maps, diagrams, graphs and photographs.

ISBN: 9781420224733
RRP: $47.99

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Teaching Primary Geography for Australian SchoolsTeaching Primary Geography for Australian Schools

Teaching Primary Geography for Australian Schools helps to develop your knowledge and understanding of Early Years and Primary geography and of their teaching. It discusses the nature of geography and geographical knowledge and understanding, and links this with everyday life, in particular, with children’s environmental and geographical experiences, a thread running throughout the book. Key aspects of Early Years and Primary geography are covered, including the core ideas in the subject, and understanding places and environmental sustainability. It considers inquiry approaches to teaching and learning geography, learning outside the classroom through fieldwork, the geographical skills children need, such as map work and visual skills, world knowledge and global issues, citizenship and cross-curricular approaches. Aspects of planning geography teaching and learning and assessment are discussed, as are ways in which you can investigate and reflect on your geography teaching and children’s learning in your classroom.

The purpose of Teaching Primary Geography in Australian Schools is to encourage and develop well-grounded geographical knowledge and understanding for all children through high-quality planning, teaching and learning in and of geography.

ISBN: 9781743306758
RRP: 35.95

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