Category Archives: Curriculum

UK Earthquake Resources

It was rather ironic that while spending a week studying (relatively quiet) tectonic activity in Iceland, a significant earthquake hit the UK. On my return, I gathered a few resources concerning this earthquake – having missed out on the event, … Continue reading

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Can You Name The Most Visited Cities of 2017?

  I love a good list – always handy to use with a class in those odd blank few minutes that sometimes appear at the end of a lesson. Sometimes, whole lesson sequences can be planned around them.   The … Continue reading

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Digimap Resources Now Easy To Find

I hope by now all geographers reading this blog have taken advantage of the ‘Digimap’ service provided by the EDINA national data centre for UK academia. It is a tremendously versatile tool that is affordable for all geography departments and … Continue reading

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Geography Google Doodles In The Classroom

  Did you know that you can access the archive of ‘Google Doodles’? The archive is searchable, and many of the images picture geographical themes – making them interesting resources for use in the classroom. You can access the archive … Continue reading

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Fake Maps

Like many geography teachers, I harbour something of an obsession with maps. I have recently read this excellent book by Simon Garfield, titled “On the Map”, and would highly recommend it for anyone’s Christmas reading list. It runs through a … Continue reading

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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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