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GIS System - free to schools - May 2017

IESRI UK, the company who provide the Hertfordshire County Council corporate GIS solution, working in partnership with the Royal Geographic Society have announced this week that they will make GIS available free of charge to schools to assist with teaching Geography and GIS now that it forms part of the national curriculum. See:

Air Quality Investigation for KS3 Geography

East Herts Council Health and Wellbeing has been working with the London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) to deliver the Air Quality Improvement for Schools project at Richard Hale and during the Spring Term 2016 to Leventhorpe School in Sawbridgeworth.

New Geography Association Teaching Resources

The Geographical Association have some new resources for teachers:

  • Geography Plus: Primary Teachers' Toolkit. Australia Here We Come! Exploring a distant place (CD)
  • Geography Plus: Primary Teachers' Toolkit. Living in the Freezer: Investigating polar environments
  • GIS Made Easy: Geography lessons using GIS - KS3.
    The aim of this book is to develop teachers' knowledge and confidence in utilising and integrating online GIS into geography lessons to promote engagement and enjoyment.

For more details of these and other resources visit the GA bookshop online at:

 

Cassini Map Teaching Set

Cassini have recently launched Cassini Map Teaching Set, a cross-curricular teaching resource that allows pupils to develop their map skills and explore their local area through comparative historical and present-day mapping. For more information:

 

Prince's Rainforests Project For Schools

The Prince's Rainforests Project has launched a variety of new schemes, competitions and lesson ideas on their colourful schools website.