David Bowie inspired resources

Following the death of David Bowie perhaps you are listening to his music and revisiting past memories of him. As you do have you considered the geography that lies behind and within his songs and his life? The GA has put together teaching resources for primary and secondary that suggest ways his music could be used to introduce students to aspects of geography and geographical thinking. We can show students that geography touches all of us in different ways and that artists like Bowie can have a geographical influence on people and place far and wide that will last long after his passing.

Studying his song titles, lyrics and his tour locations can be an opening to many aspects of geography and places. It also serves to build on an interest in music and Bowie’s wider influences. The resources offer a number of different ways into developing not only a wider awareness of the world but also some of the issues that affect us all.

We would be delighted to hear how have you used the materials and of any others you have developed. Use the comment box below and use the Primary Champions Ning to share your resources. We welcome contributions from all phases – this work could be cross-phase though obviously due consideration must be given to the nature of some of the lyrics which clearly would not be suitable for younger pupils.

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