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‘Land of the Free’ for the Geography Classroom

Plenty of geography in the recently released song by ‘The Killers’ – ‘Land of the Free’. Some stunning images of refugees and the proposed Trump Wall – a great discussion starter for the classroom. Advertisements

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Geography Teacher’s Diary For 2019

  If you are planning your geography teaching programme for 2019, you might like to give attention to some of the key diary dates listed below. Lessons could be timed to correspond to special days, special celebration events could be … Continue reading

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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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New Research Reveals Geology Will Always Defy Total Brexit

As we move closer and closer towards Brexit, recent research has revealed that there is part of Britain that will remain forever connected to Europe whatever the result of the political negotiations. Geologists from the University of Plymouth have analysed … Continue reading

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Mega Cities On The Rise – A Data Update

More than half the world’s population currently live in cities, and the planet is becoming increasingly urban. The proportion of city dwellers is estimated (by the United Nations) to reach 65% in the coming decades. Many developed world cities (if … Continue reading

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Plastics In The Oceans

A number of excellent recent TV documentaries have helped to raise public awareness of the problem of plastics in our oceans. Any teachers confronting this issue in their classrooms may want to make use of the excellent visuals and data … Continue reading

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Climate Change Resources For The Classroom

I would like to share a few resources I came across recently connected to climate change. Firstly, Rayburn education have produced the poster above.   PDF version available here: Climate Change More information about the poster on the web site … Continue reading

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