Friday, 31 May 2013

Australian landscapes...

The new Australian Curriculum document for Geography was launched in the last few weeks, and there's plenty of LANDSCAPE influences in there.
The support site for the introduction of the new curriculum has now gone live too.
It's called GEOG SPACE.


There's quite an influence from some familiar UK names here, such as this diagram on the 'Child as Geographer' from the work of Simon Catling.


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There are also influences in the SUPPORT UNITS from a range of UK geographers including Fran Martin, Paula Owens, Stephen Scoffham and Liz Taylor.

The SUPPORT UNIT section, in fact, has plenty of LANDSCAPE exemplars.

Delve into the CORE UNITS, and you will find a range of materials for teachers to use straight away and get the curriculum underway...
Here's an activity sheet for a unit on MUSIC FESTIVALS for example (PDF download) which provides a good starter, although I think the Woolvens did a better job here :)

I also liked the unit on E-Waste, and ideas for units about place and coastal management.

For example, here's the New South Wales About Fieldwork website, which was a new one for me.


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