Friday, 6 January 2017

The River Ribble Spearman's Rank

Why does the volume of water that flows through the River Ribble change from month to month? Is it based on rainfall? Or is it influenced by sunshine? Which factor do you think would have the greatest impact?

Monday, 26 December 2016

Water and Carbon in the Arctic Tundra

What are the carbon and water cycles like in the Arctic Tundra? What physical and human factors affect them? Just click on  the link below to download all the resources for this lesson - based on the OCR specification.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Water and Carbon in the Amazon Rainforest

For the past 6 years teaching geography A-level I've had to choose between ecosystems and plate tectonics so sadly I haven't taught much on tropical rainforests for quite a while (you can guess which of the two aforementioned topics is more popular!). So I was excited to see the Amazon rainforest as one of the core case studies in the textbook for this new OCR spec. 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

The Importance of Water and Carbon

Having started off with some human geography (Changing Spaces), January seems a good time to get started with the physical...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Teaching Migration with Paddington Bear :)

In 2015 I attended a lecture entitled 'Borders, Migration and Globalisation: Changing Geographies of Mobility' by Dr Jonathan Darling at the GA's Annual Meeting in Manchester. I have summarized some of the key points below (with a few bits of my own research thrown in too!).

It contains some useful ideas for the new Geography A-level - I especially like the idea of using Paddington Bear to introduce the topic of migration - check out the article linked under the first photo as a possible teaching resource.

An Immigration Lawyer Reviews Paddington - Article

What would happen to Paddington Bear if he was a real stowaway from ‘darkest Peru’? 

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