Category Archives: Adventure

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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Tintin Geographies: Global Map

Following initial thoughts, as mentioned in my first post about Tintin geographies, I am in the process of working through the Tintin books, and designing exercises to incorporate them into classroom teaching. But in the meantime I came across a … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Challenge: Santiago de Compostela

The first Spanish UNESCO site to be ticked off the list is Santiago de Compostela, a city which is a famous pilgrimage site, and is considered one of the holiest cities of the Christian faith.  Santiago was constructed around the … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Alexander Von Humboldt

Alexander Von Humboldt stated “Everything is interconnected”. The work of Humboldt has been praised across the globe and is one of the most important scientists and geographers of the 19th Century. Humboldt’s travels in  South America provided him with material … Continue reading

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Megacities: That is ALOT of people!

Having just watched the first episode of the new BBC series ‘Megacities’ I was alerted to fact that there are now 21 places on earth classified as megacities. Megacities are defined on the programme as settlements with a population over … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Mary Kingsley

Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) was the first European to visit several parts of West Africa. She was the daughter of the Doctor, naturalist and writer George Kinglsey, and many of her fathers interests became her own. She was self-taught, using her … Continue reading

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UP: A Film review through a geographers lens

‘Up’ is a refreshing children’s animation film that not only addresses issues aimed at a young persons perspective, it looks at the bigger picture of how change occurs around everyone as they age though life on planet Earth. Beginning with … Continue reading

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