Category Archives: Human World

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: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/nov/08/biggest-city-sinkholes-fukuoka-around-world-in-pictures? 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 – Reaching A Tourism Tipping Point?

Iceland has become such a popular tourist destination in recent years, a number of tensions are beginning to appear. The exponential rise in visitor numbers is in danger of threatening the very beauty people travel to Iceland to enjoy. Iceland’s … Continue reading

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World Poverty Clock Web Site

http://worldpoverty.io/ The ‘World Poverty Clock’ web site can be very impactful starter for geography lessons on themes of development. It is a real-time graphic estimate of the numbers of people in the world living in poverty, and can be projected … Continue reading

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The World At Night Quiz

Here’s a nice little test for geographers – can you identify these cities from night-time photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station? Try these tasters, and then go to the full quiz via the link below: I wont … 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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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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