Resources and support from the RGS-IBG and beyond for teaching and learning #geographyathome
Colouring London aims to collect information on every building in London, to help make the city more sustainable.
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A set of ten curated datasets for classroom use, based on open data
The coronavirus is an extreme form of the flu which attacks the respiratory system, making the young and the old particularly vulnerable
In Australia, the 2019/2020 fire season has seen abnormally high temperatures and vast wildfires
We speak to Dr Helen Cleugh from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Why do people move? Our educational video resources explore case studies based on the Society's Field Research Programme.
We speak to Dr Christine Eriksen, a social geographer at the University of Wollongong
The White Island volcano erupted on Monday 9 December 30 miles off the coast of New Zealand when 47 tourists were visiting for ‘volcano tourism’
Resources to support recent geographical stories in the press
Ideas for further reading from books, higher education publications and the press mixed in with resources from the education team at the RGS-IBG
The purpose of this module is to explore some of the links between the disciplines of geography and science through three topical flashpoints: swine flu, earthquakes and climate change
This subject knowledge animation explores development challenges in Brazil.
This animation explores India and the Sustainable Development Goals. How might this dynamic country change by 2030?
By 2050, it is projected that 70% of the world's population will live in cities. 5.2 billion urban residents are expected in Asia and Africa. How is internal migration shaping these cities?
This module introduces students to the topical issue of conflict, a concept that can be challenging to teach. A particular focus of the module is the extent to which conflict can influence, and be influenced by, geography
Introducing students to the global distribution of natural resources and the international relationships these resources generate
Exploring coasts as dynamic and changing systems
A module focused on glaciers and glaciation, with two of the lessons dealing specifically with aspects of geology and geological time
This module will take you on a journey through the way that London, a fascinating city, has been presented and represented over the years
People have had different ideas about how to best develop poor countries. This resource considers six of those approaches
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can help poor people improve their lives
An overview of the El Nino effect and its impacts upon development
Find out about the development challenge for poorer people living in Pakistan, Malawi and South Africa
Find out more about how natural disasters can have an impact on development
Oxfam helps people to understand and adapt to the changes they are facing, and to reduce risks from hazards
This module explores how human activity can create or change places that can be considered to be "impossible"
The world is changing China and China is changing the world
The purpose of this module is to explore what is often referred to in the media as ‘New India'
This cross-curricular unit links geographical and historical study to enable students to research, understand and develop an affinity with the history of their local area
A compelling case can be made for studying Russia as part of KS3 geography. Quite simply, geography is the study of the world and Russia is the world’s largest country!
The geography, geomorphology and geology of the National Park, with links to sources of further information and details about the fieldwork that can be carried out in different areas of the park
The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon is a 95 mile stretch of coastline that demonstrates 185 million years of geological history
Written before the London 2012 Olympics, this resource looks at the developments in East London in the lead up to the Games
A cross-curricular unit linking Geography with Citizenship
Introducing students to some of the wide ranging topical issues related to food and food production
This module focuses on the theme of migration, the permanent or semi-permanent change of a person's place of residence - or simply, the movement of people from one place to another
This is a cross-curricular module which introduces aspects of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) into the geographical study of places and processes in Europe
This module develops students' map skills through the contemporary topic of Music Festivals
This unit of work teaches resilience in the context of water and flooding
The purpose of this unit of work is to introduce students to a fascinating area of physical geography: glacial environments
This unit of work explores important demographic themes
The purpose of this module is to explore the climates of today and predict the climates of the future
This module appeals to students' sense of wonder and adventure, virtually dropping them into dramatic places above and below ground and allowing them to explore the physical processes that formed them and continue to shape them
The purpose of this module is to explore the world of risk from a personal scale to a global scale
The richest one per cent of adults in the world own 40% of the world's wealth, and about half the world's population live on less than US$2 a day
The purpose of this module is to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the huge variation in geography that exists within the complex continent of Africa
This module is about tourism in contemporary Thailand
The build up to the Olympics in 2012 hosted in London provides an excellent hook to engage Key Stage 3 students with many geographical themes on a range of scales
Includes guidance for getting started with planning a trip, lists of useful contacts and ideas for activities
This unit of work focuses upon the interconnections and inter-relationships that link teenage consumers living in the UK with societies and environments overseas, where the goods they purchase are made
Mozambique has one of Africa’s lowest electrification rates – the national grid reaches just 23% of its population of 29 million people
As health-conscious eating has risen, diets have changed bringing quinoa, and latterly 'teff' into the mainstream
By 2050 it is expected that 70% of the world population will live in urban areas. Find out more about the areas these people will live in - megacities
What are the three key principles of Ecotourism?
