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Ten New Mega Cities By 2030 – Some New Data for the Classroom

According to the World Economic Forum, ten world cities are predicted to achieve mega-city status by the year 2030. Mega-cities are urban areas with over 10 million inhabitants, and there are currently 31 of them across the world. The continued … Continue reading

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Geo Lists for the Classroom

I really like an interesting ‘geo – list’, always good value for Lesson starters, class questions, and content for schemes of work. Here are a couple of gems I have come across recently. Firstly, is a list of the countries … Continue reading

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Global Goals Classroom Resources

Anyone wanting to incorporate the United Nations ‘Global Goals’ into their teaching should check out the “World’s Largest Lesson” web site. http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/#the-goals It is full of creative resources such as posters, comic strips, videos and so on ready to use … Continue reading

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Free Oxfam Resources For The New Year

If you are looking for new resources for the new school year – you may wish to check out the updated OXFAM site, which plenty to offer: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources

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World Population Data 2016

http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2016/2016-world-population-data-sheet.aspx If you want some up to date figures for your geography lessons this year – why not visit the ‘World Population Reference Bureau’ web site? You can download an excellent PDF  called the ‘World Population Data Sheet’ from here … Continue reading

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Shipping Containers For Houses?

Could steel shipping containers be used to help solve the housing problems faced by some of our major cities? construct one of India’s tallest towers — should the vision of one ambitious architecture firm come to fruition. The ‘Containerscraper’ is … Continue reading

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New Data On World Urbanisation

The profile of the world’s largest cities has changed dramatically over the past 60 years, as revealed in the charts in this article based on UN data. The last six decades have been a period of rapid urbanisation. More than … Continue reading

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Japan’s Ghost Towns in a Declining Population

After decades of struggle against overcrowding, Japan is now having to confront a different problem. With a ‘shrinking society’, what should be done with housing that nobody needs? This article examines the ‘Ghost towns’ of modern Japan: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/world/a-sprawl-of-abandoned-homes-in-tokyo-suburbs.html?_r=0

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Global Inequality is Growing

Global inequality is growing, with half the world’s wealth now in the hands of just 1% of the population, according to a new report covered by The Guardian. Some great up to date facts and figures to use in the … Continue reading

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What Is The Real Cost Of Climbing Everest?

Further to yesterday’s post, I have just come across this excellent BBC ‘I Wonder’ resource about Everest. Great help if you are wanting to talk about the film in your lessons: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z2phn39 There is also an excellent work unit on … Continue reading

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