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Key Stage 1-2 Geography Resources from the Royal Geographical Society – United States of America and more…

Earlier this year I posted about a series of resources produced by the Royal Geographical Society for Key Stage 3 Geography as part of the Rediscovering London’s Geography project, including a set on Natural Resource which I produced. In addition, … Continue reading

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A wealth of maps – Mapping Manchester through time

A quite exciting development from the University of Manchester library this week: “Over 300 historical maps spanning 200 years of Mancunian history have been digitised and published online by The University of Manchester Library. One of the bomb damage maps … Continue reading

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Learning about China through film

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but given today the new leaders of China have been announced it seemed more apt. When I last taught my course on China I was asked by a student if … Continue reading

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Halloween Geographies

For many Halloween is an excuse to dress up as a member of the undead, carve pumpkins and go trick or treating. But before Halloween became the commercial event it is today, it was a more meaningful event in the … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: The Tower of London

I’ve had the opportunity to visit this site many times, though the pictures shown here are from my trip in 2009. In 1598 John Stow in the Survey of London described the Tower of London as: “This Tower is a … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Historic Centre of Guimarães

This week I had the chance to visit another UNESCO site in Portugal, the historic town of Guimarães.  This town is deemed an important site for three key reasons: A specialized building technique was  developed there in the Middle Ages … Continue reading

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Geography: A History

For an upcoming course I’m teaching for G&T students on a variety of aspects of geography, I will providing an introduction to the history of geography, and how the discipline has evolved to become what it is today. The PowerPoint … Continue reading

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