Monthly Archives: March 2017

Polar Bear Map Of the World

I have come across some of these funky maps before – where the countries and continents of the world have been arranged to represent different animals – but this is a new version for me. It shows the countries of … Continue reading

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Correcting Confusing Country Scales

I’m not a regular reader of the Daily Mail, but this resource from one of last month’s editions could be really useful for anyone teaching about map projections or the differences in scale of countries from across the world.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4231032/Fascinating-maps-reveal-scale-countries-worldwide.html … Continue reading

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City Aerial Photos To Start lessons

http://www.travelandleisure.com/photography/airpano-aerial-photos-around-the-world  Since buying my first drone, I have become really interested in the use of aerial photographs in the classroom. This site contains 12 stunning images that would be great discussion starters for lessons. The images have been produced by … Continue reading

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City Map Quiz

There are plenty of geography-based quizzes available online, but I particularly like this one:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/quizzes/Quiz-Can-you-identify-these-cities/  Titles have been removed from 15 maps – and the quiz asks you to identify the cities they show.  In addition, there are further links … Continue reading

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Using GPS Info on the I Phone

I have recently been making regular use of a simple tool available on my I Phone. iPhones includes a GPS chip just like the one found in stand-alone GPS devices, and the ‘Compass’ app gives a clear display of GPS … Continue reading

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Pack A Disaster Bag

Anyone teaching about responses to natural disasters may want to check out the web site for Sacramento County: http://www.sacramentoready.org/ It includes a good deal of information about responses and preparedness, and I particularly like their advert that tries to encourage … Continue reading

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Weather Resources For the Classroom

http://www.metlink.org/ There are some great resources on this site for teaching weather and climate at both primary and secondary level – worth exploring. I particularly like this ‘cloud wheel’ to assist identification of cloud formations: Download a copy for yourself … Continue reading

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