Geographical Association

Geographical Association
160 Solly Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 4BF
England

Website

www.geography.org.uk

E-mail

info@geography.org.uk

Telephone

0114 296 0088

Fax

0114 296 7176

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The Geographical Association (GA) is a subject association with a mission to further the teaching of geography and to communicate the value of learning geography for all. Our membership base includes teachers in primary and secondary schools and further education, academic geographers, universities and teacher educators and trainers.

Venue Type:

Association or society

The GA produces an increasingly wide range of books along with three journals: Primary Geographer, Teaching Geography and Geography. Our Annual Conference features a strong programme of lectures, field visits and hands on workshops designed to equip teachers with new and exciting ideas for classroom practice. We hold many other conferences and CPD days throughout the country.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Places People Want CPD Course

http://www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk/online-cpd/course/places-people-want/

Online CPD course for teachers of Geography at Key Stages 1-3, looking at the topic of settlement. Explores the dynamism of place and people's mobility. Considers academic perspectives, and place-making that involves policies and practical action.
Developing this understanding and skills can be based on the everyday and immediate. It can be used as stimulus to look beyond the familiar. The evidence for communities is all around us. We can evaluate what works and make suggestions for what doesn't. We have an active part to play in creating “places people want”.

Changing Geography: Regenerating city centres

http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=135&section=4

This title sets out the reasons (from global to local)for changes in city centres. It includes a range of activities that are designed to help students understand the range of processes that influence these changes and offers the opportunity to look at the economic, political and social consequences of them. Suitable for post-16.

Creator

  • Janet Speake and Vivien Fox

Publisher

  • Geographical Association

How to obtain

Order online at www.geography.org.uk/shop or call 0114 296 0088.
Price £13.50 (non-members), £9.99 (GA members)

Discovering Cities series

http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_section.asp?section=5

An exciting series of guides aimed at post-16 and undergraduate geography students undertaking urban fieldwork in the area. Each title takes an in-depth look at the geographical, historical, economic and political factors that have shaped the growth of each city and gives a sense of place and appreciation to the often undervalued physical environment.
Cities with guides include: Bristol, Cardiff, Central London, Glasgow, Inner London, Kingston-upon-Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Portsmouth and Sheffield.

Creator

  • Series editor: Peter Fox and Christopher Law

Publisher

  • Geographical Association

How to obtain

Order online at www.geography.org.uk/shop or phone 0114 296 0088.
Price £13.50 (non-members), £9.99 (GA members)

GIS for A-Level Geography

http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/

Funded by software producer ESRI and the Ordnance Survey, this DVD was given to every secondary school in the UK, for A Level students. It aims to encourage the take up of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), showcasing how GIS is used to help everyone from traffic planners in London and Bangalore to emergency responders at Aldermaston and crime investigation teams in the West Midlands. The accompanying materials include interactive games in which students get the chance to play the role of the police, planning officers and other real life GIS users.

Creator

  • Geographical Association
  • Pumpkin TV

How to obtain

£29.99 inc VAT (GA members),
£39.99 inc VAT (non-members)
Order via the Geographical Association shop.

Is the Future Sussed? A study of sustainable urban living

This title is aimed at teachers to use with their GCSE students. The book contains a complete unit of work with background information, medium-term plan and ten detailed lessons. All of the resources are available to download from a password-protected area of the GA website.
Students consider the concept of sustainable development at a wider scale by assessing the sustainability of a typical British town and applying the technique to their place. They are introduced to the idea of an urban footprint and explore the issue of transport by mapping traffic data to identify congestion hotspots, and undertaking local fieldwork.

Creator

  • John Widdowson

Publisher

  • Geographical Association

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Faster, Higher, Stronger - Is the Olympics the best way to regenerate East London?

http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=565&section=3

The transformation of the East London Lea Valley site for the London 2012 Paralympics and Olympics 'hooks' young people's curiosity to explore the key concepts which underpin the new key stage 3 curriculum. The title explores the issues through approximately 10 hours’ worth of lessons plans and is accompanied by a CD containing all the relevant resources, plus a wealth of images to support the topic. Suitable for key stage 3.

