This book outlines how good teaching of primary geography can extend children’s world awareness and help them make connections between their environmental and geographical experiences. Chapters offer guidance on important learning and teaching issues as well as the use and creation of resources from the school environment to the global context. It covers all the key topics in primary geography including: understanding places physical and human geography environmental sustainability learning outside the classroom global issues citizenship and social justice. Summaries, classroom examples and practical and reflective tasks are included throughout to foster understanding and support the effective teaching of primary geography.

Exploring Global Dimensions and Places Elsewhere in the World

Exploring Global Dimensions and Places Elsewhere in the World

Chapter objectives

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This chapter enables you to:

  • appreciate the importance of children learning about the wider world through geographical study;
  • develop an understanding of global learning, the global dimension and global citizenship;
  • provide reasons for teaching about countries and regions in primary geography;
  • understand about teaching distant locality studies through primary geography;
  • know of approaches to teaching and learning about distant places in the wider world;
  • know about a range of resources to use when teaching about the wider world;
  • be aware of some of the challenges faced when teaching about the wider world.


Children are fascinated by the world around them. This extends beyond their direct experiences. They hear about other parts of the ...

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