Saturday, 27 September 2014

Adventure Landscapes

Started teaching my Year 7 Adventure Landscapes this month... plenty of Landscape stuff to come....

Got a small 'England in Particular' book from the library - focussing on journeys...

The big book is one of the most useful to dip into for those exploring UK landscapes.
Sometimes available in bargain book shops....

Monday, 22 September 2014

20 000 visitors

A good milestone for the blog, set up to support my KS3 toolkit book, but now also containing information from the teaching of our 'Adventure Landscapes' unit (and other related stuff)
Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Landscape in a Box

Getting another run out on the Cheney Agility Toolkit.

Always good to see how people get on with the idea and produce some variations on the original....

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Geography Review Magazine

Geography Review magazine is one of the most useful resources that 6th form geographers (and GCSE students who want to push themselves) can have access to. It was started by my undergraduate tutor Tim Burt, his wife and colleagues back in 1986, just after I finished my degree, and just before I started teaching in 1988. I was a subscriber from the start, and have used articles and ideas in my teaching ever since.

I have paper copies of the first 15 volumes or so, and since then the school copies have taken over, and more recently, some electronic support materials to increase the usefulness of each issue.
For example, check the extras for the September 2014 issue here. Also the other recent issues.

The magazine has now moved to Manchester, from Durham University, and has a new editorial board.
There are the usual experienced authors writing for the magazine, and there's always something of interest in every issue. The first issue from the new team is now out. Details on subscribing here.

We have a subscription at school for our students.

You can follow the magazine's Twitter feed here: @GeogReview

Read the April 2014 issue here to get a flavour for the quality of articles that are included in a typical issue.

Best wishes for the next chapter in the journal's long history...

Monday, 25 August 2014


Click for biggery...

Tor taken last week on Dartmoor
Characteristic of granite landscapes

Norfolk coast from the Air

Some great images from Ian Ward of the Norfolk coast taken from the air...
Particularly like this one of Wells next the Sea - coming soon to a coastal resource near you...

Copyright: Ian Ward - and used here with permission...