GeogSpace – Geography

GeogSpace was developed for teachers by teachers from the Australian Teachers Association with the support of Education Services Australia.

The GeogSpace website is loaded with relevant information, tools and resources “…designed to provide materials to support primary and secondary teachers in implementing the Australian Curriculum: Geography.” (GeoSpace, 2016).

With two unit planning assignments under construction, I sought inspiration from Scootle which directed me to GeogSpace. If you’re looking for some inspiration, this is a great place to start.

GeogSpace logo

GeogSpace comprises two major resource sections, Core units and Support units.

Core units comprise illustrations of practice for stages of schooling described in the Australian Curriculum: Geography. The illustrations are provided for:

Core units have three sections for each of the stages of schooling:

  • The illustrations are designed to provide classroom-ready ideas and resources that reflect the dynamism of this exciting learning area. Each illustration is linked to the Australian Curriculum: Geography and provides opportunities for students to actively engage in learning, whether it be through undertaking class research, practical activities, field investigations or through taking local action.
  • Key understandings
  • Inquiry and skills
  • Exemplars

Support units provide illustrations of practice designed to support teachers’ professional learning and provide guidance, information and resources in eight areas of geographical education:

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