Description : Now available as a single textbook, Key Geography for GCSE has been completely revised and updated to meet all the requirements of the 2002 GCSE Geography specifications. The core content from the previous editions has been combined in one textbook. Suitable for all the GCSE specifications from each awarding body, this edition builds on the popular approach of the revised Key Stage 3 Key Geography series. The revised Teacher Resource Guide has been completely rewritten providing generic resources to support the core textbook. An Accompanying CD-ROM contains all the teacher resources in a downloadable format and editable schemes of work, linking the text to each of the GCSE specifications and Standard Grade.
Description : This photocopiable resource provides Thinking Skills activities for each chapter of New Key Geography for GCSE, designed to motivate students and improve their performance.
Description : All pupils in a mixed-ability classroom will be able to make effective use of these new editions, as the language level has been carefully monitored for both average and lower ability pupils. Pupils' attention and interest will be captured by exciting new material, directly relevant for GCSE exams. Pupils will progress easily to studying at GCSE level, as the familiar Key Geography approach is sustained from Key Stage 3. Pupils' vital decision-making skills may be practised using the extended case studies included in the new editions. Relevance and accuracy for GCSE examinations are guaranteed by the provision of a syllabus-matching guide, provided in the Teacher's Resource Guides.
Description : Written as a resource for more able pupils, this book offers challenging material that develops the existing series. It is an extension that develops a higher level of skill in both range and depth; links exercises and case studies to Internet sites and ICT activities; encourages the study of themes and places to more depth; has an increased amount of text and uses a higher level geographical vocabulary; offers greater opportunities for individual research, oral work and discussion and increases the opportunities for the development of values and attitudes.
Description : Activity Masters provides resources, activities and writing frames to accompany the Key Geography and New Key Geography series. Designed to extend learning, the materials can be used in class or as homework to reinforce geographical skills and develop literacy and numeracy.
Description : Designed to develop students' geographical skills and to enable them to understand how and when to apply them, this book develops communication skills through the use of graphs, maps, photographs, writing and enquiry learning. It fits into any scheme of work and supports any Key Stage 3 geography course. Accompanied by a photocopiable pack of activity masters to provide teachers with additional resources to teach and develop these skills.
Description : Best-selling course for Key Stage 3 and GCSE Geography. Written to meet the needs of pupils and teachers. Is accessible and flexible in use, provides coherent materials with built-in progression, is attractive and fun to use, is appropriate for pupils of differing abilities and working at different levels, encourages an enquiry approach to learning, includes a broad range of teaching and learning methods in the activities, addresses the new requirements of the revised National Curriculum and QCA SoW, provides full teacher support.
Description : ‘For geographers across the globe this book provides the arguments for a return to the teaching of geography and why they should reject the politicisation of the subject by education policy makers and politicians. Standish’s careful critique shows the necessity of a depoliticised geography curriculum the irony of which would be that it would ensure that every child could point to Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan on a map.’ Prof. Dennis Hayes – Oxford Brookes University, UK 'A prescient and critical analysis of the changing face of geography teaching. This book deserves to be widely read and debated. Alex Standish's book puts current trends in geography teaching in historical and critical context. It comprises a forthright and timely defence of geographical education for its own sake.' Dr Jim Butcher, FRSA, Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church University. Since the early 1990s, educational policy makers and some subject leaders have been seeking to fundamentally change the teaching of geography in UK and US schools, from a subject which encourages students to explore spatial concepts, ideas and skills, to a more ethics based subject concerned with the promotion of environmentalism, cultural diversity and social justice. In this book the new approach is critically examined, within a historical and ideological context, addressing a number of fundamental questions: Should geography be used as a tool for the delivery of citizenship ideals? How does this affect the intellectual and moral value of geographical education for young people? If the state and teachers are taking more responsibility for the values, attitudes and emotional responses of students, how will they learn to develop these qualities for themselves? If global perspectives shift the focus of education from learning about the outside world to learning about the self, what is its vision of social progress and conception of social change? This book advocates a return to liberal models of education, arguing that the new approach to geography currently being promoted for schools fundamentally undermines the educational value of the subject, and the freedom of young people to shape the world in which they live. A vital resource for teachers and student teachers alike, Global Perspectives in the Geography Curriculum makes a significant contribution to the growing debate about the future direction of the discipline itself.
Description : A series of photocopiable activity files that provide opportunities to help develop active learning and critical thinking skills.
Description : Providing a course for Key Stage 3 and GCSE Geography, this flexible series is designed for pupils of differing abilities and working at different levels. It incorporates a broad range of teaching and learning methods, and each of the pupils' books is accompanied by a teacher's resource guide.