Tag Archives: geography in the news

World Wine Industry Responds To Climate Change

I recently enjoyed a wonderful holiday in South Africa – and apart from some excellent golf, one of the highlights was being able to visit a number of vineyard estates in the Cape wine region. As I sipped on yet … Continue reading

Posted in General Geo, Human World, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Warming Stripes Climate Change Visualisations

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog about ‘warming stripes’ and how they could be used to add strong visual images to lessons on climate change: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/climate-change-visualisations/ These ‘warming stripe’ graphics are visual representations of the change in … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, General Geo, Human World, Teachers, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

State of Nature Report 2019

I recently came across this report form the National Biodiversity Network, titled ‘State of Nature 2019’. It provides a wide range of resources that could be very useful in supporting some geography lessons, particularly those with a theme of climate … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, General Geo, Human World, Physical World, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Climate Change Resources For The 2020 Classroom

Happy New Year to all geographers! There is no doubt that the subject of climate change will figure prominently in a lot of school lessons next year – indeed, it could be argued that it should form the spine of … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, General Geo, Human World, Physical World, Students, Teachers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Most Visited Countries 2019

I always love a good ‘geo list’ – great to include in lesson content, to use as a lesson opener or closer, to use in quizzes, or to use as part of wall displays (especially the ‘hide the answer behind … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, Human World, Teachers, Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dutch Names Added To Winter Storms List

Winter is coming ……. Well, it’s here actually – and we have already started to receive some pretty serious stormy weather. As we move through December and into 2020, no doubt we will experience some storms that will warrant an … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, Maps, Physical World, Students, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can You Name The World’s Highest Peaks?

A Special Forces veteran has just completed the fastest ever ascent of the world’s 14 highest peaks – in just 189 days. This amazing feat achieved by former Gurkha soldier Nirmal Purja knocked no less than seven-and-a-half years off the … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, General Geo, Physical World, Students, Teachers, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment