Australian Curriculum Geography – View Year Level Descriptors, Content Elaborations, Achievement Standards, General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities. Download the entire curriculum or specific aspects of it to suit your needs.
Home page GeogSpace – There has never been a more exciting time to study geography, with it being a subject vital to the education of every young Australian in the 21st century. GeogSpace has been designed to provide materials to support primary and secondary teachers in implementing the Australian Curriculum: Geography. It has been developed by AGTA’s team of practising geography teachers, dedicated to ensuring all schools across Australia have access to a unique resource that reflects best practice using current technology and pedagogies. GeoSpace Website
Google Earth for Educators – Google Earth can help you bring a world of information alive for your students. It can be used with all grade levels, and the possibilities are endless with your imagination! Teachers can use Google Earth demos to get their students excited about geography beyond the static map. Check out the tutorials and tips page if you are not familiar with Google Earth.
Rivers and Coasts – middle primary, simple easy to read information. A good starting point for discussion about rivers and coasts.
SHOW MappingWorld – A cool interactive tool that compares countries in a wide range of areas. There are 5 main headings – People, Planet, Business, Politics and Living. There are 106 topics of comparision. Click on a topic and watch the countries grow or shrink depending on how that topic impacts on that country i.e click on ‘population and watch Indai and China grow and Australia shrink. Run your cursor over the countries to get limited data. The site also offers the same format for the US and Japan.
Sites2See – A NSW Education Department site with links to primary and secondary websites covering most subject areas.
How Stuff Works – Geography
Breathing Earth – Real time CO2 emissions, deaths, births, populations (rising/falling) and links to climate change websites. Scroll over countries to see this information for that country, click on a country to see climate change websites appropriate to that country. Click on the question mark in the top left corner to get a quick tour of how to use the site.
The oceans from space – Discover how an Oceanographer uses NASA technology to study the worlds oceans. Satellites are wonderful for looking at very large areas of the world in a very short time. An interesting site!
Spotlight on volcanoes – Britannica Education covers the topic of Volcanoes and have included a variety of learning resources that will help to explain this amazing force of nature.
Oresome Resources – learn about different energy resources and how they are produced plus energy efficency. Site includes resources, interactive activities and teacher education.
Spatial worlds website – “The introduction of spatial technology into the curriculum is more than just about the introduction and use of a new technology but really is concerned with engaging students in meaningful spatial learning.”