Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Enjoying this album at the moment.... and some Storybook resources....

Also looking at a couple of useful sites relating to my forthcoming SAGT presentation.
Geography is very much a feature of a number of popular books.

STORYBOOK ENGLAND is a site in association with the tourist board ENJOY ENGLAND. It looks at the locations of several classic children's stories, the aim being to encourage people to visit the locations which featured in, or inspired, the stories. Some classic tales here including some personal favourites: The Dark is Rising and His Dark Materials in particular. A PDF map can be downloaded.

The Geographical Association recently made available a very comprehensive resource exploring the geographical context of STIG OF THE DUMP: a classic children's book, for use with Primary pupils aged 8-11. This is a superb resource with plenty of transferable ideas.

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