Sunday, 19 April 2009

Tower block adverts

Two adverts featuring tower blocks which could be useful for lessons based on housing issues in MEDCs.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Edexcel AS Geography: Global Hazards

Finally I've finished the revision guide for the Global Hazards section of the AS course. For year 12, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have revised the Climate Change section of the course, as there will not be a specific guide produced by us. Although you will get a paper copy of the guide, it will not show the key diagrams in colour so please ensure that you have downloaded an electronic copy as well.

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There be pirates...

On our return to school next week, year 8 and 9 will be having a lesson on the recent spate of ship hijackings by Somali pirates. The lesson has been produced and kindly shared by Tony Cassidy here.

I have made a movie to go with the lesson.

Some useful BBC News clips...
Somali pirates seize another boat
Pirates continue to hold hostages
On the trail of Somali pirates

Monday, 6 April 2009

Earthquake in Italy

At least 27 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that struck central Italy.

Five children are said to be among the dead and at least 30 people remain unaccounted for as a massive search for the trapped is under way.

The 6.3-magnitude quake struck in the early hours close to the medieval city of L'Aquila, 95km (60 miles) from Rome.

A civil protection official told the BBC that 3,000 to 10,000 buildings in the city may have been damaged.

To see the rest of the BBC report, click here.

Early report from CNN...

And from the BBC...