Monthly Archives: May 2017

World Poverty Clock Web Site

http://worldpoverty.io/ The ‘World Poverty Clock’ web site can be very impactful starter for geography lessons on themes of development. It is a real-time graphic estimate of the numbers of people in the world living in poverty, and can be projected … Continue reading

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How Far Do Children Roam?

I came across this interesting graphic recently from the Wildlife Trusts: I fully realise social conditions have altered considerably since 1915, but perhaps a good dose of geographical educationย at school might help our future parents-to-be to explore the outdoors with … Continue reading

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The World At Night Quiz

Here’s a nice little test for geographers – can you identify these cities from night-time photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station? Try these tasters, and then go to the full quiz via the link below: I wont … Continue reading

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Can You Draw A Decent World Map?

I have always believed that young people (as well as adults!) should have a decent ‘mental map’ of the world if they are to begin to understand the complexities of the world in which they live. I have to say … Continue reading

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The World’s Newest Countries

  I always cringe in our local pub quiz when the geography questions come along – and pray that they refer to something I know in order to maintain my street-cred.   In a recent quiz, a couple of questions … Continue reading

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Not Just Garden And Golf …

Since I took early retirement from my teaching career back in 2015, it has not all been gardening and golf. Apart from my regular visits to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor on behalf of Rayburn Tours, I have been … Continue reading

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DigiMap Now With Photos

The excellent Digimap For Schools service has now been updated to include photographs. Over 5 million photographs from across Britain are now available on Digimap courtesy of Geograph. This crowd-sourced project (http://www.geograph.org.uk)ย set out in 2005 to capture a photograph for … Continue reading

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