Simple teaching idea: Using Gapminder to structure research [@gapminder]

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At the moment I’m teaching development to Year 9.  I’m without the kit required to produce the RSA Style Animations but still wanted to allow students to explore a country in depth, specifically working out reasons for it’s position in the LDC-MEDC continuum.  So, armed with access to an ICT suite (something I haven’t had […]

Developing the quality of GCSE case study answers. *no technology was harmed during this lesson.

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Being able to answer case study questions correctly is vital if students are to succeed at GCSE.   This is a description of a simple idea that worked with a Year 10 group studying an LEDC foreign aid case study, in this case Goat Aid.  The OCR B Geography examination demands that three, well developed points […]

Citizenship Through Geography

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I think teaching about ‘Citizenship’ (still don’t like that word) is vital. However, I don’t believe that it should be a discrete subject. Geography is ideally placed to explore controversial issues and the develop the confidence to successfully engage in our democratic society. Took delivery of these rather nice purple books this week. The project […]

How to get the most out of your GCSE class

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I love the recent emergence of collaborative presentations. Examples include, Neo-Geography in the classroom: how to use mobiles: and 101 Creatively simple ways to teach Geography in the classroom. There are other great presentations by Tom Barrett. I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts about how to get the most out of GCSE classes. This […]