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Update Your Urban Regeneration Case Studies

Two interesting articles have appeared in the press recently that could be used in the classroom as up-to-the-moment examples of urban regeneration. Article: http://linkis.com/www.thetimes.co.uk/a/ilKv0 The first of them forms an addition to any existing case studies of regeneration associated with … Continue reading

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Build Your Own Micro-Nation

Enjoyed this ‘Wanderlust’ magazine article about micro-nations: http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/articles/advice/could-you-start-your-own-country-micronations Reminded me of an old project where year seven students ‘built their own country’ – always provided some interesting results!

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New Data On World Urbanisation

The profile of the world’s largest cities has changed dramatically over the past 60 years, as revealed in the charts in this article based on UN data. The last six decades have been a period of rapid urbanisation. More than … Continue reading

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Summary Of Recent Exam Spec Meeting

Great to see around 40 geographers gathered together at Exeter School on Wednesday to examine the new exam specs for GCSE and A Level. Still not sure what the correct collective noun is for a bunch of geographers – I … Continue reading

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New GCSE Geography Exam Specs – A Personal View

Schools have been bombarded with numerous changes in recent years, one of which has been the unprecedented wholesale overhaul of both GCSe and A Level examinations. This has been the source of some confusion as schools have returned for the … 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 Speed Dial – Organising Web Resources

One of the pleasures of the digital age is the fact that there is so much information readily available on the internet for any chosen aspect of our subject. However, it can sometimes be very frustrating  watching students struggle to … Continue reading

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Oscar Niemeyer – Modern Architect and Planner & Inspiration for Creativity

On Wednesday, December 5th, Oscar Niemeyer passed away – at the age of 104. He was Brazil’s greatest architect, and responsible for creating some of the world’s most daring and unusual building. Niemeyer brought a huge amount of geography into … Continue reading

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Build It And They Will Come …… Urban Planning in China & The KS3 Curriculum

My year nine students have been working on a unit of work titled ‘sustainable planning’, which involves making some comparisons between planned settlement in the developed world with unplanned shanty towns in developing world cities. The first part of this … Continue reading

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