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GeoText Expedition 4 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Hay Tor, Dartmoor.

    The journey continues – this time to Hay Tor on Dartmoor. When teaching about granite scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph. The image came from a textbook titled ‘Landforms’ by Ian Galbraith and Patrick Wiegard. … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 3 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Cheddar Gorge

The next adventure took us to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. When teaching about limestone scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph: The image came from a textbook titled ‘Investigating Physical geography’’ by Neville Grenyer. Maybe the more mature … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 2 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Dawlish Warren

    We managed to make a start last autumn with a visit to our first textbook location – Hurst Castle spit in Hampshire. This was written up in an earlier blog at: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/chasing-geography-textbooks-in-a-camper-van/ However, the expedition was really planned … Continue reading

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Blue Anchor Hotel – The Next Holbeck Hall?

In a recent article on his excellent ‘Living Geography’ blog (www.livinggeography.blogspot.co.uk), Alan Parkinson (aka @GeoBlogs) mentioned the Blue Anchor hotel in west Somerset. The hotel is currently in an extremely precarious position – threatened by cliff failure. Alan compared the … Continue reading

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Web Resources For The Classroom – Weblinks 1: Population

    I have spent a bit of time recently re-organising my favourite geography web sites, and thought it might be useful to share some of them on this blog. Under a title of ‘Weblinks’, and using a separate theme … Continue reading

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Airpano – Stunning 360 Degree Images And Videos For The Geography Classroom

Have you made use of the ‘Airpano’ resources in your classroom yet? The Airpano web site is free to use, and contains hundreds of 3D virtual tours of different locations across the world. This is a great resource to introduce … Continue reading

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Inspirational Primary School Space Project

  I was really pleased to read recently about an exciting project being completed in one of my local primary schools.   Woolacombe Primary School recently launched a 5.6 metre wide balloon into space as part of their ‘big experience’ … Continue reading

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