Thursday, 26 September 2013

Pakistan Quake

The quake's epicentre

There was a massive earthquake in Pakistan: 7.7 on the Richter scale. As well as a significant loss of life (currently in excessof 300), a new island was creasted just off the coast.

The new island created by the quake lifting up the sea floor.


Presentation at RGS

Off to the Royal Geographical Society near to the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. 

I am going to give a presentation on the importance of Global Location in the prep school curriculum ... and Milton Jones and the Animaniacs are going to help!

My basic premise is that we need to teach children a rudimentary locational knowledge; a generic framework upon which they can hang the locational knowledge which is useful to them.

In other words, children should know the relative position of the continents and oceans; the key lines of latitude and longitude; and where they live in this grid.

How to teach this is much more fun!