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Australia On The Move ….. ?

If you are looking for a fresh way to  illustrate  dynamic plate tectonic activity, look no further than this recent National Geographic article about Australia. It describes how the continent has shifted by nearly 5 feet since 1994! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/australia-moves-gps-coordinates-adjusted-continental-drift/ This sort of … 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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Map Reading Week Is Coming!

The Ordnance Survey is holding a National Map Reading Week from 17th to 23rd October. During this time, free map reading workshops will be available and a variety of resources, from videos to handy guides, will be available on the web … Continue reading

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Take Cover! Storm Doris Is Coming!

Last autumn, the Met Office ran a pilot project whereby members of the public suggested names for storms that have the potential to cause ‘medium’ or ‘high’ wind impacts on the UK. A new list of names has been compiled using … Continue reading

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Olympic Gold Medal Demography Table

Now that the excellent Rio Olympics have concluded – some of the medal data may be used in the geography classroom. I like this twist on the gold medal table – redrawn with the country’s population for each gold medal … Continue reading

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Linking Surnames To UK Places

This web site may have a use in the geography classroom – if nothing else, it could be a bit of fun in a spare lesson moment. http://named.publicprofiler.org/ It has been developed as part of a project by geographers at … 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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