Secondary Geography Handbook

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This page contains all the weblinks included in the Secondary Geography Handbook organised into subsections as they appear in the book. We'll keep this list as up to date as possible, so if you find any broken links please email us.

Take a look at the APG-funded Secondary Handbook Extension Project on the Geography Teaching Today website which developed some of the ideas in the book.

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Section One: Geography matters

Section Two: Teaching and learning geography

Chapter 10: Using ICT to create better maps
Fred Martin

ER Mapper - website no longer exists
GIS for Teachers

Global Positioning System
Great Globe Gallery
Multimap - now Bing Maps
National Curriculum in Action
Earth Observation Centre
Ordnance Survey
Royal Geographical Society
United States Geological Survey

GIS software packages

Aegis 3 (AUCE)
ArcView (ESRI UK Ltd)
Digital Worlds International Ltd
IDRISI Kilimanjaro (Clark Labs)
Local Studies
MapInfo (TMS Education Initiatives) - and MapInfo

Maps, vertical air photos and CD-Roms

Geopacks: Mastering Mapwork CD-Rom - email:
Ordnance Survey Interactive Atlas
Window on the World, Window on the UK 2000 and Window on the Universe

Chapter 12: Cracking the code: numeracy and geography
Clare Brooks

DCSF Mathematics Framework
DCSF National Numeracy Strategy
OS Digimap for Schools
MultiMap - now Bing Maps
US Census Bureau's International Database

Chapter 14: Understanding ‘distant places’
Emma Wellsted

Survival International 'We, the World'

Chapter 15: Strategies for approaching values education
Michael McPartland

Abrams and Astill 'The story of the blues'

The following websites are useful for amplifying the ‘Blue jeans story’:

  • New Internationalist
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Get Set Incorporated
  • International Press Services News Agency
  • Pesticides Action Network News Agency
  • Pesticide Action Network UK
  • Anahita Tourism and Travel

    Chapter 16: Thinking skills and the role of debriefing
    Adam Nichols

    DCSF Standards site
    Ofsted 'Secondary Subject Report 2000/01: Geography'

    Chapter 17: Using ICT to enhance learning in geography
    Sheila King and Liz Taylor

    Becta 'ImpaCT2 – emerging findings from the evaluation of the impact of information and communications technologies on student attainment'
    European YoungNet Project
    Ofsted 'ICT in Schools: the effect of government initiatives'

    Chapter 18: Planning geographical fieldwork
    David Holmes and Mark Walker

    QAA ‘Benchmark Statement for Geography’
    Virtual Montana and Virtual Montana Tour
    UK neighbourhood statistics

    Chapter 19: Media literacy and geographical imaginations
    Chris Durbin

    British Geological Survey - Earthquakes
    Fraser ‘Bad meteorology’
    Institute of Economic Affairs
    National Statistics
    Staffordshire Learning Net geography pages
    UN Cyber School Bus

    Chapter 20: Geography’s contribution to vocational courses
    Alan Marvell and Bob Holland with Keith Shuff

    Chessington World of Adventures
    Curtis ‘Vocational GCSEs too academic’
    English Heritage
    Fodor’s Guides
    Joint Council for Qualifications ‘National Provisional GCSE (Full Course) Results - June 2004’
    Michelin Guides
    National Trust
    Geography GCSE Pilot - QCA
    Rough Guides
    Star UK - website no longer exists
    Tourism Education Consultancy or email:
    Travel and Tourism Programme or email:
    World Tourism Organization
    World Travel and Tourism Council
    World Travel Guides

    Chapter 22: Let’s get physical
    Tom Inman

    Staffordshire Learning Net geography pages

    Chapter 23: Teaching geography for a sustainable future
    Alun Morgan

    Best Practices
    DLTR - Link no longer works
    Education Business Partnerships
    Geology of Biology
    Global Eye
    Johnny Appleseed - Link no longer works
    Living Streets
    Long Now Foundation
    Multi-media Super Corridor
    Royal Town Planning Institute
    The Man Who Planted Trees
    URS Europe
    Voices from the Field
    Worcestershire County Council

    Chapter 25: Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration
    Denise Freeman and Caroline Hare

    Global Eye
    Hope HIV
    Johnson and Johnson ‘An overview of cooperative learning’
    ‘Ted's Cooperative Learning e-book’
    This is Worcestershire

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    Section Three: Geography for all

    Chapter 26: Inclusive geography
    Lynda Evans and Deborah Smith

    BBC News
    Dyspraxia Foundation

    Images of Monserrat were sourced from:

  • UN Volunteers
  • USGS Volcano Hazards Program
  • US Geological Survey
  • Inspiration
    National Curriculum
    Staffordshire Learning Net: geography pages
    SLN geography animations
    University of the First Age

    Chapter 27: Geography and students with EAL
    David Balderstone, Marielle Dow and Vicky Henn

    Enchanted Learning
    NGFL Inclusion pages
    Refugee Council
    Staffordshire Learning Net geography pages
    Your Dictionary

    Chapter 31: Inspiring disaffected students
    Jeff Battersby with Neil Hornby

    Christian Aid
    Eco Schools

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    Section Four: Assessment

    Section Five: Developing as a geography teacher

    Chapter 38: Bridging the gap: building on young peoples’ experience of geography in the primary school
    Phil Wood


    Chapter 39: Supporting non-specialist teachers of geography
    Bob Jones, Janet Lewis, Diane Swift and Dennis Vickers

    British Council
    General Teaching Council
    Teacher Training Agency - Can Teach - link no longer works
    Valuing Places

    Chapter 41: Research in geographical education
    Rachel Lofthouse and David Leat

    National College for School Leadership Networked Learning Communities
    Open University Teaching and Learning Resources
    Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching at the Institute of Education, University of London - Link no longer works
    Teacher Learning Academy

    Chapter 42: Sustaining school geography
    David Balderstone and David Lambert

    DCSF Standards Site

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