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Teacher guide GeogSpace: years 5-6 - key understandings

TLF ID M013767

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The illustrations are designed to help teachers develop mastery of the aims and basic ideas of the Australian Curriculum: Geography, and the ways in which it develops general capabilities and links with other subjects. Illustration 1 focuses on supporting teachers in presenting concepts of geography. Illustration 2 is designed to provide guidelines for teachers on using maps, globes, atlases and electronic atlases.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Illustration 1: Pointers to understanding provides four PowerPoint presentations that teachers can use either for individual use or to generate discussion in a staff meeting.
  • Illustration 2: Globes, maps, atlases, electronic maps provides teachers with ideas and methods of using the world globe and an atlas in many imaginative ways to enhance students' skills in their use.
  • The resource relates to achievement standards of knowledge about places and space, as well as achievement standards related to skills of using globes, maps, atlases and electronic maps and atlases.
  • The resource supports the general capabilities of Literacy, Numeracy and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability. It may also relate to the cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia.
Year level

5; 6

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)
  • Organization: Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)
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  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • 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
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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