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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Thursday 17th September 2015

Keywords

population | development | health
Read the article in The Guardian newspaper with the title Life Expectancy in the UK: England's richest people 'live eight years longer than the country's poorest' Use the article to answer the following questions: How much longer, on average, Read more...

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Thursday 10th September 2015

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Scotland | Primary school | Ross and Cromarty | off-grid | renewable energy
Read the article: Remote school with just five pupils needs a new teacher Use the article to answer the following questions: Where is Scoraig? How can people travel to Scoraig from the 'outside world'? What facilities exist in the settlement? Read more...

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Wednesday 11th February 2015

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Mediterranean | Push | Pull
Read the BBC news article on a migration disaster here Using the map and the webpage, answer the following questions: How many migrants are thought to have died in this latest disaster? How many survivors have been brought ashore? Where is Read more...

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Thursday 27th November 2014

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Age sex pyramid | Population pyramid | Demography | Japan | Aging population
Japan’s rapidly aging population is producing some interesting new business opportunities, including a booming market for adult nappies/diapers. The Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday that three Japanese paper companies—Daio, and Nippon Paper—are Read more...

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