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 12th July 2018

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Heat wave | Weather | UK | Effects of extreme weather
Read the following article from the BBC about the heat wave which hit the UK in June and July 2018. UK weather: What are the effects of a heat wave? The Met Office define a heat wave as: "an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected Read more...

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Thursday 6th April 2017

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tropical storms | cyclones | natural hazards
Cyclone Debbie has hit the north-eastern Australian state of Queensland, bringing fierce gales and heavy rain along with it.
Read the following article from the BBC and then look at our resources which can be used to supplement your students knowledge and understanding of tropical storms/cyclones. Cyclone Debbie: Deadly storm batters Australia The powerful Cyclone 'Debbie', Read more...

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Thursday 19th March 2015

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Hurricane | Cyclone | Tropical storm | Cause | Effect | Response
Read the Cyclone Pam article on the BBC website. Teaching ideas Provide students with a copy of the article and ask them to list the five effects of the cyclone in Vanuatu. An additional exercise would be to separate these effects as either Read more...

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Wednesday 11th February 2015

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Boston | USA | Extreme weather
Read this CNN news webpage here: Winter of 2015: Boston would wave a white flag, if you could see it Over the past 30 days, Boston in the USA has been hit by multiple storms that brought over 1.78 m (70 inches) of snow to the city!  Roofs of some Read more...

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