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World Bank Review of 2018 in Charts

  The World Bank has produced an interesting review  of 2018 that summarises the major future challenges faced by our planet in 14 charts. Each chart is accompanied by some useful extra data and information, and they cover: Extreme poverty … Continue reading

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Free Climate Change Classroom Poster

Another great freebee from Rayburn Tours! Download a free climate change poster to use as a classroom resource here: climate-change-poster Or download it from the Rayburn blog site: http://www.rayburntours.com/education/blog/geography/5-countries-affected-climate-change-2/#more-3972

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Devon’s First Nature School

I was interested to read this week of a proposal to open Devon’s first ‘Nature School’ near Okehampton. The plans are for a combined nursery and primary school aimed at children aged 3 to 11 years on the ‘free school’ … Continue reading

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Using Virtual Reality Tools in Geography Fieldwork

Back in May, I wrote a blog outlining my first thoughts on virtual reality and its possible uses in school. I described many of the ‘starter apps’ I tried to get used to the idea of virtual reality, as well … 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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‘War Maps’ in London

If you happen to be in London over the next couple of months, you may want to call in to the ‘War Maps’ exhibition. It is running at the ‘Map House’ in Knightsbridge from September 23rd to November 18th, and … Continue reading

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Ian Mercer Obituary

I was saddened to read last week of the death of geographer and naturalist Ian Mercer. In 1973, he became the first chief officer of the Dartmoor National Park – and I remember him presenting a number of videos about Dartmoor … Continue reading

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