Mar 16

1.6 Contemporary Issue

Hey,

We are currently trying to decide what issue to look at with our students. If you could suggest something fun and exciting that would be awesome as we have not used this standard for a while.

Thanks

Mar 02

New committee for 2014 – see who they are here.

AGTA Committee 2014 contact details
 
Chairperson: Mary Robinson, agtassociation@gmail.com
Secretary: Jade Thomas, agtassociation@gmail.com
Treasurer: Claire McKay, agtassociation@gmail.com
 Sarah Bryson, Jean McCann, Jane Evans, Amy Dennis, Lizzy Knight, Jane Foster, Graeme Cope; Jade Thomas; Steve Mouldey; Sarah Kemble: Hattie de Vries
 BOGT Rep: TBC;   Teacher training: Jane Butcher & Phil Hornblow: University Liaison: TBC
Mar 02

AGTA Subscription 2014

Join AGTA this year.

The objectives of the AGTA are:

1. To promote, encourage and advance the teaching of and research into Geography.

2. To represent and protect its members’ interests.

3. To produce and disseminate materials.

4. To liaise with other related groups and associations as well as with professional organisations of teachers of Geography.

2014 MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION AGTA

Jan 24

Have a wonderful year teaching Geography

 

welcome-back

We are looking forward to another great year of geography  – teaching and learning in classrooms up and down the country.

Maybe a wonderful starter lesson for the year – thanks Jacinda (at AGGS) for this link.

27 Incredible Views You’d Only See If You Were A Bird

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/27-incredible-views-youd-only-see-if-you-were-a-bird

 

 

 

Jan 14

How about some geography stories from the summer to discuss with your students…

Here are a few that come to mind:

Snow storms in USA

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/04/northeast-snow-storm_n_4541126.html

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Rescue of scientists in Antarctica

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/world/antarctica-ship-stuck/

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Heat wave in Australia

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/20753877/fire-crews-on-alert-as-south-east-australia-sizzles-in-heatwave/

temp across australia

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/15/whats-cranking-up-heat-south-eastern-australia

http://www.3news.co.nz/Heatwave-strikes-Australia-bushfires-blaze/tabid/417/articleID/327018/Default.aspx

 

China eases the one child policy

http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/28/china-eases-one-child-policy/

Hobbit returns to the big screen

http://new-zealand.etbnews.com/179572/experience-new-zealands-spectacular-landscapes-hobbit-desolation-smaug/

Japan’s new island grows

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140103-niijima-nishino-shima-japan-island-volcanoes-science/

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Climate change in New York

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131226-statue-liberty-ellis-island-climate-change-science-photos/

Rainforest warriors

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131222-amazon-kayapo-indigenous-tribes-deforestation-environment-climate-rain-forest/

Jan 12

How far are students allowed to walk?

Just think of all the interesting things you could do with this photo. I recall there is something about women and how far they go from place to place as well in Christchurch – published a number of years ago. Could this be a research task for students???

 

Sheffield