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About devongeography

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

‘Land of the Free’ for the Geography Classroom

Plenty of geography in the recently released song by ‘The Killers’ – ‘Land of the Free’. Some stunning images of refugees and the proposed Trump Wall – a great discussion starter for the classroom. Advertisements

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Web Resources for the Classroom – Web Links 3: Rivers & Flooding

Previous blogs in April and November started this series of web resources for the classroom – outlining lists for the themes of ‘Population’ and ‘Weather & Climate’. This time, for Web Links 3, I have put together a list of … Continue reading

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HSBC Globalisation Advert For The Classroom

I saw this HSBC advert on TV over the Christmas period, and thought it would make a nice starter for any lessons on globalisation:   HSBC has also produced some interesting posters along this theme: As well as some that … Continue reading

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Making Paper Globes in the Classroom

The mapscaping web site (see link below) has a range of globe templates available that can be downloaded and colour printed on A3 or A4 paper. These can then be folded by students to create a great little 3D globe. … Continue reading

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Rapid Urban Growth in India – a Top Ten List for the Classroom

I’m a sucker for a good geography list, so here is a fascinating one to start the New Year. It has been produced by Oxford Economics, following a study of 780 world cities. It predicts that the top 10 fastest-growing … Continue reading

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Your Diet Footprint and How Different Foods Impact on the Environment

A lot of people (but not me!) will be making New Year Resolutions that involve a change in their lifestyle. These may well be centred on changes to their diet – perhaps giving up (or reducing) intake of alcohol or … Continue reading

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Burgernomics – Using the ‘Big Mac Index’ to Compare Countries

  Many economists believe that exchange rates should eventually adjust to make the price of goods the same in different countries. However, a basket of goods bought in say, the USA is in reality quite different to the same basket … Continue reading

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