Category Archives: Travel

GeoText Expedition 5 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Charmouth, Dorset.

At the beginning of July, we took the camper van to spend some time on the Dorset Coast. I wanted to include a visit to Charmouth, as I recall using an image in my lessons from an ‘old favourite’ textbook … Continue reading

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OS Maps 3D Fly-Through Tool

  The OS Maps app now contains a new feature for Premium customers – a 3D fly-through tool. This is a wonderful addition, and really helpful in visualising a chosen walking route before you actually step outside. It produces an … Continue reading

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Could One Of Your Students Be The ‘RGS Young Geographer Of The Year?’

There is still plenty of time for your students to enter the RGS Young Geographer of the Year competition. This year’s theme gives students an opportunity to explore the geography of the Arctic, and discover what makes this polar environment … Continue reading

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New 3D Resources in Google Earth

Google Earth is constantly updating its 3D imagery, and over the last year over 100 new cities have been added to the library – while already listed cities like London, New York and Amsterdam have been improved with sharper imagery. … Continue reading

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Musical Maps

I’m not sure what use these resources might have in the classroom – maybe some bright spark will come up with an idea how they could be used constructively in lessons. However, if nothing else they are a bit of … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 4 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Hay Tor, Dartmoor.

    The journey continues – this time to Hay Tor on Dartmoor. When teaching about granite scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph. The image came from a textbook titled ‘Landforms’ by Ian Galbraith and Patrick Wiegard. … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 3 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Cheddar Gorge

The next adventure took us to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. When teaching about limestone scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph: The image came from a textbook titled ‘Investigating Physical geography’’ by Neville Grenyer. Maybe the more mature … Continue reading

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