Welcome to Geography

Welcome to Geography Department at Newark Academy.

Geography helps us make sense of the world in which we live.

From the physical processes that shape our landscapes to the human actions that impact our planet geography students will deepen their knowledge and understanding of how the planet is the way it is and how it is changing. Our carefully planned out curriculum allows our students to delve deep into the core concepts of this dynamic subject, from global inequality to climate change, emerging superpowers to tectonic hazards our geographers will go on a journey of discovery as we pass on the knowledge of Earth and its inhabitants. Without geography we cannot explain the world in which we live, it is all around us.

"Geography is about what is where and where is what; and why and when, and who and how" (Dorling and Lee, 2016)

Links to useful resources

People and the Planet http://www.peopleandplanet.net
Multimap Search for place names and postcodes - download travel directions
Streetmap Zoom in on any UK area by entering a place name, postcode, grid reference or tel code
Ordnance Survey OS map info
Expedia.co.uk Maps Road maps of UK and Europe
MSN Maps and Directions Maps for most US cities + major conurbations around the world
Map24 Another UK map site
old-maps.co.uk http://www.old-maps.co.uk
Maps Worldwide Online shop for all map requirements
RAC Travel Services Route planner/traffic news
Environment Agency Variety of environmental info
Geographical - The Magazine Topical geography items
The Geographical Association Geog Association website
CIA - The World Factbook 2002 World factbook
The World Bank Group World bank website
USGS Geologic Information - Deserts Info about deserts
Glacier Info about glaciers
USGS - Earthquakes Info about earthquakes
The Online Guides: Meteorology Info about meteorology
Met Office Weather/climate info
Met Office: Learning Resources for students, enabling research into specific events eg 1987 hurricane
National Hurricane Centre National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida
WSVN-TV - Miami - The News Station Info about hurricanes in Florida from local newspaper
Funbrain.com Games, quizzes etc
Channel 4 Learning Channel 4 education programmes
Columbus Travel Guides Factual guide to holiday destinations
Leeds Geodemographic Analysis System Method of extracting census data linked with postcodes
Northern Light Search for news items
The Cryosphere Info about snow, blizzards and avalanches
Volcano World Good source of volcanic case studies
US Geological Survey Variety of geological info
Museum of San Fracisco A case study of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake presented by the Museum of San Francisco
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Institute of Hydrology - very useful for UK hydrological info - most UK rivers have info included
World Flag Database Database of flags of the world’s countries
National Curriculum in Action: Geography The national curriculum in action
Becta ICT in education
US Census Bureau Population Pyramids
Homework High Revision site
Internet Geography http://www.internetgeography.co.uk

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