Showing posts from March, 2019

Shipping containers

Showed this very useful video earlier in the week, made by the Maersk Shipping Line. This goes well with the activity on p.58 and 59 of the Hodder Geography ' Progress in Geography ' textbook, which I use as part of my unit on Stuff. .. It links to the location of the OOCL Hong Kong  using the Marine Traffic website, following its route between China and Europe like a bus... Image: Alan Parkinson: shared under CC license

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The return of Carmen Sandiego

Carmen Sandiego was the eponymous character in an early computer game, which was based around a sort of global treasure hunt / mystery. It was launched in 1985, and reissued in 1992, and spawned various sequels. Now Carmen Sandiego is back, and instead of ' Where on Earth ' she is.. this time it's ' Where on Google Earth ' is she? You'll probably see the game option pop up if you use Google Earth close to the time when this blog was posted... if it's been a while, then the option may have disappeared. Start up Google Earth on Chrome and give it a go... You'll even see a little Carmen Sandiego icon in the main navigation area...

Cultural Geography

There are some useful ideas in the video here. The Department of Education suggests any decoding of the geographies around us: “should… start from the local place within which students live or study and at least one further contrasting place through which to develop the required knowledge and understanding. Study must involve moving out from the local place to encompass regional, national, international and global scales in order to understand the dynamics of place. (Note that a local place may be a locality, neighbourhood or small community, either urban or rural)”

Discover Iceland with Richard and Matt

Discover the World are organising an exciting-sounding CPD event in Iceland in June which involves Richard Allaway and Matt Podbury. This is designed for those teaching (or preparing to teach) international qualifications. Day 1 - 29th June 2019 Arrive in Keflavik and head to the Hafnarfjordur area for your overnight stay. Day 2 – 30th June 2019 8.00 – 8.15 Welcome from Discover the World Education from our travel specialist, Beverley Cameron. 8.15 – 10.15 The Physical Geography of Iceland, lecture by Professor Chris Davies. 10.15 – 10.30 coffee break 10.30 – 12.30 workshops by Matt Podbury and Richard Allaway 12.30 – 20.00 Tour of Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle guided by Chris Davies including stops at Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss and a few hidden gems. Overnight in Selfoss area Day 3 - 1st July 2019 Depart hotel at 8am for an exciting tour of Iceland including: Visit to the geothermal town of Hveragerdi View two of Iceland’s most remarkable waterfa