Geography Christmas Spirit Anyone?

It is always difficult to resist introducing a bit of ‘Christmas Spirit’ into lessons – so why not make use of some of these resources before the end of term?

How Far Does Santa Have to Travel

Just type in your own address, and distance figures, travel times, and a map are instantly produced for you! Here are the results for my home town – hope he makes it on time!




Official NORAD Santa Tracker

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NORAD (The North American Aerospace Defense Command) web site has a load of Christmas themed games and gimmicks, culminating in the ‘Santa Tracking’ programme on Christmas Eve, when you can follow the Big Man on his journeys across the globe.


Here are some of the Santa Track videos from last year:

Google Santa Tracker

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Christmas Facts

Or for something a bit different – some thought-provoking facts about Christmas (thanks to @MrTomlinsonGeog on Twitter:

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Happy Christmas all!


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Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!
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