My Place storybook: a great resource to teach about the importance of place to people.
This posting is just a random selection of resources that you may be interested in to explore as you try to develop engaging and creative teaching activities.
* Australian history mysteries
* Australian War Memorial
* Classroom photographs over time - and many more photos
* Kidsgeo games The Oceana game
* Bound for South Australia
* This day in history and history orb
* Instagram as a teaching tool
* My Place in History
* Ollie’s World
* Geography Associations ‘Planet Sport
* My place in history
* Voice thread
* YouTube clips - ‘Guess that Gadget’ series
* Rouse Hill House – Historic Houses Trust NSW
* National Museum Australia
* Google Earth
* Migration Museum of SA
* Whyalla Maritime Museum
* Australian folksongs
* Language map
* How well do you know your world?
* The Aboriginal flag.
* 'Letters from Felix': Annette Langdan.
* "Are we there yet? "by Alison Lester and a YouTube to accompany the reading of the children's picture book , 'Are we there yet?' by Alison Lester (2004). Powerpoint on this by resource is available if you click her
* My "Story book" collection
* If the World were a Village by David Smith
*** You may also be interested in the corresponding blog from the 2012 class - some more great resources.***
*** The "Fun is OK" posting has plenty more great resources listed (and linked to). ***
The power of story telling
In her excellent article on storybooks in geography called Reading the world, Anne Dolan says:
"While the value of picture story books in language and literacy is widely accepted, picture story books also provide a powerful medium in the teaching of geography. They demonstrate meaningful concepts and represent the world a child is coming to know."
In this posting I have listed and linked to a range of such books and resources that may provide teaching materials for primary school teachers wanting to 'do geography' a little differently with a literacy bent. Whilst on about using literature for teaching geography I must again refer to the excellent Global Words resource from the Primary English Teachers Association Australia (PETAA) - developed in collaboration with World Vision.
* Our Geography Through Story resources: Storybook collection
* A bibliography of storybooks for geography
* Books for junior geography
* Popular geography children's book
* Children's books for the geography buff
* Geography storybooks from other cultures
* Storybooks on Pinterest
* Here also is a list of books (with links to purchasing details) suggested for the primary years of the Australian Curriculum: Geography (compiled by Sue Mann from the DECD Torrens Partnership)
Stella's star liner
My place in space
The great expedition
ABC book of seasons
Ernie dances to the Dideridoo
Lately Lily- Adventures of a traveling girl
Ruffy and me
Memorial Gary crew
Here is the African Savannah
Up and down the Andes
We're roaming in the rainforest
Where the forest meets the sea
Fire - Jackie French
If the world were a village
Where children sleep
Window on a changing World
One well (Citizen Kid Series)
A cool drink of water
Dr Seuss - where will you go?