Monthly Archives: September 2016

Australia On The Move ….. ?

If you are looking for a fresh way to  illustrate  dynamic plate tectonic activity, look no further than this recent National Geographic article about Australia. It describes how the continent has shifted by nearly 5 feet since 1994! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/australia-moves-gps-coordinates-adjusted-continental-drift/ This sort of … Continue reading

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Walking the Coastline of the UK

Have you been following the progress of Quintin Lake? He is part-way through his photographic expedition called  ‘The perimeter’, which is based on him walking 10,000 kilometres around the coast of Britain. The journey started on 17th April 2015 at … Continue reading

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Global Goals Classroom Resources

Anyone wanting to incorporate the United Nations ‘Global Goals’ into their teaching should check out the “World’s Largest Lesson” web site. http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/#the-goals It is full of creative resources such as posters, comic strips, videos and so on ready to use … Continue reading

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‘War Maps’ in London

If you happen to be in London over the next couple of months, you may want to call in to the ‘War Maps’ exhibition. It is running at the ‘Map House’ in Knightsbridge from September 23rd to November 18th, and … Continue reading

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Ian Mercer Obituary

I was saddened to read last week of the death of geographer and naturalist Ian Mercer. In 1973, he became the first chief officer of the Dartmoor National Park – and I remember him presenting a number of videos about Dartmoor … Continue reading

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Analysis of 2016 Geography GCSE and A Level Results

Time to reflect on the Geography exam results for 2016: GCSE: (Table extracted from jcq.org.uk) Main points: # GCSE geography entries increased by 7% with 15,958 more students choosing to study the subject compared to the previous year. # Geography … Continue reading

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Map Reading Week Is Coming!

The Ordnance Survey is holding a National Map Reading Week from 17th to 23rd October. During this time, free map reading workshops will be available and a variety of resources, from videos to handy guides, will be available on the web … Continue reading

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Elevation Tool From ESRI

If you have not come across the excellent elevation tool from ESRI before, I suggest you check it out. It might be particularly helpful with field trip preparation and write ups. esriukeducation.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Profile/index.html This tool provides a great Geography mapping tool … Continue reading

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Take Cover! Storm Doris Is Coming!

Last autumn, the Met Office ran a pilot project whereby members of the public suggested names for storms that have the potential to cause ‘medium’ or ‘high’ wind impacts on the UK. A new list of names has been compiled using … Continue reading

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Mexico to USA Migration Case Study Resource

***STOP PRESS  *** ** Thanks to Alan Parkinson for alerting me that this has just been removed from You Tube by Sky TV due to copyright issues. Try to catch a repeat on TV if you can! ** If anyone … Continue reading

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