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Can You Draw A Decent World Map?

I have always believed that young people (as well as adults!) should have a decent ‘mental map’ of the world if they are to begin to understand the complexities of the world in which they live. I have to say … Continue reading

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AQA Fieldwork Toolkit

http://www.aqa.org.uk/resources/geography/gcse/geography/teach/fieldwork-toolkit AQA have recently produced an excellent ‘Fieldwork Toolkit’ to help teachers plan for work outside the classroom. Although it is directly linked to the newly accredited AQA GCSE syllabus, it would be an excellent support resource for teachers using … Continue reading

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Walking the Coastline of the UK

Have you been following the progress of Quintin Lake? He is part-way through his photographic expedition called  ‘The perimeter’, which is based on him walking 10,000 kilometres around the coast of Britain. The journey started on 17th April 2015 at … Continue reading

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Elevation Tool From ESRI

If you have not come across the excellent elevation tool from ESRI before, I suggest you check it out. It might be particularly helpful with field trip preparation and write ups. esriukeducation.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Profile/index.html This tool provides a great Geography mapping tool … Continue reading

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Digimap For Schools Adds Fresh Features For The New School Year

If you haven’t engaged yet with ‘Digimap For Schools’ – you should really give it a try. It is a tremendously versatile tool that is affordable for all geography departments. For me, it is an essential support resource for so … Continue reading

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Red Cross Natural Disasters Resources

If you are planning any lessons on natural disasters for the new school year, then you should take a look at the excellent new materials available on the Red Cross web site: http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources/Teaching-packages/Natural-disasters-earthquakes?utm_campaign=earthquakeresource&utm_medium=print&utm_source=print&utm_content=advert&utm_term=short-url These resources are free! They include detailed and … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favourite Grid Square?

The Ordnance Survey has recently released information identifying the most popular grid squares for route planning on their maps, using 10 years of public routing data compiled in OS maps and its predecessors. It came as no surprise to me … Continue reading

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