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Life Size Cut-Outs for the Classroom

  When I was teaching, I always loved to make use of ‘little assistants’ in my classroom. These ranged from giant inflatable toys to glove puppets like Agnes the Pig who used to run the lessons on Friday afternoons. I … Continue reading

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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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