Supporting children's investigation of the Americas, this teachers' book features key enquiry questions, teaching ideas, curriculum links and questions for teachers to encourage them to reflect on their teaching. Topics include: Is French Guiana in South America? Who owns the Amazon?; How do regions grow along a river (Mississippi study); and What makes California special?, and many more. Taking an investigative and thoughtful approach, the book will provide teachers with excellent support for their planning and teaching.
Designed with the non-specialist in mind, the book addresses the new National Curriculum requirements to study a region within North or South America and while it takes the Americas as its focus, the resource can serve as a model for planning to teach about other distant places.