Looking forward to the publication of this book by the late Roger Deakin, which comes out in June. It sounds like a fascinating read, and I very much enjoyed "Waterlog".
Random musings from the GeographyPages bloke... Visiting from outside the UK ? Add a comment please!
I've think I've had a turn...
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The powerful Al Gore film “An Inconvenient Truth” will form part of a pack on climate change sent to every secondary school in England, Environment Secretary David Miliband and Education Secretary Alan Johnson announced today.
The film documents former US Vice President Al Gore’s personal mission to highlight the issues surrounding global warming and inspire actions to prevent it.
Mr Miliband said:
“The debate over the science of climate change is well and truly over, as demonstrated by the publication of today’s report by the IPCC. Our energies should now be channelled into how we respond in an innovative and positive way in moving to a low carbon future.
“I was struck by the visual evidence the film provides, making clear that the changing climate is already having an impact on our world today, from Mount Kilimanjaro to the Himalayan mountains.
“As the film shows, there's no reason to feel helpless in the face of this challenge. Everyone can play a part along with government and business in making a positive contribution in helping to prevent climate change.”
Mr Johnson added:
“With rising sea temperatures, melting ice caps and frequent reminders about our own ‘carbon footprints’ we should all be thinking about what we can do to preserve the planet for future generations. Children are the key to changing society’s long term attitudes to the environment. Not only are they passionate about saving the planet but children also have a big influence over their own families lifestyles and behaviour. Al Gore’s film is a powerful message about the fragility of our planet and I’m delighted that we are able to make sure every secondary school in the country has a copy to stimulate children into discussing climate change and global warming in school classes.”
The DVD will go to 3,385 secondary schools in England. It will be part of a Sustainable Schools year of action to support all schools to become models of sustainable best practice. Other tools and support being produced include teacher resource packs, a pupil “detective kit”, guidance for bursars and governors and a new Teaching award.Look forward to it....
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This is going to be a VERY useful site for people needing to make a sketch of a scene.
Back to work this week following half term.
Posted about this earlier in the year, but it's now in the shops.
Just doing a major sort out, and have finally found time to work through post-it notes I stuck inside a book months ago.
Michael Hughes SOUVENIRS project.
Flags courtesy of ITA's
The Young Geographer of the Year Competition has been launched at the new website of Geographical Magazine.
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Geography can take you places....
Will it be a white Norfolk tomorrow ?
Thanks to poor timing of concerts and venues, I've once again been unable to see 'The Decemberists' on another brief UK visit. Instead, I'll have to content myself with listening to THIS ARCHIVED CONCERT. Check them out! Also some great Joel Didriksen images.
New Key Stage 3 Review
Learning and undertaking activities in geography contribute to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:
The study of geography stimulates an interest in, and a sense of wonder about, places and helps make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains how places and landscapes are formed, how people and environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies and societies are interconnected. It builds on pupils' own experiences to investigate at all scales from the personal to the global.
Geographical enquiry encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people's lives, for the present and future. Fieldwork is an essential element of this. Pupils learn to think spatially, using maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems, to obtain, present and analyse information. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.
Frank Zappa was right....