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geog.123 3rd edition

geog.123 FAQs

The third (2008) edition

Q: Why is there a third edition of geog.123?

A: Because as teachers you have always told us you want two things: up-to-date material and books that meet curriculum needs.

In 2008, the National Curriculum was revised, and you wanted new topics and updated information to meet the need for flexibility, relevance, and topicality in your course - it was this curriculum change that drove the third edition.

Second edition or third edition?

Q: Compared to the second edition, how different is the third edition?

A: The content is very different - new topics, updated information, and many new activities.

For example, geog.123 third edition covers new topics such as the London 2012 Olympics, and has new chapters on global warming and China, among others.

But the third edition still combines a rigorous approach with the engaging style that has proved so popular and effective in classrooms.

Availability of previous editions

Q: Are the old editions still available?

A: The second edition - yes. The first edition - no.

If you use the second edition and would like to top-up, you still can. Just follow the link on the right of this page.

But remember - the second edition was published in 2005.

The first edition, however, is no longer available.

If you would like to update and move to the third edition, please contact your local Oxford education consultant (who would also be pleased to demonstrate the OxBoxes) using the link on the right. Alternatively, email fiona.mccollum@oup.com.

Higher-ability support

Q: Is there extra support material for my higher-ability students?

A: Yes - in geog.123 challenges.

Each students' book is supported by an OxBox CD-ROM and teacher's book:

  • extended 'Your Turn' questions and extension tasks stretch and challenge your higher-ability students
  • printable, photocopiable and editable resources are easy to use and can be customised to meet the needs of your students
  • answers and guidance are given in the teacher's book
  • ideal for work either in class or at home
  • work as stand-alone resources, or can be easily tipped into your other geog.123 OxBoxes to keep all your resources in one place

Lower-ability support

Q: Is there extra support material for my students with lower ability levels?

A: Yes - in geog.123 basics.

Each students' book is supported by an OxBox CD-ROM and teacher's book:

  • simplified 'Your Turn' questions and accessible worksheets encourage and motivate your lower-ability students
  • printable, photocopiable and editable resources are easy to use and can be customised to meet the needs of your students
  • answers and guidance are given in the teacher's book
  • ideal for work either in class or at home
  • work as stand-alone resources, or can be easily tipped into your other geog.123 OxBoxes to keep all your resources in one place

Workbooks

Q: How can the workbooks help me?

A: They're ideal for homework and independent study.

They're also a great solution for cover lessons. The workbooks contain a page of mostly fill-in activities for every double-page unit in the students' books.

Teacher's handbooks

Q: How can the teacher's handbooks save me time?

A: With vital support for every double-page unit in the students' books.

The teacher's handbooks give you:

  • starters and plenaries
  • objectives and outcomes
  • answers for the 'Your turn' activities
  • further suggestions for class and home work
  • help-at-a-glance - key ideas, key vocabulary, and skills practised

PLTS

Q: Are PLTS covered in geog.123?

A: Yes - and thoroughly.

For each chapter in geog.123 we have created a grid to show how its activities deliver PLTS in your classroom. These grids are available to download - just click on the link on the right hand of this page.

You can save the grids on your OxBox CD-ROM for easy reference. We hope they'll save you time, and help you demonstrate that your scheme of work with geog.123 develops PLTS for your students.

Electronic support

Q: What's the electronic support like?

A: Extensive and flexible.

The resources and planning OxBox CD-ROMs include:

  • video clips
  • interactive activities
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • editable worksheets, and answers
  • editable enquiries
  • editable 'Your turn' questions from the students' books
  • all the photos, maps and diagrams from the students' books to use again and again
  • ready-made, customisable lesson plans
  • a 'lesson player' which lets you launch your resources in sequence at the click of a button
The assessment OxBox CD-ROMs (with the assessment file) include:
  • interactive formative assessments answered on-screen, with feedback after every question and auto-marked results
  • interactive summative assessments answered on-screen, with feedback
  • printable and photocopiable PDFs, plus editable Word files, of level-marked assessments and success criteria, scored tests, and self-assessment forms

You can save your own resources in the OxBoxes too - and the software allows you to create new individual questions and assessments.

Assessment

Q: How does geog.123 support assessment?

A: Thoroughly.

For each students' book there's a dedicated assessment file and OxBox CD-ROM. This contains:

  • level-marked assessments with success criteria and feedback forms
  • scored tests, with answers and mark schemes
  • self-assessment forms
  • electronic formative and summative assessments completed on-screen with feedback

Activities

Q: What are the activities like?

A: Varied and accessible.

When writing the 'Your turn' activities for the students' books, the authors tried to make sure that students working at the lower levels would be eased in. But stretch and challenge is also provided. Activities that promote enquiry, encourage critical evaluation and provide skills practice are included.

What's it like?

Q: How would you describe geog.123?

A: As being extremely clear, comprehensive, and engaging.

geog.123 is a three-book course with a wealth of varied and flexible support materials. It's the most popular course for 11-14 geography.