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Teacher guide GeogSpace: year 2 - exemplar

TLF ID M013313

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The focus is on a student's understanding of the earth, as represented by a world map and a globe. Illustration 1 is a set of activities using a globe of the world as a model of the earth. Illustration 2 develops the concept of interconnections between students and other places in Australia and the world.





Educational details

Educational value
  • Illustration 1: Our place on the globe contains a set of activities that can be completed with a globe of the world and encourages students to regard the globe as a model of the earth. The activities include references to important places, spaces and shapes. Using hands-on learning to show how the globe of the world represents the earth is the basis for understanding day and night, time differences, seasons, plate tectonics, and many other highly sophisticated ideas at a later age. Mapping these connections in a methodical way assists in learning locational geography and also understanding the complexity and richness of interconnections in the world.
  • Illustration 2: Mapping world interconnections develops the concept of interconnections between students and other places in Australia and the world. Learning to recognise the shape and location of continents and oceans helps students to use atlas maps and to achieve the standards of recognising connections, the use of different scales and geographical divisions of the world. The mapping of interconnections across the world helps toward the achievement standard of collecting information and using labelled maps to sort data.
  • The resource supports the general capabilities of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability, Intercultural understanding, and Critical and creative thinking.
Year level

2

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)
  • Organization: Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)
  • Description: Creator
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.agta.asn.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © 2013 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. This material may be copied, distributed and adapted free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all copyright notices and acknowledgements are retained.