Thinking Through Geography (2nd Edition)


May 2005


Thinking Through Geography is a resource for geography teachers at secondary level to create exciting and memorable geography lessons built on geography thinking skills. Teaching geography using thinking skills activities will develop transferable learning skills through interaction and independent learning.

You can now purchase the entire Thinking Through Series for the reduced price of only £149 - normally £318! Find out more about The Thinking Through Series.


Thinking Through Geography will enable you to:

  • encourage independent learning 
  • engage students in practising skills key to progression in geography
  • teach exciting and challenging geography lessons
  • enthuse students to think beyond their exams and establish a mastery of the subject.


Summary of contents

The book that started it all off and still a key resource for all geography teachers, Thinking Through Geography is a winner of the Geographical Association Gold Award and is described in the award citation as a book that creates ‘exciting and memorable lessons’ which would ‘engage, stimulate and stretch students of all ages and abilities.’

Devised by 10 classroom teachers active in the Thinking Through Geography Group, this photocopiable resource helps teachers create exciting and memorable geography lessons. It is about children’s learning and the way you can assist their learning in geography.

This resource is as much about professional development for the practising teacher as it is about high standards of geography provision.

Geography is a brilliant, exciting subject. However, our main concern is not with geography, it is with children’s learning and that is the difference. Geography should assist learning, not just be a load of content to be delivered, and it is this fresh approach that has attracted so much acclaim.

Chapter breakdown


Strategy 1: Odd One Out

Strategy 2: Living Graphs

Strategy 3: Mind Movies

Strategy 4: Mysteries

Strategy 5: Story Telling

Strategy 6: Fact or Opinion?

Strategy 7: Classification

Strategy 8: Reading Photographs

Curriculum Development

Appendix 1: Big Concepts

Appendix 2: Professional Development


Spiral bound, 225 x 297, 180 Pages, First published 1998, Second Edition 2001


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