Geography in the Early Years

Geography in the Early Years

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This completely revised and updated second edition of Geography in the Early Years presents a lively and comprehensive overview of teaching and learning in geography. Theoretical aspects of early years teaching in geography are complemented by up-to-date research findings and illustrated with discussion, a wealth of case studies, and suggestions for the development and implementation of sound geographical work in practice. In a practitioner-friendly style, this book provides: an examination of the essence of geography in terms of children's conceptions of the physical environment a detailed description of geography in the national curriculum and of the place and nature of environmental education within early years teaching guidelines for taking a whole school approach in policy, planning and organisation of geographical learning examples of initial teacher training and continuing professional developments. This highly accessible, illuminating book will be immensely helpful to teachers, student teachers, policy-makers and all other providers of education for children aged three to seven years.Use of atlas and globe to locate UK in relation to holiday destinations (2c, d, e). Identification of basic features on maps and use of a simple key (2a, c, d, e), using coordinates on simple plans and directional work with left and right (2c, d, e ). ... Individual children compile a graph to show how the class travel to school ( linking with the Maths Programme of Study ... of the picture on the worksheet, children use geographical vocabulary to describe their journeys between home and school.


Title:Geography in the Early Years
Author: Joanna Birch, Joy Palmer
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-09-09
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