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UK Climate change ArcGIS stories

This Storymap series produced by esri UK and the Met Office explores the impact that modern-day climate change will have on the UK. The series investigates six key areas where climate change will cause the most disruption, which includes fire, flooding, agriculture, transport, energy, and health. When studying the effects of climate change in glaciated …

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Teaching Geography article

We are delighted to provide a peer-reviewed article in the Geographical Association’s journal Teaching Geography to support teachers using our Antarctica StoryMap Series in the classroom. Please get in touch if you struggle to access this. The article provides information on the four StoryMap collections, outlining their Geographical learning, provides a summary table of the …

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StoryMap Collections Scheme of Work

As an additional teaching resource to complement the StoryMap Collections are four unique scheme of works. These have been tailored to KS3 teaching, highlighting the take-home messages from each collection and individual StoryMaps. Each table has a starter and main task, and in some of the StoryMaps, has plenary activities. They also highlight some of …

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Glacial ArcGIS Stories

There are many ArcGIS Story Maps around. Some are better than others; some take too long to load or are not well thought through. But some are excellent. Asia’s melting glaciers This well made Storymap focuses on melting glaciers in High Mountain Asia, and the impact this will have on water resources. Who owns Antarctica? …

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Discovering Antarctica

Discovering Antarctica is an interactive website and resource developed by the British Antarctic Survey and the Royal Geographical Society. It has a host of features suitable for an introductory level to Antarctica (~11-14 years; UK key stage 3). There is a number of resources, including ecosystems and food webs, science and exploration, tourism, challenges, and …

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IceMap

Icemap is a cool visualisation that may be good for younger (11-14 years) students. Follow Lenny the Lemming on his journey through time, as the climate changes and the ice sheet evolves from 37,000 years ago to 8000 years ago. IceMap+ is an interactive reconstruction of the Last Eurasian Ice Age, and allows students to …

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The Younger Dryas Glacial Map

Welcome to the Younger Dryas Glacial Map! Here, you can explore the glaciation of the UK during the Younger Dryas glaciation. In the UK, this period is also called the “Loch Lomond Stadial”. At this time (12,900 to 11,700 years ago), there was a period of abrupt cooling. Glaciers began to grow again in much …

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Geography Southwest

GeographySouthwest.co.uk is a resource hub for students and teachers. It has a range of resources at primary, secondary (KS3, KS4, post-16) and University level. It includes lesson plans and resources, powerpoint presentations, and more. The aim of the website is to promote geography and geographical education, and is a collaborative project driven by enthusiastic geographers …

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Mass Balance teaching resources

This page highlights some of the excellent teaching resources available for exploring glacier mass balance. For more ideas, see the Resources for Teachers page. Case study: USGS Benchmark Glaciers The USGS has an excellent resource on the mass balance of Lemon Creek Glacier, a World Reference Glacier, and the other USGS Benchmark Glaciers. This has …

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