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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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