Examining the processes by which the British were encouraged to become part of the geographies of manufacturing
Globalisation is the increasing connections between places and people across the planet
This case study introduces the key geographical concepts related to the study of developing urban areas
The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015
The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015
Globalisation is the increasing connections between places and people across the planet, established through trade, politics and cultural exchanges, and helped by technology and transport
In this podcast we spoke to Professor Endfield about TEMPEST: a database of extreme weather events in the UK.
Dr Suzanne Hall
In this podcast, Professor Andrew Tatem discusses quantifying population movements and data skills in geography.
We discuss young people’s experience of changing places with Dr Sophie Hadfield Hill and Professor Peter Kraftl.
Dr Phil Jones
Dr Sian Davis Vollum
Tales of exploration usually involve courageous explorers, but what of those people who supported them?
This report provides a short introduction to quantitative geography and why geography without quantitative methods just does not add up
Written by Professor Richard Harris, Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
People, places and population change
Provided by ESRI and others
Statistics work sheets
Written by David Holmes
Written by Philip Monk.
By The Association for Science and Education
By Benjamin Hennig, from Geographical
Professor Mark Jayne
In this podcast, we visit the University of Birmingham to speak to Professor of Atmospheric Science, Rob MacKenzie and Professor of Life Sciences, Jeremy Pritchard.
An overview of the geography of Russia
A poster to show more about key ideas and processes within the geography curriculum
Field sketching and field photography are fundamental parts of any field work investigation
Data is gathered on a small part of the whole parent population or sampling frame, and used to inform what the whole picture is like
A range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in coastal environments
Microclimate data can be collected in any location, including the school grounds
This section introduces a range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in river environments
The fieldwork techniques introduced in this section are geared towards a range of different ecosystem settings, ranging from coastal sand dunes to woodlands and inland waters
There is huge scope for investigating the land-use, function and issues in rural areas, and their changing identity and character
Environmental impact assessments, pollution studies and more
Investigating the impact of tourism and recreation
Investigating landuse and function
Climate change resources for Key Stage Three (ages 11 - 14)
A selection of teaching resources and case studies that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Three (ages 11-14).
Find out more about weather in the UK and worldwide, plus information and data to supplement your teaching.
A selection of ideas for creating your own weather instruments in the classroom or at home
Afghanistan has a rich and complex history, a diverse cultural heritage, but has been and continues to be the centre of political, social and economic struggles
This theme explores the history of the Caribbean in the 1900s through images which illustrate everyday life
What images do you have of Brazil? Carnival, football and coffee? Did you know that Brazil is urban, that more than a dozen of its cities have more than a million residents
Who were the explorers who explored all parts of the world in the nineteenth century?
Passport to the Poles uses the Polar First record-breaking helicopter journey by Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill around the world via the two Polar Regions as a focus for stimulating and engaging educational resources
LondonMapper: exploring a world city through census data.
Produced by Raphael Heath, Head of Geography at the Royal High School Bath, as part of an Innovative Geography Teaching Grant from the RGS-IBG.
Created for an RGS-IBG Innovative Teaching Grant, this resource is a collaboration between Paul Turner (Head of Geography at Bedales School) and Dr Adam Dennett (UCL Lecturer)
Investigating variations in quality of life between different localities
Urban studies are popular locations for fieldwork, since 70% of us live in built up areas
Wherever you go, in town or countryside, it is very difficult to escape vegetation.
Supporting high quality fieldwork using free maps and GIS from the internet
Google Earth, the free to download satellite imagery package from Google provides an excellent starting point for students to organise and present their fieldwork data
Support with your curriculum planning
These are a sample of schemes of work that reflect the new 2014 curriculum changes
The hi-tech geographical treasure hunt
Geotagging photos to share fieldtrips with the world
Immersing yourself into the acoustic environment
Fieldwork techniques using transport
Interview surveys and questionnaires
A selection of useful links to support the teaching of data skills in geography
Climate4classrooms provides curriculum linked teaching resources about climate change for pupils
We asked a range of experts who work on issues surrounding Antarctica to tell us why Antarctica matters to them…
We asked a range of organisations and individuals to tell us how they think Britain is changing...
