This `Geography Goes Global’ WordPress website has been created to share teaching resources developed by the six teachers who were part of Year 2 of our project.

The major funder for this three year project has been provided by DfID with additional support and funding from The Geographical Association and South Yorkshire Development Education Centre (DECSY).


Using Sense Impressions


At the Global Geography Network Teacher Meet, held at DECSY on Tuesday 12th December 2013, Ann Hamblen describes a simple, yet immensely powerful, activity to take children on journeys to new places.

Network Meeting


Are you looking to include Geography with a Global Dimension in the learning going on in your primary classroom?

Then come along to DECSY for an hour to hear teachers like you share things they have done in their classrooms that have inspired and excited children to think globally.Tuesday 3rd December 2013 4.15pm – 5.15pm (refreshments from 3.45pm)

At: DECSY, Leadmill Road, Sheffield S1 4SE

DECSY Members FREE, others: £10

To book contact Helen: helenATdecsy.org.uk (substitue AT for @)

Concentric Circles: Session 3

I really enjoyed meeting everyone at DECSY yesterday afternoon – thank you!

These flowers gave us inspiration to learn more about the world and our place in it.

These flowers gave us inspiration to learn more about the world and our place in it.

Here are the materials I used in my session about being aware of opportunities (in a school culture which fosters this awareness for all – children, teachers and all school staff, parents and the wider school community) to encourage global thinking around curriculum learning.  In my experience, my awareness has enabled me to pick up on chances I couldn’t have planned specifically in advance for – which doesn’t mean that we don’t anticipate where chances may occur.

Y1 and Dorothy’s Flowers

Blank Questions Ppt Slide

Four ways you could follow-up from the third twilight session of Geography and the Global Dimension

  1. Locate the page `Living Geography’ which is part of the Geography and Global Dimension On-line CPD unit and then plan an activity that involves fieldwork and the children you teach.
  2. Look at the case studies on this Blog site and choose one to adapt for your own teaching – they are all listed along the banner at the top of this page.
  3. Download the PowerPoint from the Planning and Resources Page of the GA CPD Unit and adapt it for a unit of work that you are going to teach – you will find examples of ways our teachers have done this if you check out the case studies.  You’ll find Zoe’s version for her Chembakolli Unit here >>>
  4. Share some of the work that you have done with your children so that we can build up a wider bank of case-studies.

Ideas for teaching younger children about Geography and the Global Dimension

At the last session of the Geography and Global Dimension twilight session some teachers of younger children expressed concerns that we hadn’t focused enough on early years.  Here are some suggestions for where you might look:

Using Picture Books to develop geography & Global Citizenship 

Starting from a picture book – What if? (ESD)

Start Local Think Global  scroll down the page until you come to `If you’re not from the …’ and `When I went to the …’

Geography and Food

Journey’s Place and Landscape (Foundation Stage)

Africa: Your School, My School (Year 1)