Teaching and learning about South America at KS2

This interactive course will support curriculum-making for a student enquiry into South America. In line with National Curriculum 2014, it will include an overview of the continent and a more detailed look at a region within it.

Monday, 9 November 2015 - 9:00am
9th November 2015, Bristol
This is a Geographical Association course, led by Tide~ global learning. For details of venue, prices and bookings contact  



Course overview

This will incorporate and contextualise both place and locational knowledge, and some of the key terminology outlined in the National Curriculum. Drawing on a range of recently-published sources, it will look at some of the key issues affecting this diverse and rapidly-developing part of the world and how they are influenced by the inter-related processes of human and physical geography.

The course will draw on a range of geographical skills, including map work and critical questioning. It will include time for reflection on some of the teaching issues presented when teaching about ‘developing countries’.

Delegate reviews of this course

“Practical ideas to help teach a unit of work”

“Excellent ideas for resources”

Aims and outcomes

By the end of the course, teachers will:

  • be equipped to confidently plan and teach a unit about South America at key stage 2
  • be familiar with key elements of National Curriculum 2014 and how they can be used as a basis for curriculum-making
  • have enhanced their own subject knowledge about South America
  • have explored some of the pedagogical and ethical issues involved in teaching about ‘developing countries’
  • be familiar with a range of resources to support their planning.

Course programme

09.00-09.30: Coffee and registration

09.30-11.00: Session 1: Teaching about South America in NC 2014

11.00-11.15: Refreshment break

11.15-12.45: Session 2: Investigating South America

12.45-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.30: Session 3: Starting to plan a unit for your school

15.30: Close