Category Archives: Human World

Geography South West Web Site – A New Resource Hub for Students and Teachers

https://www.geographysouthwest.co.uk/ The new ‘geographysouthwest’ website is now live! Thanks to the efforts of geographers Simon Ross, John Davidson and Emma Espley, the new ‘geographysouthwest’ website is live! The site includes resources for primary, key stage three, GCSE, and university level.  … Continue reading

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Bring Statistics Alive In The Classroom

This web site can be a bit of fun, but it also has some relevant statistics that could be used in the geography classroom. Web link: https://neal.fun/life-stats/ It is simple to navigate, and involves entering a birth date to see … Continue reading

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Eyam Village Has Been Here Before – Social Isolation in the17th Century

In these dark days of COVID 19 confinement, I have spent time researching some of the social geography associated with the virus. I was particularly interested in finding out about aspects of community confinement, self-sufficiency, and adaptation across the United … Continue reading

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What To Do With My Plastic Coffee Pods?

I have been gathering some information this week about decomposition times for some of the many items we condemn to landfill. I have included some of them below: Time figures do vary from source to source, but it is very … Continue reading

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World Wine Industry Responds To Climate Change

I recently enjoyed a wonderful holiday in South Africa – and apart from some excellent golf, one of the highlights was being able to visit a number of vineyard estates in the Cape wine region. As I sipped on yet … Continue reading

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Warming Stripes Climate Change Visualisations

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog about ‘warming stripes’ and how they could be used to add strong visual images to lessons on climate change: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/climate-change-visualisations/ These ‘warming stripe’ graphics are visual representations of the change in … Continue reading

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State of Nature Report 2019

I recently came across this report form the National Biodiversity Network, titled ‘State of Nature 2019’. It provides a wide range of resources that could be very useful in supporting some geography lessons, particularly those with a theme of climate … Continue reading

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Climate Change Resources For The 2020 Classroom

Happy New Year to all geographers! There is no doubt that the subject of climate change will figure prominently in a lot of school lessons next year – indeed, it could be argued that it should form the spine of … Continue reading

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Most Visited Countries 2019

I always love a good ‘geo list’ – great to include in lesson content, to use as a lesson opener or closer, to use in quizzes, or to use as part of wall displays (especially the ‘hide the answer behind … Continue reading

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A Visit to Botallack Mine on the Tin Coast

Botallack is a key location on the ‘Tin Coast’, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Much of the landscape of this area was transformed in the 18th and early 19th centuries as a result … Continue reading

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