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PD Session 3: Using children's fiction to introduce globe and mapping skills

  • Sunshine Beach State School 269 David Low Way Sunshine Beach, QLD, 4567 (map)

ATTENTION: Curriculum co-ordinators 

P - 6 In-service & Pre-service Teachers 

‘Road maps to an irresistible Geographical Inquiry’ 

Build your confidence, knowledge and skills and discover that teaching Geography is relevant and great fun. Take home a variety of practical strategies and resources to develop your students’ skills of geographical thinking, inquiry, mapping, literacy and language in the Primary Years. 

WHEN: Monday 1st June, 2015 – 8:30am-2:30pm 
WHERE: Sunshine Beach State School. 269 David Low Way, Sunshine Beach, QLD, 4567 

Session 1: Introducing a world of wonder in P-6 Geography 

A key aim of the Australian Curriculum: Geography is to nurture ‘a sense of wonder, curiosity and respect about places, people, cultures and environments throughout the world’. Coupled with this aim is an increasing need ‘for a critical, globally-aware generation with a passion to care for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable'. If you are new to the delight of teaching contemporary geography or have become a little stale or rusty we will ignite your passion for a subject that encourages and supports students to critically look at these 'big issues'. 

Session 2: Linking geographical inquiry with practical methods in the primary years 

The Australian Curriculum: Geography aims to develop in students ‘the ability to think geographically’. Familiarise yourself with the seven key geographical concepts through a variety of engaging and interactive classroom techniques such as human mapping, graphic organisers, games, and visual resources. These will enhance C2C guidelines and/or other school-based unit plans. 

Session 3: Using children's fiction to introduce globe and mapping skills 

Reading and understanding maps are fundamental to students’ currency as global communicators and helps build their skills in the general capabilities of literacy, numeracy, and personal and social capability. Investigate children's literature as a means of building an interest in the wider world whilst introducing and developing globe and mapping skills. 

Participants will receive a suite of Global Education resources to boost their repertoire of Geography teaching materials. Payment includes tea/coffee pre-registration, morning tea and lunch. 

How do I register? More details and registration are available through the GLC website at

Professional learning provided by the Global Learning Centre assists teachers to satisfy their professional development commitments under the 

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. 

For further information, please contact 

Rosanne Bray-White
(07) 3857 6666

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