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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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Web Resources for the Classroom – Web Links 3: Rivers & Flooding

Previous blogs in April and November started this series of web resources for the classroom – outlining lists for the themes of ‘Population’ and ‘Weather & Climate’. This time, for Web Links 3, I have put together a list of … Continue reading

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HSBC Globalisation Advert For The Classroom

I saw this HSBC advert on TV over the Christmas period, and thought it would make a nice starter for any lessons on globalisation:   HSBC has also produced some interesting posters along this theme: As well as some that … Continue reading

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Making Paper Globes in the Classroom

The mapscaping web site (see link below) has a range of globe templates available that can be downloaded and colour printed on A3 or A4 paper. These can then be folded by students to create a great little 3D globe. … Continue reading

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Rapid Urban Growth in India – a Top Ten List for the Classroom

I’m a sucker for a good geography list, so here is a fascinating one to start the New Year. It has been produced by Oxford Economics, following a study of 780 world cities. It predicts that the top 10 fastest-growing … Continue reading

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Your Diet Footprint and How Different Foods Impact on the Environment

A lot of people (but not me!) will be making New Year Resolutions that involve a change in their lifestyle. These may well be centred on changes to their diet – perhaps giving up (or reducing) intake of alcohol or … Continue reading

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Burgernomics – Using the ‘Big Mac Index’ to Compare Countries

  Many economists believe that exchange rates should eventually adjust to make the price of goods the same in different countries. However, a basket of goods bought in say, the USA is in reality quite different to the same basket … Continue reading

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