Category Archives: Curriculum

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

We are getting close now to this year’s Dark Skies Festival on Exmoor, which runs from Saturday 20th October to Sunday 4th November. There are 40 events taking place at different venues across Exmoor, ranging from stargazing talks to night … Continue reading

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Human Development Index Update

The latest human development index data has been recently released by the Human Development Report Office, and geography teachers would be wise to consult this to freshen up the figures they use in their classrooms. The report on the new … Continue reading

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Update to Population Web Links

Back in April of this year I wrote the first in a series of blogs drawing together useful web sites for the geography classroom. The link is below: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/web-resources-for-the-classroom-weblinks-1-population-2/ I began with the theme of ‘population’, and since then have … Continue reading

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Weather Posters for the Classroom

  I spotted a post on Twitter this week from Tony Cassidy drawing attention to a series of weather posters available on the ‘Weather Underground’ web site. https://www.wunderground.com/weather-posters   The posters cover a range of spectacular weather phenomena such as … Continue reading

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A Peoples Manifesto For Wildlife

As I continue to gather the years in my retirement, it is sad to reflect upon the many changes that have taken place in my lifetime regarding native wildlife of Britain. Between 1970 and 2013, 56% of UK species have … Continue reading

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New Storm Names For 2018

After last weekend’s experience of the wind and rain of the first major storms of this autumn, I thought it would be a good time to check out the new list of storm names issued by the Met Office and … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 6 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Lyme Regis, Dorset

  While travelling through Dorset, I always find time to visit Lyme Regis – one of my favourite coastal towns. I used to use Lyme for a GCSE fieldwork on a regular basis, it being an excellent location to study … Continue reading

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