Geography in the news

Up to the minute teaching ideas and activities to keep your lessons up to date and cutting edge!

See below for teaching activities based around current news stories, videos or articles.


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Tuesday 28th April 2015

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Earthquake | Himalayas | Nepal | Kathmandu | Effect | Response
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a per capita income of approximately $60 a month, according to the World Bank. On 25 April 2015, Nepal expereinced a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of between  7.8 and 8.1 on the Richter Read more...

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Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Extreme weather | Scotland | Weather | Hazard | Cause | Effect | Response
Read the BBC article  - this describes an Atlantic storm that will bring weather chaos and travel disruption. 'Weather bomb' storm brings disruption to northern UK What is the meteorological term for the 'weather bomb'? What wind speeds are being Read more...

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Thursday 20th November 2014

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Buffalo | Hazard | Snow | Storm | Weather | Extreme weather | Disruption
Watch the video and read the BBC article about a recent devastating snowstorm in the USA. Listen to / watch the interview with James Grimaldi in Buffalo.  Give two reasons why he is unable to leave his house. List five further effects of the snowstorm. Read more...

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Thursday 6th November 2014

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Hawaii | Kilauea | Volcanicity | Eruption | Response
Read the BBC News in pictures article on the current eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, possibly the most active volcano on earth. Suggested student tasks Identify cause, effects and responses from the article. Where is Pahoa?  Source Read more...

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