of the month archive
December 2003: Website of the month: The
New GA Website
All geography teachers should join their professional association at:
some time at www.geography.org.uk
- A new feature is leading geography departments, why not get involved?
If you need support, why not contact them?
- The theme for this month
is teaching and learning using ICT in Geography.
- There is a Kenya
study tour and more.
- Buy Margaret Roberts book on 'Learning through
Enquiry - an essential read for all geography teachers.
- If you are a primary coordinator buy back themed issues of Primary
Congratulations to Clare Brooks and Diane Wright for the hard work and
November 2003: Website of the month:
This new site is under development [like all good websites]
by the QCA geography team supported by the GA and the RGS. SLN
Geography is pleased to support this development as it is bringing together
under one umbrella all national geography matters. Especially welcome is the
section called learning matters where you can see bright teaching and
learning ideas - some small and some developed . We are pleased that
innovations like 'Ask a geographer' that we were only able to operate
locally, will be available nationally. Let us know what you think on
October 2003: Website of the month:
Map projections From this to this
This 'java applet' allows you centre maps where ever
you choose and show pupils how the world distorts
September 2003 - Ordnance Survey - Get a map
Real 1:25 000 mapping extracts of the
We have become accustomed to www.multimap.com
BUT should we now consider this again. www.getamap.co.uk
has 1:25 000 mapping not just 1:50000 enlarged. Great news. It
should NOT replace paper maps however.
and not only that have you seen all the other education
bits of the OS website
about maps and how to use them. Explore for yourself
June July 2003:
is one of our own but if you haven't yet been moved by awesome places in
the world, then this is one of them.
Click on the image to find out more
Geography in the News
new site from the Royal Geographical
Society is an up-to-date, dynamic and growing resources for
teachers and students of GCSE and A-level geography Geography
in the News
The main sections are features and in-depth reports; the
latter are currently the Congestion charge and Flooding (including some
wonderful case studies.) There is a Your Views section, an on-line
forum where young people can have their say on this week's question! The glossary
is an added bonus! Registration recommended to get most out of the site.
April 2003 - CAFOD
you are a primary or a secondary teacher, there is some geography on the
CAFOD website for you. The story of tea is great and there is link
through to which is an outstanding catalogue of televisual stories with video related
to development issues like trade, sustainable development and climate
Find out more post-rednoseday what happened. We believe
that peaceful support to improve people's quality of life has got to be a
priority for the world. Comic relief allows fun while doing something
serious. It doesn't patronise people either.
Comic Relief, registered charity 326568. www.rednoseday.com
This is a fantastic resource for teaching the geography of India.
It will be especially good for those primary teachers studying a locality in
There are other collections too in particular a brilliant one on Jamaica.
The images are people-centred, of high quality and could be used with KS1
to sixth form students.
- The SLN Forum
We are not usually ones to blow our own trumpets, but our forum is
working. Thanks to all who are regular contributors. The latest debate
about school geography that also made the Radio 4 Today Programme has
continued on-line via the SLN
geography forum. Thanks to Emma Harding a researcher at the
BBC's Learning Curve programme for kicking it off. Alex Standish whose
research provoked the debate and David Lambert, Chief Executive of the GA
all made contributions. We want more. You can go directly to the
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