Category Archives: Travel

New National Parks Poster for the Classroom

The Ordnance Survey has recently produced a stunning poster to celebrate 70 years of Great Britain’s National Parks: The poster shows the varied landscapes of our 15 National Parks which are ordered by the year they were created, from the … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, General Geo, Human World, Maps, Physical World, Students, Teachers, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Images of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution – particularly in the oceans – has become a major issue of modern times. I recently discovered an excellent web site that contains a series of thought provoking images that could be used to raise awareness of plastic … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, General Geo, Human World, Students, Teachers, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Travel Inspiration From An Eight Year Old Russian Boy

At the beginning of this month, the BBC news web site carried an interesting story with a distinct geographical flavour. It described the adventures of an eight-year-old boy from the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia who has won social … Continue reading

Posted in General Geo, Human World, Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

‘What Three Words’ in the News

I came across an interesting article in my newspaper recently about ‘What 3 Words’, a location referencing system I first wrote about back in December, 2016 – https://devongeography.wordpress.com/?s=What3words ‘What 3 Words’ allows you to locate specific points on a map. … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, Fieldwork, General Geo, Students, Teachers, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amazing Paper Cut City Map

I have been investigating different map styles recently, and came across this beauty. It is street map of Amsterdam created in the form of a leaf by street artist Nils Westergard. It measures 65 x 60 cm, and its intricate … Continue reading

Posted in General Geo, Human World, Maps, Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General Geo, Human World, Teachers, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Curriculum, Human World, Teachers, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment