Magazine article Teaching Geography

Geog.1 (4Th Edition)

Magazine article Teaching Geography

Geog.1 (4Th Edition)

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geog.1 (4th edition) RoseMarie Gallagher and Richard Parish ISBN: 978-0-19-839302-3 Oxford: OU P, 2014 144 pages, 27.5cm x 22cm. Pb: £17.50

The revised edition of this well-known series has been updated in line with the new programme of study for geography at key stage 3. While most of the content (and page spreads) is familiar, there are some interesting additions. I was particularly impressed with the new chapter on glaciers. It is thorough, yet appropriate to key stage 3 readers, with interesting, engaging and open-ended activities in addition to the simpler tasks for weaker students - something I think was missing from earlier editions. In this chapter diagrams and photographs are well used to illustrate challenging content.

Other new areas included are the geological timescale - nicely incorporated into a chapter entitled 'It's your planet!' which acts as an introduction to the book. …

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