Tag Archives: world map

Musical Maps

I’m not sure what use these resources might have in the classroom – maybe some bright spark will come up with an idea how they could be used constructively in lessons. However, if nothing else they are a bit of … Continue reading

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What Are Our Perceptions Of Countries Around The World?

Exeter International is a Florida-based travel agency that specialises in arranging trips to Russia and Central Europe. I came across them while researching a possible future trip to Russia, and was interested to read about a project they completed examining … Continue reading

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Would Your Students Spot Missing Countries On A World Map?

I always liked using an ‘upside down’ world map in the classroom – like this one available from http://www.hemamaps.com It challenges pupils’ perceptions – while at the same time maintaining accuracy of a good world map. However, I came across … Continue reading

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Wallpaper For A Classroom Makeover

If I had discovered this web site while I was still teaching, I would certainly have given my classroom a serious makeover. http://www.lovemapson.com  I love the different map collections you can choose from to select wallpapers that all geographers surely … Continue reading

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Can You Draw A Decent World Map?

I have always believed that young people (as well as adults!) should have a decent ‘mental map’ of the world if they are to begin to understand the complexities of the world in which they live. I have to say … Continue reading

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The World’s Newest Countries

  I always cringe in our local pub quiz when the geography questions come along – and pray that they refer to something I know in order to maintain my street-cred.   In a recent quiz, a couple of questions … Continue reading

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Where On Earth Is North Korea?

There has been some pretty hot and scary geo-politics in recent times, particularly the focus on the relationship between the United States and North Korea. Alan Parkinson (aka @GeoBlogs) alerted me to a recent survey conducted by the New York Times … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Map Of the World

I have come across some of these funky maps before – where the countries and continents of the world have been arranged to represent different animals – but this is a new version for me. It shows the countries of … Continue reading

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Correcting Confusing Country Scales

I’m not a regular reader of the Daily Mail, but this resource from one of last month’s editions could be really useful for anyone teaching about map projections or the differences in scale of countries from across the world.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4231032/Fascinating-maps-reveal-scale-countries-worldwide.html … Continue reading

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Upside-Down Map Quiz

Here’s a fiendishly difficult geography quiz for teachers and students – asking you to identify features on upside-down maps. http://upsidedownmapquiz.com

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