Tag Archives: geography in the news

Painted Cliffs At Sidmouth

  The Triassic sandstone cliffs at Sidmouth are a famous landmark in Devon, noted for their earthy red colour. However, they made the news last week when the local Council was accused by a geologist of “corporate vandalism” for painting … Continue reading

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Images of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution – particularly in the oceans – has become a major issue of modern times. I recently discovered an excellent web site that contains a series of thought provoking images that could be used to raise awareness of plastic … Continue reading

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Travel Inspiration From An Eight Year Old Russian Boy

At the beginning of this month, the BBC news web site carried an interesting story with a distinct geographical flavour. It described the adventures of an eight-year-old boy from the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia who has won social … Continue reading

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Geo Lists for the Classroom

I really like an interesting ‘geo – list’, always good value for Lesson starters, class questions, and content for schemes of work. Here are a couple of gems I have come across recently. Firstly, is a list of the countries … Continue reading

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‘What Three Words’ in the News

I came across an interesting article in my newspaper recently about ‘What 3 Words’, a location referencing system I first wrote about back in December, 2016 – https://devongeography.wordpress.com/?s=What3words ‘What 3 Words’ allows you to locate specific points on a map. … Continue reading

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High Street Branding for the Classroom

A recent report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has urged towns to brand themselves with a unique selling point in order to fight back against the growing trend for online shopping. The report warns of a future … Continue reading

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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

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