Year 3-6 Geography

Discover how to teach Geography by integrating Aboriginal perspectives and concepts of sustainability.

Program description

This professional development has been designed for Year 3-6 teachers who want to include real-world content in their Geography lessons.

Join us for individual workshops or complete the whole series.

You will grow your knowledge, teaching skills and confidence:

  • Gain ideas for sparking student interest and curiosity
  • Learn up-to-date information and real-world examples
  • Discover real ways to consolidate student learning
  • Access lesson plans and resources that you can use right away  

Cost

This series is free for Zoos Victoria members (except for the Teacher Member Movie Night). Not a member? Join here

Living Sustainably (Year 3-4 Geography)

Healesville Sanctuary
Tuesday 16 August, 9.30-3.00

During this one-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to include Aboriginal perspectives about sustainability in Year 3-4 Geography
  • Experience activities that investigate the importance of environments to people and animals
  • Explore Healesville Sanctuary and learn real-life Geography skills
  • Talk with Zoo Teachers and other classroom teachers

Recognition: certificate for 5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.2, 2.4, 6.2

Call 1300 966 784 to book your place and let us know your dietary requirements.

Working with Fire (Year 5-6 Geography)

Healesville Sanctuary
Thursday 27 October, 9.30-3.00

During this one-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to teach Year 5-6 students about bushfires and how people work together to help wildlife
  • Experience activities that investigate the influence of Aboriginal peoples on the environment
  • Explore Healesville Sanctuary and learn real-life Geography skills
  • Talk with Zoo Teachers and other classroom teachers

Recognition: certificate for 5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.2, 2.4, 6.2

Call 1300 966 784 to book your place and let us know your dietary requirements.

Aboriginal Cultures and Sustainability (Year 3-6 Geography)

On-demand at a time that suits you.

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to weave Aboriginal cultures and sustainability into your teaching of Geography
  • Discover real-world examples of how people care for the land and animals
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

Recognition: certificate for 1 hour of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.2, 3.4, 6.2

Fighting Extinction Schools Mentoring

Design or enhance educational programs for your class with the support of a highly skilled Zoo Teacher.