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Primary Geography Handbook Extension Project Maps and Stories

Maps and stories have a wonderful relationship with each other: they bring places, settings, issues and experiences to life and provide a supporting framework in which learners can explore, record, explain, comprehend and envisage the changing world around them.

Read the Primary Geography Handbook chapter: Geography and language development

‘… however much we have been encouraged to see literacy as the supreme priority, English and geography should not be viewed as master and servant, but as mutually supportive elements in a holistic approach to children’s learning.’

Liz Lewis (2004) p.149

Examples for children categorised by age group

4-7 years

Everyday lives

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6-9 years

Changing environments

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8-11 years

Mapping landscapes

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With thanks to Rachel Bowles

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