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Australia On The Move ….. ?

If you are looking for a fresh way to  illustrate  dynamic plate tectonic activity, look no further than this recent National Geographic article about Australia. It describes how the continent has shifted by nearly 5 feet since 1994! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/australia-moves-gps-coordinates-adjusted-continental-drift/ This sort of … Continue reading

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‘Map Men’ – Learning Geography Through Comedy

Have you taken a look at ‘Map Men’ yet on You Tube? Jay Foreman and Mark Cooper-Jones are two UK stand-up comedians who have put together a number of short, snappy films that focus on interesting and quirky stories about … Continue reading

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Check out the Space Station

I really enjoyed watching the images live on TV back on December 15th of Tim Peake blasting off for his six month stint on the International Space Station.       Tim is tweeting some great images, including these recent … Continue reading

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GA Conference 2015 ‘Teachmeet’: Mr B’s Magical Mystery Matrix – A Geography Smorgasbord

One of the highlights of the 2015 Geography Association Conference at Manchester was the inaugural #gaconf15 Teach Meet. I was lucky enough to get a slot to share some ideas, and (as promised to the audience) this blog expands upon … Continue reading

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Geography Games Collection

Improving place knowledge has been a theme running through all work units for key stage three students this year. We have discussed with students how important it is for them to develop ‘mental maps’ of different scales, ranging from their … Continue reading

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Time To Plan Those First Lessons Again …..

As the summer break comes to an end, teachers all over the country will be thinking about their first lessons with their new classes. Here are my plans for my key stage three groups. For the new year seven students, … Continue reading

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Should Britain Remain At The Centre of World Maps?

Link:  www.mapsoftheworld.com This question was asked in a weekly poll on the ‘maps of the world’ web site. In its discussion, it considers some of the historical influences on cartography, and recognises the importance of the Greenwich Meridian, as well … Continue reading

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The World Is Just A Giant Chicken!

The map above was sent to me by a year eleven student, following a discussion about plate tectonics. She was unable to tell me the source of the image. It stimulated some students to start cutting up a world map … Continue reading

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America And Eurasia To Meet At North Pole?

Scientists at Yale university have predicted that America and Eurasia will crash into each other over the North pole in 50 – 200 million years time. Excellent article for lessons on plate tectonics! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16934181

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Test Your Place Knowledge!

To understand the workings of the world, it is important to have a good knowledge of places. If you don’t know where a place is, you can always look it up in an atlas or in Google Earth – but … Continue reading

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