Category Archives: General Geo

Can You Draw A Decent World Map?

I have always believed that young people (as well as adults!) should have a decent ‘mental map’ of the world if they are to begin to understand the complexities of the world in which they live. I have to say … Continue reading

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The World’s Newest Countries

  I always cringe in our local pub quiz when the geography questions come along – and pray that they refer to something I know in order to maintain my street-cred.   In a recent quiz, a couple of questions … Continue reading

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Not Just Garden And Golf …

Since I took early retirement from my teaching career back in 2015, it has not all been gardening and golf. Apart from my regular visits to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor on behalf of Rayburn Tours, I have been … Continue reading

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DigiMap Now With Photos

The excellent Digimap For Schools service has now been updated to include photographs. Over 5 million photographs from across Britain are now available on Digimap courtesy of Geograph. This crowd-sourced project (http://www.geograph.org.uk) set out in 2005 to capture a photograph for … Continue reading

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Where On Earth Is North Korea?

There has been some pretty hot and scary geo-politics in recent times, particularly the focus on the relationship between the United States and North Korea. Alan Parkinson (aka @GeoBlogs) alerted me to a recent survey conducted by the New York Times … Continue reading

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Walking Like A Dog In Reykjavik

  On my last trip to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor for Rayburn Tours, I arrived a few hours ahead of my group. This gave me a great opportunity to explore the streets of Reykjavik with no students to … Continue reading

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World’s Population Hits 7.5 Billion

    When checking one of my favourite classroom tools recently  – the ‘World Population Clock’ found at  worldometers.info – I noticed the total for world population has now hit the 7.5 billion mark. There has been a stunning increase in world … Continue reading

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