How can we develop powerful geography through a local area study at KS1?
Our local areas provide a rich starting point for children’s geographical investigations. Using case study examples from specific places, find out how the key concepts of place, space and scale can help provide a robust framework for developing the core knowledge and skills that will go on to form the bedrock for further learning.
This session will deepen your knowledge of geography at KS1 and help you construct rigorous medium-term plans based on accessible enquiry questions which link to key knowledge and skills in the National Curriculum.
This online workshop is bookable individually or can be combined with the KS2 regional workshop on the 10th November.
About the facilitator:
Ben Ballin is a Primary Geography Specialist and a member of the Primary Geography Editorial Board. Ben is an experienced teacher and trainer who leads Primary Geography networks in the West Midlands and London. He has written teaching materials for the Geographical Association, the RGS (with IBG) and the online Primary Geography website Oddizzi. In 2019, he created a Primary teaching atlas for the publisher TTS. Ben has recently led CPD on Geography planning for the OTSA and in March recorded a popular OTT podcast on climate education.
Accessing the online event
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Participation in the online event
Our online events aim to be interactive and you will be expected to have your camera and microphone on, although your microphone should be muted. We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.
This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.
Cost includes VAT which may be recovered by schools
£25 + VAT
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