Monthly Archives: February 2013

Vistas from a Mumbai slum

I very rarely have the time at the minute to pick up a book and read it cover to cover in a matter of days. One exception recently has been a book by Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, … Continue reading

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Teaching Social Deprivation and Poverty in UK cities

I have recently taught a lesson on social deprivation and poverty in UK cities and this post outlines the key activities in the lesson and provides the resources used. This lesson was designed to fit the IGCSE specification, but could … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Do you have any?

So, with a little more time to spare to my own geographical interests I am going to be reviving the Geographical Heroes series which I started on this blog some time ago. This began as an inspiration from a history … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Morton Stanley was often written about for his mission to find David Livingstone in Africa, however, Stanley himself led several subsequent expeditions which earned him a knighthood and made substantial contributions to the charting and subsequent colonization of the … Continue reading

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