Creator

  • Andy Roberts

Publisher

  • Geographical Association

How to obtain

Order on-line at www.geography.org.uk/shop or call 0114 296 0088.
Price £14.67 (non-members), £9.78 (GA members)

Regenerating a City: The re-branding of Glasgow

http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=547&section=3

This programme explores the effects of urban decline and strategies for urban renewal through the example of Glasgow, where a major re-branding initiative, extensive dockside development and housing stock improvements have made it one of the most prosperous cities in the UK.
The resource contains a 30-minute documentary, photocopiable thinking skills activities, further background case study material and links to related internet resources.
Suitable for GCSE and post-16.

Creator

  • Pumpkin TV

Publisher

  • Pumpkin TV

How to obtain

Order online at www.geography.org.uk/shop or call 0114 296 0088.
Price £45.01 (non-members), £39.13 (GA members)

SuperSchemes Unit 26: Investigating the local area: Our town

http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=482&section=2

This unit fulfils the requirements of local study in geography, history and citizenship. All towns have a legacy of special buildings and open spaces which make them distinctive even in their own region, and all are changing. The unit demonstrates how these changes can be understood and appreciated, now and in the past: in the field and through documents, maps and photographs. There are opportunities for considering the needs of different people who use a town and a framework for using role play in a planning enquiry. Attention is also drawn to what is required to retain sustainability in a town.
Suitable for key stages 1 and 2.

Creator

  • Rachel Bowles

Publisher

  • Geographical Association

How to obtain

Order online at www.geography.org.uk/shop or phone 0114 296 0088.
Price £13.21 (non-members), £8.80 (GA members)

SuperSchemes Unit 6: Investigating the local area: Our street

http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=481&section=2

This unit uses enquiry skills from geography, history and art. The main purpose is to develop curiosity and an eye for detail, and so widen children’s knowledge and understanding of familiar and unfamiliar places. Children will develop a sense of responsibility to the built environment and learn to appreciate the cultural, historical and geographical factors which have led to each street having its own character.
Suitable for key stages 1 and 2.

Creator

  • Rachel Bowles

Publisher

  • Geographical Association

How to obtain

Order online at www.geography.org.uk/shop or phone 0114 296 0088.
Price £13.21 (non-members), £8.80 (GA members)

Sustainable Coastal Management: Case Study - Holderness DVD

http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=577&section=3

A brilliant resource for teaching about sustainable environments, this DVD investigates the coastline from Flamborough Head to Spurn Point, looking at the causes, effects and management of coastal erosion. The DVD also includes in-depth support documents in Word format, including student notes to aid understanding and teachers' notes containing approximately six hours' worth of suggested lesson plans. Suitable for use at GCSE and post-16.

Creator

  • Pumpkin TV

Publisher

  • Pumpkin TV

How to obtain

Order online at www.geography.org.uk/shop or call 0114 296 0088.
Price £45.01 (non-members), £39.13 (GA members)

Sustainable Communities - places people want? DVD

http://www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=559&section=3

Encouraging students to investigate their own communities is a key element of the new geography curriculum. This DVD offers an enquiry approach to 'My community' through a variety of accesible case studies from around the UK, featuring people and situations which will be familiar to students.
The DVD consists of an introductory video, three 15-minute programmes, Q&A cameos about careers, a PowerPoint presentation, teachers' guidance and students' worksheets.
Suitable for key stage 3, GSCE and post-16.

Creator

  • Pumpkin TV

Publisher

  • Pumpkin TV

How to obtain

Order online at www.geography.org.uk/shop or call 0114 296 0088.
Price £45.01 (non-members), £39.13 (GA members)

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