Exmoor Dark Skies Festival | devongeography

We are getting close now to this year’s Dark Skies Festival on Exmoor, which runs from Saturday 20th October to Sunday 4th November. There are 40 events taking place at different venues across Exmoor, ranging from stargazing talks to night time adventures.
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Programme at a glance:

Full programme downloadable here:
Dark-Skies-Festival-Programme-2018-for-web

If anyone wants to join in with the planned events, I highly recommend they book early – as last year, the majority of events were oversubscribed.

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Exmoor Dark Skies Festival | devongeography

We are getting close now to this year’s Dark Skies Festival on Exmoor, which runs from Saturday 20th October to Sunday 4th November. There are 40 events taking place at different venues across Exmoor, ranging from stargazing talks to night time adventures.
https://ift.tt/2RxAthM

Programme at a glance:

Full programme downloadable here:
Dark-Skies-Festival-Programme-2018-for-web

If anyone wants to join in with the planned events, I highly recommend they book early – as last year, the majority of events were oversubscribed.

Continue reading at:

https://ift.tt/2P9pysP

Human Development Index Update | devongeography

The latest human development index data has been recently released by the Human Development Report Office, and geography teachers would be wise to consult this to freshen up the figures they use in their classrooms. The report on the new data gives a clear overview of the state of development across the world, and looks in detail at development indicators across multiple dimensions for every nation.

The report lists six key findings from the 2018 analysis:

1) The world has made impressive progress in human development

2) Quality, not quantity of human development, is important, and…

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Human Development Index Update | devongeography

The latest human development index data has been recently released by the Human Development Report Office, and geography teachers would be wise to consult this to freshen up the figures they use in their classrooms. The report on the new data gives a clear overview of the state of development across the world, and looks in detail at development indicators across multiple dimensions for every nation.

The report lists six key findings from the 2018 analysis:

1) The world has made impressive progress in human development

2) Quality, not quantity of human development, is important, and…

Continue reading at:

https://ift.tt/2NlO9ca

Update to Population Web Links | devongeography

Back in April of this year I wrote the first in a series of blogs drawing together useful web sites for the geography classroom. The link is below:

https://ift.tt/2IFHHep

I began with the theme of ‘population’, and since then have discovered a couple of new sites to add to my list.

First is the ‘World Population Project’ by the World Data Lab, which can be found at:

http://www.population.io

This site has a current world population clock ticking over as the top banner, with new additions saying hello in their…

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Update to Population Web Links | devongeography

Back in April of this year I wrote the first in a series of blogs drawing together useful web sites for the geography classroom. The link is below:

https://ift.tt/2IFHHep

I began with the theme of ‘population’, and since then have discovered a couple of new sites to add to my list.

First is the ‘World Population Project’ by the World Data Lab, which can be found at:

http://www.population.io

This site has a current world population clock ticking over as the top banner, with new additions saying hello in their…

Continue reading at:

https://ift.tt/2OrViwb

Life Size Cut-Outs for the Classroom | devongeography

 

Life-size cardboard cut-out – https://ift.tt/1nSYPPU

When I was teaching, I always loved to make use of ‘little assistants’ in my classroom. These ranged from giant inflatable toys to glove puppets like Agnes the Pig who used to run the lessons on Friday afternoons. I explained how these were used in my lessons in a ‘Teachmeet’ presentation at the GA Conference back in 2015, and this is outlined in the following blog entry:

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While browsing the web…

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