Saturday, July 7, 2018

New Directions in Humanities Conference in Philadelphia



Image above: 4 July celebrations in Philadelphia


A conference on Humanities at Pennsylvania University: 5-7 July.

Presentation to download




Some useful HaSS links

Humsteach
GeogSpace
AC History Units
Geogaction
DECD Learning Resources for Australian Curriculum 
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website

Geography Teachers Association of South Australia
History Teachers Association of South Australia
History Teachers Association of Australia
Legal Education Teachers Association SA (LETASA)
Business Educators Australia

Email contact:
malcolm.mcinerney@unisa.edu.au


* The Australian Curriculum Portal



A selection of HASS resources and links




 Being a Citizen: a resource for Civics and Citizenship programming


 South Australian Parliament teaching resources



The role of juries eBook (DECD Outreach Education)



Suffragettes site (DECD Outreach Education)


Discovering Democracy resources 



* Parliamentary Education Office resources



A primary school resource from Parafield Gardens Primary School for Civics and Citizenship



A primary school resource from Parafield Gardens Primary School for Economics and Business


* DECD Australian Curriculum: HASS resources 

The DECD "Making the Australian Curriculum work for us' resource has been designed  to support the teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum: HASS.

As you can see below the resource to date includes a creative animation, broadsheets on the curriculum, sound bites and 'talking heads'.

The Story of the learning areas animation. An excellent animation on 'What is Geography for'



The HaSS curriculum, year by year, all on one page in the Learning Area Explorer.




Achievement Standards Charts and activities (soon to be updated for HaSS F-7)


* The RSLSA Virtual War Memorial

A great resource for commemoration activities, historical research and work on Australian identity in the Civics and Citizenship curriculum.





Changing Worlds: The South Australian Story (DECD Outreach Education resource)


 
* South Australian Aboriginal Cultural Studies Curriculum
http://dlb.sa.edu.au/tlsmoodle/enrol/index.php?id=83
Click on ACS Aboriginal Cultural Studies course, log on as a Guest and then in the next screen,enter password in reverse as mentioned.

* DECD Outreach Education



Some other useful DECD Outreach Education resources for the teaching of HaSS

Muslim Cameleers website: (South Australian Museum)




Curator’s Table: German migrants experiences in Australia during World War I web based resource:




iPad inquiry trails to be undertaken on site at the South Australian Maritime Museum:






Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Australian experience in South Africa




* Links to look at related to geography in Australia
Spatialworlds blog
GeogSpace website
ACARA website
ACARA Australian Curriculum portal 
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
Geogaction
Spatialworlds website

manning@chariot.net.au


SA Geography Teachers Conference in Johannesburg

I am attending the South African Geography Teachers Association Conference in Johannesburg this week. Here are some resources for the participants. 





Links to the PowerPoints for the SAGTA/ GeoforAll conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2017

Some useful links

* GeogSpace: the resource from AGTA and Education Services Australia (ESA) to support the Australian Curriculum: Geography



* Spatialworlds blogspot: 350 postings on everything you wanted to know about geography but to afraid to ask!




 
*The fantastic Scoop.it resource with thousands of Internet sites related to geography in schools
* Geographical thinking Scoop.it
* Spatial literacy Scoop.it
* Spatial Education and technology Scoop.it
* Scoop.it sites from Seth Dixon
* GTAV Australian Curriculum Scoop.it on each year level



BBC physical geography site


CK site for physical geography.


GIS Zone: A great site to start using spatial technology.



Map Zone: An excellent basic mapping site





















ACARA Introduction on Australian Curriculum: Geography    




The Story of the learning areas animation. An excellent animation on 'What is Geography for'




The geography curriculum, year by year, all on one page in the Learning Area Explorer.



Monday, August 8, 2016

Getting out and about with spatial technologies - from Victoria


Image above: The Spatial Technologies and Fieldwork from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

Related links to Spatialworlds
GeogSplace (a teaching blog for Year 12 geography)
Geogaction (geography professional learning blog)
Spatialworlds website
GeogSpace

Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
manning@chariot.net.au







This really useful spatial technology and fieldwork resource is the product of a 2015 VCAA pilot project that trialed evidence-based practice of digital learning through the use of personal mobile devices and spatial technologies. Teachers and students from two Victorian schools, Werribee Secondary College and Bayside P-12 College participated in the pilot.

The site contains an application guide, and cases studies on Levels 7-8 Landforms and Landscapes and Levels 9-10 Geographies of Interconnections.




The case studies show how students used their personal mobile devices in the field with free apps utilising global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers, to collect their fieldwork data. This became the basis for post-fieldwork analysis tasks using cloud-based data sharing and mapping using a basic Geographic Information System (GIS).

Thanks to Stephen Matthews for this information - a great Australian based resource Stephen, congratulations.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Citing cities


Image above: Viewing urbanisation over time.

Related links to Spatialworlds
GeogSplace (a teaching blog for Year 12 geography)
Geogaction (geography professional learning blog)
Spatialworlds website
GeogSpace

Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
manning@chariot.net.au


The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation – mapped

Recent research, published in the journal Scientific Nature Data, transcribed and geocoded nearly 6,000 years (from 3700BC to AD2000) of human population data. The report provides a gargantuan resource for scholars hoping to better understand how and why cities rise and fall – and allowed blogger Max Galka to map the changes on his site Metrocosm.

Over the years the Guardian has produced some great resources on cities for us to learn about and consider. Go to The Story of Cities, a 51-part history of urbanisation from Baghdad to Beijing, Dubai to Dadaab