Category Archives: General Geo

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 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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Sink Holes Around The World

I came across an interesting article in the Guardian newspaper recently – looking at some of the enormous sink holes that have opened up around the world: The photos included here would make great mystery lesson starters, like this … 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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Iceland in October – With Plenty of New Things To See

  I had the pleasure of the company of staff and students from Northampton School for Boys, and throughout our week we were blessed with really pleasant autumn weather, as well as some great views of the Northern Lights.   … 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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Build It And They Will Come – New Homes For Wildlife

As someone born and bred in rural Devon, I find it  shocking to read articles like this one that appeared in the Daily Telegraph recently: It outlined how out of touch adults have become with nature and the countryside, with … Continue reading

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