Category Archives: Human World

‘Land of the Free’ for the Geography Classroom

Plenty of geography in the recently released song by ‘The Killers’ – ‘Land of the Free’. Some stunning images of refugees and the proposed Trump Wall – a great discussion starter for the classroom. Advertisements

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HSBC Globalisation Advert For The Classroom

I saw this HSBC advert on TV over the Christmas period, and thought it would make a nice starter for any lessons on globalisation:   HSBC has also produced some interesting posters along this theme: As well as some that … Continue reading

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Rapid Urban Growth in India – a Top Ten List for the Classroom

I’m a sucker for a good geography list, so here is a fascinating one to start the New Year. It has been produced by Oxford Economics, following a study of 780 world cities. It predicts that the top 10 fastest-growing … Continue reading

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Your Diet Footprint and How Different Foods Impact on the Environment

A lot of people (but not me!) will be making New Year Resolutions that involve a change in their lifestyle. These may well be centred on changes to their diet – perhaps giving up (or reducing) intake of alcohol or … Continue reading

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Burgernomics – Using the ‘Big Mac Index’ to Compare Countries

  Many economists believe that exchange rates should eventually adjust to make the price of goods the same in different countries. However, a basket of goods bought in say, the USA is in reality quite different to the same basket … Continue reading

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Where Do Tourists Spend Their Money?

There is a lot of data available to compare the number of tourists that visit different countries. However, the World Economic Forum has made it possible to also examine tourism through the amount of money tourists spend while abroad. In … Continue reading

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The New Silk Road – China’s Most Ambitious Project To Date

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ project provides an excellent case study of a large scale development scheme. The $4.8 trillion OBOR (‘One Belt One Road’) initiative has been described as the ‘New Silk Road’, or ‘Silk Road 2.0’. It is estimated … Continue reading

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