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Introduction to Place Knowledge

Tessa Willy

If locational knowledge is all about where places are, place knowledge is all about what they are like and becoming more familiar with our local area is an important starting point before making any tangible comparisons to other places. There are some ideas for doing that here.

With the new specification for the inclusion of the Americas in the curriculum, we felt it important to familiarise ourselves with ideas for locality studies there and Ben Ballin from the GA came in to help us do just that. Ben started with some generic ideas about place geography and curriculum making through his PP on core geography and teaching and learning about S America here.

Challenging misconceptions is an important part of place geography and Ben gives some good examples of how teachers might do that in these PP slides.