Category Archives: School

Teaching About World Heritage Sites

Continuing the theme of World Heritage Sites from the last two blog entries, here is a lesson I used to use when investigating the Jurassic Coast with key stage three students. It has been adapted from an original idea created … Continue reading

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New Sea Wall For Dawlish Railway Line

At the start of this week, Network Rail submitted plans to Teignbridge District Council for improved sea wall defences at Dawlish. This is part of the South West Rail Resilience Programme, designed as a long term solution to storm damage … Continue reading

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Unequal Scenes – Examining Inequalities In The Classroom

I came across the ‘Unequal Scenes’ web site recently, and would suggest it might have a use in the classroom. It would certainly help to generate discussion about issues of development, and could also be used for ‘compare’ and ‘contrast … Continue reading

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Web Resources For The Classroom – Web Link 2: Weather & Climate

Back in April of this year I wrote the first in a series of blogs drawing together useful web sites for the geography classroom. The first topic area was ‘Population’, and the link is below: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/web-resources-for-the-classroom-weblinks-1-population-2/ A couple of extra … Continue reading

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Wallpaper For A Classroom Makeover

If I had discovered this web site while I was still teaching, I would certainly have given my classroom a serious makeover. http://www.lovemapson.com  I love the different map collections you can choose from to select wallpapers that all geographers surely … Continue reading

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My Favourite Brain Breaks

Sometimes when I am working on a project I feel like taking a bit of a break. It seems to help relieve some tension, and refreshes my mind so that I can continue with the task at hand. In these … Continue reading

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Devon’s First Nature School

I was interested to read this week of a proposal to open Devon’s first ‘Nature School’ near Okehampton. The plans are for a combined nursery and primary school aimed at children aged 3 to 11 years on the ‘free school’ … Continue reading

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