Friday, 15 May 2015

LondonMapper - resources now up

In 2014, I was awarded my 4th (ish) Innovative Geography Teaching award / grant from the Royal Geographical Society, to work with the wonderful Ben Hennig on a project using Census data.
The idea was to make this data accessible and linked to some resources.
Here's the description of the 2 grants awarded last year:

2014 Innovative Geography Teaching Grant recipients

 Alan Parkinson (King's Ely School) and Dr Benjamin Hennig (Oxford University). 'LondonMapper: exploring a World city through Census Data'. By focusing on London, this project will provide a context which has national relevance, but is on a more manageable scale. It will provide a framework for using Census data and a range of visually stunning maps to support imaginative enquiry work, which will also extend students’ critical thinking as they explore the sprawling city of London.

 Paul Turner (Sevenoaks School) and Dr Adam Dennett (University College London). 'CENTRISt (CENsus teaching ThRough gIS)'. A scheme of work will be developed for sixth form students, which will allow them to learn new quantitative analysis and GIS skills through exploring the 2011 Census data, while also engaging with wider substantive and increasingly important themes such as the North / South Divide in the UK or widening inequalities between London / the South East and the rest of the UK at a variety of spatial scales.

Details of the grants are here - I recommend that you apply the next time they are offered.
It's money to fund something in your school....

LondonMapper is a relatively new site, with cartography from Ben Hennig.
The scheme of work and resources offer 4 sessions looking at the city of London: past, present and future.

It's also linked with the MAPPING LONDON materials that I wrote for the RGS as part of their Rediscovering London's Geography.

Did I mentioned that this won a Silver Award at the GA conference - my 4th (ish) too....


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