Guide to picture books in geography 7–10

This supplementary document acts as a guide to support you to integrate picture books into Geography teaching and programming, when teaching geography 7–10.

This guide to using picture books in geography K–10 aims to:

  • promote and explain the value of using picture books in K-10 geography teaching for developing geographical concepts, skills, knowledge and understandings
  • encourage K–10 teachers to integrate picture books to enhance their geography teaching and programming as a geographical tool, stimulus material and/or resource
  • provide examples of geography teaching and learning activities based around specific core picture books thoughtfully selected for their geographical and literary value
  • offer examples of creative geography teaching and learning strategies that enable students to work and think geographically
  • recommend a comprehensive list of stage related, syllabus linked picture books as a resource for use in geography teaching and learning
  • inspire teachers to seek out and share picture books that add enjoyment to and enhance students’ geographical experiences.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Geography K–10 Syllabus (2017) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2024.

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