How do you know what you don’t know? - Issue #30
This will be the last newsletter of 2022. 30 issues in a year - I am happy with that! I will aim for a similar number in 2023.
The Geographical Association Annual Conference and Exhibition is due to take place from 13 – 15 April 2023 at Sheffield Hallam University.
It's a busy time of year but keep in mind that the 'early bird' booking closes in January. Get you spot booked for this excellent professional development opportunity in one of the best cities in the world!
IB DP Geographers
Compare causes, injuries, and risks within a country, compare countries with regions or the world, and explore patterns and trends by country, age, and gender.
I am rejuvenating the Food and Health unit (and the Extreme environments unit) on geographyalltheway.com. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation VizHub has been a part of one of the lessons for a while - but I feel it's worth a revisit as it's brilliant! Comparing the causes of death, for all age groups, for two countries starts so many great geographical questions (try Switzerland vs Niger).
I have been working on a couple of geographyalltheway.com 'projects' recently - they are mainly focused around revision and the process of reviewing as my DP2 students (hopefully) prepare for the mock exams. At the request of some of my students I have created checklists for each of the units - to help them to review their notes and to focus on the essentials.
Checklists for students that have used geographyalltheway.com for their studies.
I am ensuring that the revision page for each unit has a 'content and context' sheet (where the students annotate the syllabus) and 'concept corners' to promote synthesis. Unit 5 and 6 'concept corners' should be added within the next ten days.
An example revision page that includes 'Content and context', 'Concept corners' and a 'checklist'.
A little macabre but I found this interesting. It is from The Pudding (the creators of the always useful Human Terrain), written in 2018, but it resurfaced recently with the deaths of various 'high status' individuals.
What pageviews tell us about how famous people are remembered after they die.
Just for a bit of fun to finish issue #30 - here is the latest from Danny MacAskill →
The iconic street trials and mountain bike rider Danny MacAskill, is back with a jaw-dropping edit from the Golden City, San Francisco.