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  • 22 Apr 2016 5:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 19 Aug 2014 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Who should attend

    P–12 teachers wanting to integrate the QCAA G20 resources into their classroom.


    The workshop will focus on:

    ·         showcasing the QCAA G20 resources, e.g. G20 map, virtual field trip, teaching and learning activities and videos.

    ·         identifying the links between the QCAA G20 resources and the curriculum, e.g. Australian Curriculum: Geography, Studies of Society and Environment Essential Learnings, Economics Senior Syllabus 2010, Geography Senior Syllabus 2007

    ·         demonstrating and modelling how the QCAA G20 resources can be integrated into teaching and learning activities and planning.

    This professional development workshop has relevance to elements of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: one, two, three, five and six.

    The workshop will form the basis for a video that will be accessible for teachers in rural and regional Queensland schools.


    This workshop is offered at no cost to registered participants.

    Dates and venues







    Brisbane North

    28 Aug 14

    3:30 pm – 5 pm

    Kedron Wavell Services Club
    375 Hamilton Road (entrance via Kittyhawk Drive), Chermside


    Brisbane Central

    1 Sep 14

    3:30 pm – 5 pm

    QCAA South Brisbane
    Level 7, 154 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane




    3:15 pm


    3:30 pm

    Welcome and introduction

    ·         Showcase of QCAA G20 resources

    4 pm

    Using QCAA G20 resources in the classroom

    ·         Using the G20 resources to develop effective teaching and learning for the different
    phases of schooling:

    ·         Early years

    ·         Middle primary

    ·         Lower secondary

    ·         Upper secondary

    5 pm



    Register as early as possible because workshops may be cancelled or combined if insufficient registrations are received. Please check that you have received confirmation of your registration via email from QCAA. if you do not receive a confirmation email. Only registered participants may attend this workshop. 

  • 23 Feb 2014 8:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Primary school teachers have a very significant role in

    the teaching of geography in Australia, because they

    will be responsible for seven of the nine years in which

    the subject will be compulsory in probably the majority

    of schools. However, they may be unsure what this

    subject is all about, as few will have done more than a

    minimal study of geography at the tertiary level. The aim

    of this book is to help them understand the Australian

    geography curriculum that is about to be implemented

    across the nation, and feel confident in teaching it.

    Chapter 1 explains geography as a subject, discussing why it is in the curriculum and highlighting

    concepts and ways of thinking relevant to the primary school years. It also outlines what

    geography contributes to a primary school education. Chapters 2 and 3 address each of the two

    strands in the geography curriculum – Knowledge and Understanding, and Inquiry and Skills – and

    show how the strands are structured. They also identify the key progressions from Foundation to

    Year 6 that teachers and curriculum planners should be aware of, provide suggestions on how to

    link geography content with related material in mathematics, science and history, and explain how

    geography contributes to the development of the cross-curriculum priorities of Asia, Aboriginal and

    Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and sustainability.

    The rest of the book has a chapter on each year from Foundation to Year 6. These contain:

    • a discussion of each of the content descriptions in the two strands, and their elaborations.
    • comments on any problems in interpreting and teaching the content descriptions and

    elaborations, along with ways of solving them.

    • explanations of what some of the content means.
    • suggestions on the order in which the content prescribed for the year could be taught and on

    ways of combining or rearranging it.

    • suggestions on ways of integrating the teaching of the two strands.
    • links with the curriculum for other subjects.
    • tables on the relationship between content descriptions and Achievement Standards, and

    comments on how to interpret some of words in the Standards.

    The author, Alaric Maude, is a retired Associate Professor of Geography at Flinders University in

    Adelaide, South Australia. He was the Lead Writer and Writing Coach for the Australian geography


    The book may be ordered online from the publisher, Hawker Brownlow, at, code

    HB1710. The price is $35.95.

  • 13 Nov 2013 9:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Google Earth is a great tool for students to use to explore the world. Building tours in Google Earth and Google Maps is one of my favourite activities for students to do to tell a story. It can take a while to understand all of the nuances of creating tours in Google Earth. Fortunately, Google recently introduced Tour Builder which makes it easier than ever to create tours in Google Earth.
  • 11 Sep 2013 10:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members are able to access some great new teaching resources in the Members section.


    Simply LOG IN to access them

  • 31 May 2013 1:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can now create your own GeoGuessr game at GeoSettr (Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the tip).

    By the way, I’ve made a couple of other additions to that games list:

    You can create a Mission Map Quest game here, and a Google Maps scavenger hunt at Terra Clues.

  • 21 May 2013 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Australia's Engagement with Asia: Indonesia

    Case studies in water, food, urbanisation and human wellbeing

    Australia's engagement with Asia: Indonesia is an engaging and easy-to-use teaching resource that supports the Australian Curriculum: Geography. It includes six DVD chapters with related texts and worksheets developed by World Vision and the Australian Geography Teachers Association.

    It directly addresses two cross-curriculum perspectives: Sustainability and Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia.


  • 15 May 2013 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Geo Learn: 21st Century Learning Activities for Geography and SOSE

    Website for registration:

    Flyer can be found here:
  • 26 Apr 2013 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The new AGTA website has been posted at The site
    contains the keynote presentations from the recent AGTA Conference in Perth.

    The edited talks of Tim Costello, David Lambert, Peter Newman and Simon
    Catlin are worth a look at
    - as well as the rest of the site. Thanks to Rob Berry, the AGTA
    secretary for all his work on the new site.

    Whilst talking about websites, we plan for the AGTA/ESA GeogSpace website
    (containing materials to support the Australian Curriculum: Geography) to be
    on-line some time in May - and hopefully the geography curriculum as well if
    all goes to plan in May.

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