Are you ready to rock ? or read...

Excited at the Reading Festival posters that were going up around school, then realised it was a festival of READING, and nothing to do with music :)
I'm going to be doing some reading of my book 'The Ice Man'

We also have a display with pictures of geography staff reading one of their favourite geography books, so here's one of me that I had taken earlier...

The book is 'The Map that Came to Life' that has featured on this blog several times before, including as the centrepiece of an article for the Ordnance Survey magazine.

We're also building reading into our lessons next week: 
- reading from 'Touching the Void'
- descriptive writing on Antarctica
- following the stories of migrants from 'Geographical' magazine article...

Comments

Duncan Hawley said…
Another great book to read extracts from is Robert McFarlane's 'Mountains of the Mind' (Granta ISBN 97814708394) - which has, amongst many useful sections, some really good paragraphs describing how, over time, people have changed their minds about how they view and respond to mountains - an excellent resource.

Of course, there are many other books that contain excellent reads to use in geography lessons.

A long time ago (back in the 80s!) a geography teacher at Deer Park School Cirencester (Adrian ??) gave me a fantastic list of books/novels containing useful settings, scenarios and 'facts' for teaching geography etc that he had compiled - unfortunately I left it behind when I moved jobs - but the idea and inspiration has stayed with me.

I wonder if such a list exits today?....I feel a bit of Googling coming on...
Duncan Hawley said…
Another great book to read extracts from is Robert McFarlane's 'Mountains of the Mind' (Granta ISBN 97814708394) - which has, amongst many useful sections, some really good paragraphs describing how, over time, people have changed their minds about how they view and respond to mountains - an excellent resource.

Of course, there are many other books that contain excellent reads to use in geography lessons.

A long time ago (back in the 80s!) a geography teacher at Deer Park School Cirencester (Adrian ??) gave me a fantastic list of books/novels containing useful settings, scenarios and 'facts' for teaching geography etc that he had compiled - unfortunately I left it behind when I moved jobs - but the idea and inspiration has stayed with me.

I wonder if such a list exits today?....I feel a bit of Googling coming on...
Alan Parkinson said…
Certainly - am using Robert MacFarlane for a session on mountains at the SAGT conference next week... I did a list of books once - check my blog though:

http://geolibrary2013.blogspot.com