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How to use Google Maps in the classroom

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How to use Google Maps in the classroomThere was a time when every classroom had a set of atlases and children all looked at the same page at the same time with very directed exercises. These days with virtual atlases, always up to date, always free, there is a lot more opportunity for children to use them in many more ways than previously. Here are a collection of the ...

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Rainforests and their Sustainability

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rainforestlayers (1)Rainforests and their sustainability can play a huge role in investigating and learning about the Earth and our environment. We are losing great swathes of rainforests every day and we would love to stop that. We need to stop it. However, it is not as easy as it may seem. This is a collection of websites to help with the study ...

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Spring Festivals Around the World

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13919810553_587e297133_mIt is lovely to see what a few of the better known Spring festivals are all about and this can often be shown in pictures!

Doing a Google Search – with the free to use or share licence choice – will give you hundreds of images that you could use in school, but many travel companies have already got some images together which would also be great when used on a whiteboard. The following ...

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Flooding in the UK

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Flooding in the UKFlooding in the UK. After the dreadful experiences of large parts of the UK over Christmas with the flooding in many areas, it may be something to think and talk about as a group early in this new term. It is a subject which may well crop up totally outside the expected curriculum but if anyone needs to devote a couple of days to thinking about the topic then ...

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Conflict Around the World and Refugees

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camp-syrian-refugeesConflict and the plight of refugees is constantly in the news these days and it is important for learners to start to understand what is happening in the World.

The UN Refugee Agency – has some games to help children understand what being a refugee is all about. There is also a page of teacher resources which will ...

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