Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Happisburgh

BBC Clip


Happisburgh is mentioned in the Starter activity for Lesson 8 of "Look at it this way"

Monday, 27 July 2009

Off to the printers....

After two years, the final proofs have been checked, and the book "Look at it this Way" is in the final stages and should be in stock for the start of the new Autumn term (early October at the latest: it has to come from China...)
Great news !

This blog will hold a range of additional ideas and resources to accompany the book. These will include:
  • further weblinks on the theme of landscapes
  • further images of landscapes for use in the classroom
  • some 'out-takes' that didn't make the final textbook
  • further ideas for developing the lesson ideas in the book
I will also add new 'labels' to the posts which will identify which lesson from the book is being supported. There will also be further materials and support on the GA website, as part of a recognition that a book should not 'end' with the actual physical product itself.

I will also be looking to showcase work that colleagues have prepared in response to the content of the book, and would be very pleased to see examples of student work. I already have some examples of that, but others can be sent to me at the GA.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Landscape Photography Competition


Take "a different view" of the British landscape, and get involved in the TAKE A VIEW landscape photography competition.

This BBC NEWS article provides further information on the competition, which has a number of categories which would provide a useful context for a geography homework assignment, or perhaps a summer holiday task...

Why not hold your own school based competition and enter the winners into the national competition ?

Please note that there is an entry fee for this competition.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Latest progress report...

Over the last few days, I've been dealing with some last minute queries with Anna before the final proofs for the book come my way. After that it's the proof-checking then the printing (sounds straightforward...)

A few final issues were the sourcing of some TRAVEL WRITING and some images. This is for one of the activities which casts the students as travel writers.

Writing has become an important element of a lot of the work that I do: the creation of narrative. This adds the extra layer to mapping, which relates to the idea of Living Geography...

Do you have a favourite travel author ?