Category Archives: School

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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Poem For The Classroom

I recently came across this delightful poem on Twitter (source: @thebradmontague). Could it have a use in geography lessons on immigration? Perhaps it would be a good way to introduce a discussion on values, tolerance etc Let me know if … Continue reading

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Analysis of 2016 Geography GCSE and A Level Results

Time to reflect on the Geography exam results for 2016: GCSE: (Table extracted from jcq.org.uk) Main points: # GCSE geography entries increased by 7% with 15,958 more students choosing to study the subject compared to the previous year. # Geography … Continue reading

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