Tag Archives: China

New Population Data For The Classroom

Some recently released population data from the United Nations show some interesting future projections. Four of the 10 most populous countries in the world – Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico – will no longer be among the top 10 in … Continue reading

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

Developing Countries Lead the Way in Renewable Energy Development

A decade ago, it was the world’s wealthiest countries that accounted for the bulk of investment in renewable energy. However, since then, developing nations are today leading the way in a world where electricity demand increases while technology costs fall. … Continue reading

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

China and India to Overtake the USA Economy?

According to the UK multinational bank Standard Chartered, China is likely to become the world’s largest economy by 2020, with India overtaking the USA and moving into second place by 2030. In its report, the UK bank suggests that: “India … Continue reading

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

Infographics For The Classroom

  I have recently put myself on the mailing list from a statistics web site: http://www.statista.com It now sends me a regular supply of excellent infographics to enjoy – including some great geographical ones, useful to illustrate presentations or act … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, General Geo, Human World, Physical World, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

China’s Population Peak?

Population dynamics in a number of countries are leading to ageing populations. The United Nations rates a country as ageing if 7% of its population is over 65 years of age. A ‘super-aged’ country has over 20% of its citizens … Continue reading

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

The New Silk Road – China’s Most Ambitious Project To Date

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ project provides an excellent case study of a large scale development scheme. The $4.8 trillion OBOR (‘One Belt One Road’) initiative has been described as the ‘New Silk Road’, or ‘Silk Road 2.0’. It is estimated … Continue reading

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

World’s Population Hits 7.5 Billion

    When checking one of my favourite classroom tools recently  – the ‘World Population Clock’ found at  worldometers.info – I noticed the total for world population has now hit the 7.5 billion mark. There has been a stunning increase in world … Continue reading

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

Correcting Confusing Country Scales

I’m not a regular reader of the Daily Mail, but this resource from one of last month’s editions could be really useful for anyone teaching about map projections or the differences in scale of countries from across the world.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4231032/Fascinating-maps-reveal-scale-countries-worldwide.html … Continue reading

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

Build It And They Will Come …… Urban Planning in China & The KS3 Curriculum

My year nine students have been working on a unit of work titled ‘sustainable planning’, which involves making some comparisons between planned settlement in the developed world with unplanned shanty towns in developing world cities. The first part of this … Continue reading

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