Thursday, April 10, 2014


Image above: The Royal Geographical Society of the UK 'Geography in the news' site.

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The right here, right now of geography

One of the many attractions of teaching geography is that it is a vehicle for the exploration and study of what is happening right now in the world. The spontaneity of geography to deal with current events around the world and locally makes geography a dynamic and real subject for students.  The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) of the UK has a great facility on its website called 'Geography in the news'.  On a daily basis geographical stories from around the world are showcased for schools and the geography interested in general. The facility has the potential to make your geography classroom current and relevant. As the RGS says: 

"Geography in the news provides direct support for your students through topical case studies, links to academic research and lectures, plus much more..."

The page also provides some useful links to geography teaching and geography relevant websites, articles on geography and 21st Century challenges, geography lectures, a geography glossary and news case studies. Although some of the material is UK focussed, there are plenty of resources on the site with a global reach

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