How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue #13
The TeachMeet at the 2022 Geographical Association Conference will be live streamed (for free) here on geographyalltheway.com, starting at 18h00 UK time.
Booking for the 2022 Geographical Association Conference has been extended until Friday 8th April
IB DP Geographers
The list of geographic regions presents the composition of geographical regions used by the Statistics Division in its publications and databases. Each country or area is shown in one region only. These geographic regions are based on continental regions; which are further subdivided into sub-regions and intermediary regions drawn as to obtain greater homogeneity in sizes of population, demographic circumstances and accuracy of demographic statistics.
I have been reflecting on the places that are explored in the resources I use in the classroom. I am finding that I am turning to the UN's 'Geographic Regions' more and more as a way of dividing countries into regions.
You can find one of the uses I am making of the regions here on geographyalltheway.com. I have categorised resources using the regions. It would seem that I need to develop more resources focused on South America and Middle Africa!
I do not like to set 'homework' during the holidays. The students need a break. What I have developed in the past and have recently updated is the gatw Spring Break Menu. An optional 'menu' of activities that students can choose to participate in, ranging from podcasts to listen to, books to read, and Netflix documentaries to watch.
I use Pocket everyday. I use it as a 'read it later' service. If I find something interesting in a blog, on Twitter etc I send it to Pocket. When I get a little time, with a cup of tea (usually), I will go through what I have added to Pocket. Some content gets deleted straight away, some gets read there and then in Pocket (and then maybe deleted), and useful resources and ideas get sent on to Trello (more about Trello in the future) where I reflect upon and develop the resources on geographyalltheway.com.