Category Archives: Curriculum

Would Your Students Spot Missing Countries On A World Map?

I always liked using an ‘upside down’ world map in the classroom – like this one available from http://www.hemamaps.com It challenges pupils’ perceptions – while at the same time maintaining accuracy of a good world map. However, I came across … Continue reading

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How Much Of The UK IS Built On?

The BBC published a fascinating web article last week that should be of interest to geographers. It was titled ‘How Much Of Your Area Is Built On?’, and allows you to find out exactly how the land is used in … Continue reading

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Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van

Last month saw the arrival of a new addition to the family – a shiny new(ish) VW camper van. After many years of overseas travel – including a wide range of visits to all seven continents – it was always … Continue reading

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Dark Skies Celebration On Exmoor

Exciting times ahead in my area this half term, as the Exmoor National Park ‘Dark Skies’ Festival is launched. In 2011, a large part of Exmoor National Park (EPNA) became Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve.  It is official world … Continue reading

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Come On Aileen – First UK Storm Of The Season

The recent hurricane activity in the USA and the Caribbean has provided geography teachers with some really interesting materials to work with in their classrooms, but perhaps now it time to look at weather conditions a bit nearer to home. … Continue reading

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Mapping Fieldwork Routes With Phone Apps – Strava and Relive

Some of my cycling friends have persuaded me to make use of the excellent Strava app to record my leisurely trips through the Devon countryside. I have also found it to be a great tool to support fieldwork exercises – … Continue reading

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Where Has The Summer Gone? Blame It On The Jet Stream!

Another wet summer – blame it on the jet stream! After a great spell of sunny weather in late May and June, the summer holidays have been a real disappointment so far. As a geographer, you may be asked to … Continue reading

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