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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

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Adventure Tourism Index

Anyone studying tourism in their lessons might like to investigate the countries of the world through the ‘Adventure Tourism’ Index. This is regularly published by the Adventure Travel Trade Association along with the George Washington University – in order to … Continue reading

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Unequal Scenes – Examining Inequalities In The Classroom

I came across the ‘Unequal Scenes’ web site recently, and would suggest it might have a use in the classroom. It would certainly help to generate discussion about issues of development, and could also be used for ‘compare’ and ‘contrast … Continue reading

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Human Development Index Update

The latest human development index data has been recently released by the Human Development Report Office, and geography teachers would be wise to consult this to freshen up the figures they use in their classrooms. The report on the new … Continue reading

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World Poverty Clock Web Site

http://worldpoverty.io/ The ‘World Poverty Clock’ web site can be very impactful starter for geography lessons on themes of development. It is a real-time graphic estimate of the numbers of people in the world living in poverty, and can be projected … Continue reading

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Important ‘Geo Dates’ For The Classroom in March

There are a couple of very important dates coming up in March that may have a special place in the geography classroom.  March 22nd marks WORLD WATER DAY, and March 24th celebrates RED NOSE DAY.  WORLD WATER DAY  World Water … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities Index

I came across this document at the end of last year, and thought it might be of use to geography teachers. It is a report from a design consultancy called Arcadis that ranks 100 global cities on three dimensions of … Continue reading

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