You do not necessarily have to change your entire fieldtrip in order to bring it up to date
Five ideas for inclusive fieldwork around your school
Ideas for rivers fieldwork
Ideas for coastal processes
Ideas for fieldwork based on water management
Ideas for environmental fieldwork
Ideas for weather and climate fieldwork
Ideas for tourism fieldwork
Ideas for urban fieldwork
Ideas for rural fieldwork
Ideas for sustainability fieldwork
Ideas for fieldwork using maps
Ideas for using census data
Sense of place fieldwork
Ideas for quick and easy fieldwork in your School Grounds
This module has been designed to enable students to learn and practice a variety of fieldwork techniques in their school grounds
This activity has been designed to be a stimulating and fun way of practicing map skills using the free OS maps for schools
This activity encourages students in Key Stage 3 to practice and develop their map skills using their free OS maps of the local area
This activity encourages students to develop an understanding of how history has influenced cultural heritage in their local area
Develop the way your learners see, hear and interact with the spaces they inhabit
Trolley Talk: A fieldwork activity to investigate local supermarkets and sustainable shopping
A virtual fieldwork project to assess whether Milton Keynes is a sustainable community
Careers brochure and poster
Making the case for using qualitative techniques in geography fieldwork to encourage your students to engage in insightful geographical thinking
"I’ve always had a fascination with the world around me, from reading as a child and discovering far-off wonders and different cultures and ways of life"
"I really enjoyed studying geography at school and my teachers encouraged me to continue through A Level to university"
"Throughout school I decided to study the subjects I enjoyed the most, taking geography, history, law and maths for A Level. I really enjoyed geography at this level and this prompted my application for a BA in Geography at the University of Durham"
"Geography was always my favourite subject at school. I had a great teacher who was able to bring every topic alive in some way, and continued my interest on to study at Royal Holloway, University of London"
"I studied BSc Geography with Economics at London School of Economics, and then to further enhance my skills studied a Master’s in Project and Enterprise at University College London"
"I studied geography at GCSE, A Level and through to BA Geography at Plymouth University"
"Geography was my favourite subject at school. I decided to study for a BSc in Environmental Science, at the University of East Anglia, which is a more focused physical geography degree"
"I studied Geography at GCSE and A Level and went onto graduate in 2007 with a 2.1 in Geography with Ecology (BSc Hons) from Sussex University"
Lichens and Pollution: A fieldwork activity using lichens as bio-indicators to assess air quality in the local area
What is conflict and how does it impact sustainable development? This subject knowledge animation explores the global impact of violence and the promotion of peace and justice
A collection of resources created from the film, photo, cartographic and data outputs from the RGS-IBG Land Rover Bursary 2017.
How do geographers research volcanoes? Dr Tom Pering explains in this podcast
This animation explores the development challenges for the Horn of Africa region
In 2015 over one million people crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in search of safety and a better life. Find out their stories.
Should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles
Why do people move, and how is this movement changing cities?
We speak to Professor Esther Eidinow about the role future scenarios play in our perception of risk.
When places change how do young people negotiate space to maintain their sense of home and belonging?
In this podcast, we discuss the carbon cycle and ice shelves with Professor Grant Bigg.
In this podcast with Dr Ingrid A. Medby, we discuss how the Arctic is governed and how this impacts place identity.
In this podcast Dr Ann Rowan joins us to discuss how glacier surfaces evolve over time.
In this podcast with Professor Julian Dowdeswell, we discuss glaciers, ice-caps and the Weddell Sea Expedition.
In this podcast, Terri Freemantle discusses how earth observation data helps us to understand locational change.
In this podcast, we hear from Professor Jason Dittmer about the role of comic books in national identity and superpowers.
In this podcast we're joined by Dr Steve Millington to discuss place-management.
In this podcast we look at the role of humour plays in political geography in Southern Africa.
In this podcast, we discuss how TV and Media have constructed representations of rural life in Britain.
In this podcast we're joined by Dr Emma Mawdsley to discuss global development, and how international aid really works.
In this podcast we're joined by Dr Pat Noxolo to discuss the ways in which Caribbean people deploy creative energy to live with the everyday effects of insecurity, poverty, inequality and violence
In this podcast we discuss migration, homliness, belonging and the methods that geographers use to explore these issues through qualitative data.
In this podcast we explore how sand mining is contributing to erosion.
In this podcast we find out about 16 low-economy Puerto Richan families and how they recovered from a Hurricane.
In this podcast we discuss geopolitics and the role of Russia as an influential climate actor.
In this podcast we discuss how migration, trade, and tourism has shaped the rural landscape in England and Wales.
A mission to solve unanswered questions about one of the most remote and least-studied wilderness areas on our planet.
Find out more about the geographies of waste.
FT for schools subscriptions are available to students aged 16-19, their teachers and schools around the world
The Galapagos Islands are an isolated group of volcanic islands, situated 1,000km from the coast of Ecuador
Find out more about studying geography at GCSE and A Level, geography at university and career paths
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