The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) has recently seen success with its London Schools Excellence Fund (LSEF) Rediscovering London Geography project, winning a silver award in the annual Geographical Association Awards 2015.
RGS were presented with a Geographical Association (GA) Publisher’s Award – awarded to resources that the Association’s judges consider most likely to make a significant contribution to geographical education – for four items in its new suite of online teaching resources across key stages two and three.
The Rediscovering London’s Geography project seeks to improve the quality of teaching and learning of geography in London’s schools, in addition to encouraging more pupils to study geography. The suite of online resources has been designed with just this in mind and provides teachers with inspiration to take back into their classrooms.
Existing topics include:
Key Stage 2
- Mountains, earthquakes and volcanoes
- Shackleton and Antarctica
- The Mediterranean.
Key Stage 3
- Natural resources
- Glaciation and geological timescales
- Russia’s regions and roles
- Mapping London
New topics are being added on a termly basis – you can view and download all the resources here.
The Geographical Association said: “These superb, exciting and stimulating schemes of work are up-to-date and provide a blend of new and well-established teaching ideas, approaches and assessment opportunities. They come with an extensive range of high-quality downloadable resources, including PowerPoint presentations, maps and images.”
Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, commented: “It’s wonderful to hear that the resources developed by the Society have been recognised with this award. I am pleased our funding has underpinned the development of these new subject-knowledge-rich resources. They are helping primary and secondary school pupils across London to better understand the geography of their own city and the wider world.”