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General Discussion / Rich and Poor Divide: Drone photos
« on: December 30, 2018, 04:34:29 PM »
Great photos to generate discussion

General Discussion / Danny Dorling at North Staffs GA
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:51:18 PM »
THE NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE  BRANCH of the Geographical Association presents a talk       
“What Brexit tells us about the British” given by Professor Danny Dorling , Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford; on Wednesday September 26th 2018 at 7.30pm.
The lecture will be held in Room R001 at the Science Centre, STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY (Leek Rd site next to Sixth Form College) Stoke-on-Trent (near Stoke Station) SATNAV  ST4 2DF.
All are welcome.
£2 for a single lecture or open to personal or school members of North Staffs GA Branch and Shropshire Branch.

Contact Bob Jones for further details or 01785 815521

Whatever kind of Brexit occurs – hard, soft, or even a cancellation and staying in the European Union – the public and especially school children (who had no vote) are going to be asking questions about why this has happened and what it means. Just under a year before this talk was given, extra money had to be found to pay for Brexit in the November 2017 budget than could be found for the NHS. In early 2018 there was an unprecedented rise in deaths among elderly people in The UK.  On the same day as that budget, we also learnt that Britain would lose a place in the International Court of Justice for the first time since the court’s inception in 1946. But what can Geographers tell us about Brexit and what does Brexit tell us about the British?
The arguing and making of claims and counter-claims about Britain’s geographical status that is currently underway will not improve the image of Britain in the eyes of much of the rest of the world’s people.  But there is an upside. The British may well learn a great deal about themselves as a result. Not least that Britain, and even Brexit, has its roots in the British Empire. Traditionally British Geography, a subject that was partly born in this country due to Empire has not been very good at explaining what the Empire was and why it mattered. Brexit may well be the point at which we finally learn about the importance of geography: from the Irish border through to the modern day priorities of India.

General Discussion / Webcams
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:35:10 AM »
What is your favourite webcam?
Please provide the URL and your reasons for it being your favourite? How do you use it?

Many thanks

General Discussion / North Staffs GA lecture: HS2
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:31:25 AM »
Next lecture:
7th  MARCH 2018 7.30pm Science Block Staffs University     
HS2* and the Midlands: Talk presented by representatives from HS2. An excellent CASE STUDY.
The lecture is preceded by a very short AGM, starting at 7.15.
*High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high speed railway linking London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.

General Discussion / Top Tips Advent calendar
« on: December 04, 2017, 10:25:23 AM »
Thanks to the innovative GA Secondary Phase committee for this Advent calendar! Full of useful links and timely reminders. :)

General Discussion / Inequality in a photograph
« on: November 30, 2017, 08:13:06 PM »
I've used this photo many times. Great discussions ensued. Interesting to have the story behind it!

General Discussion / Icelandic/Welsh landscapes
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:00:57 PM »
Two students from University of Iceland, Halla and Brynja, are doing research on Icelandic/Welsh landscapes in conjunction with Staffordshire University. They would appreciate if you could spare a few minutes to take part in their research survey. It is an interesting and visual survey!

many thanks!

General Discussion / GA Fieldwork survey
« on: October 03, 2017, 01:12:13 AM »
The GA Fieldwork SIG is undertaking a survey about the use of fieldwork.

This survey is designed to help determine how best to help teachers plan, deliver and develop their fieldwork offer.

Please take a few minutes to contribute!

General Discussion / Fieldwork survey
« on: June 18, 2017, 11:39:47 AM »
A plug for the GA’s Fieldwork survey – please can you complete yourselves and diffuse further to other colleagues (this includes those responsible for geography provision in Primaries etc...). Re-sharing this onto other groups would be fantastic.

It’s all about how the GA can support teachers with fieldwork in the future – so responses are valuable!

Thanks :)
Fieldwork Survey

General Discussion / UK County Word Cloud project
« on: May 31, 2017, 07:59:28 PM »
Alan Parkinson has been spending half term with another cracking idea! Using Facebook he has asked people to submit 5 or so words they associate with "Cornwall". he created a word cloud using WordArt with the results.

Alan is expanding the project and hopes to create a word cloud for each county! Can you help? It takes a few seconds and I am sure the results will be very interesting. They will be shared on

General Discussion / Emotional mapping of urban Britain
« on: January 30, 2017, 10:42:16 AM »
SLNer and urban explorer Dan Raven-Ellison has been traveling Britain with a brain scanner, mapping his emotional response to Britain's urban areas. He was on BBC Breakfast this morning.

Dan said "Birmingham is greener than you think"
Stoke is "interesting"
Newcastle has "so many children"
The Mood Map can be seen here

General Discussion / Happy Christmas
« on: December 23, 2016, 10:37:18 AM »
Wishing all the SLN readers and viewers and contributors a very Happy Christmas!

Thank you for being here.
Best wishes to you and your families.

General Discussion / Pearson Geography Progression Scale
« on: November 22, 2016, 08:14:39 PM »
Pearson's Geography  Progression Scale is an easy to use tool to track students’ progress over Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. It comprises of 12 steps ranging from low (1) to high (12) challenge. It is anticipated that the average student will enter year 7 working at the 3rd or 4th step. The expectation is that a student will make one Step of progress a year.

Might be useful

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