Thursday, 18 June 2020

In search of Moominland

"It was a land of lush meadows, dark woods and dazzling rivers, flanked on one side by “the Lonely Mountains” and on the other by cave-studded coves where “every wave that dies on the beach sings a little song to a shell.”



A lovely piece on Finland and the search for Moominland by Dan Roberts.

In the Economist's 1843 magazine section.


“I only want to live in peace, plant potatoes and dream,” Moomintroll

Monday, 15 June 2020

500 posts

Just passed 500 posts on this blog. It was created in 2007, ahead of the publication of my KS3 Toolkit book called "Look at it this Way" which had ideas for teaching about landscapes. I still use a few of the ideas in my own teaching. The book is still available to buy from the GA shop.
The blog has had almost 90 000 views which is OK for the length of time it's been around. Hope you've found some of the contents useful.

Geography SW has launched

A new website for those who are in the SW, and those who aren't.
Launched by Simon Ross, John Davidson and Emma Espley, and supported by a team of geographers including Harry West from UWE.
The site already includes resources for all key stages and also advice for those wanting to visit the SW, those studying at University, and teachers requiring CPD in the area. Plenty of links through to GA support materials and resources are included.


The site will continue to grow over time. There are already some interesting GCSE case studies added for example.
Of course, we could now have other groups of geographers stepping up to produce similar portals for other parts of the country.

Guidance on how to contribute to the site is here. This could be a way for those who want to share their work and ideas to have them publicised so that others can easily access them.