Discovering Geography Lower Primary Teacher Resource Book

Butler, John

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Discovering Geography Lower Primary Teacher Resource Book

By Butler, John
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Discovering Geography is a comprehensive, three-level resource that assists with the implementation, lesson planning and on-going teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Geography F-6.
Teacher Resource Books unpack the curriculum and support the teaching of Geography. They include learning sequences and engaging BLMs for student use at each year level.
Topic Starter Picture Cards are available in both print and digital formats.

What are the features of a place? What makes a place special? How do we connect to places? Geography fosters students’ investigation and understanding of the world around them.
Written by highly respected and experienced educator John Butler OAM, Discovering Geography Lower Primary is a dynamic teacher resource that assists with the implementation, lesson planning and ongoing teaching of the Australian Curriculum: Geography in the lower primary years.

This teacher resource book goes to the core of Geography teaching. It provides a clear overview of the Australian Curriculum: Geography and helps teachers build the knowledge required to teach the skills and concepts of geography in context. The teacher resource book provides cohesive learning sequences for each topic that incorporate all series components, including Picture cards, imaginative and engaging student Topic books and Blackline masters.
Discovering Geography Lower Primary can be used to deliver pedagogically sound units of work and to support and inspire primary school teachers to teach geographical skills, concepts and inquiry in creative and engaging ways.
John Butler OAM has worked as a geography teacher in both private and state schools in Australia, a curriculum developer, chief examiner and a director of school curriculum. He has also been a writer for more than 30 well-received and popular texts and websites. John has been awarded a life membership of the Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia, an achievement award from AGTA, and has been made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators. In 2006, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his contribution to education, particularly in the field of Geography.

Key features of the series:
  • Provides a clear integrated pedagogy for the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Geography F-6.
  • Australian Curriculum: Geography overviews
  • Detailed topic overviews with curriculum links
  • Offers engaging and varied levelled text types to inspire students.
  • Builds on the popular Discovering History series.
  • Written by experienced teachers with Geography expertise using current best teaching practice.
  • Learning sequences with teaching activities, helpful ideas and links to all series components
  • Blackline masters
  • Picture cards in print and digital formats.
Series overview
This series is comprised of Teacher Resource Books for Lower, Middle and Upper Primary with linked Picture Cards and Student Topic Books (fiction, nonfiction and comic books). All components are integrated to address fully the curriculum.
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