Monthly Archives: October 2014

Revising Meanders and Ox Bow lakes

Here is a revision video guide on meanders and ox bow lakes. Covers how they are formed, what their main features are and how to answer an exam question on either of these river landforms


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Sustainability #itshappening

donkey carrying solar power anyone?



Found this lovely web page on sustainability. If you want to low how people are thinking about looking after the environment and people both today and for the future look at all these great examples from around the world

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Revising the Causes of River Flooding

This is a self made video to help you revise the causes of river flooding. It looks at the physical and human causes and then at the causes of flooding in both the river Severn and Bangladesh floods we have used as case studies

any comments gratefully received 🙂

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Comparing Bangladesh and River Severn Floods


Year 10s powerpoint for comparing these two floods is here

Comparing the case studies blog version





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Ontake Eruption Photos

I found some photos from this Japanese website 

The first one was is a horribly sad. It was taken by a man who dies in the eruption. his wife allowed a Japanese paper to use the photo. I share it and send my thoughts to Izumi Noguchi and his family. Like most people who died in the eruption it was the volcanic bombs not the ash cloud that was killed him

Deadly eruption

I liked the spiritual and Scientific mix of this post eruption photo

Scientist checking gas emissions next to a Buddha statue on Ontake

Scientist checking gas emissions next to a Buddha statue on Ontake

Finally there is a strange eye catching sharpness to the coloured coats of the surveyors amongst the ash ridden mountainside to this photo


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Revising Development Gap



Quick Starter: This is an image of all the Facebook accounts and the connections they make…. it clearly shows a pattern of wealthier and less wealthy countries… how do you think internet use is a good measure of development?


Like the coastal zone post, this is is a small collection of resources to help you revise the development gap topic.

Here is the topic outline. The Development Gap outline

We covered a lot of things today, but here are three things I didn’t have time to mention at all:

  • Fair Trade (BBC Bitesize revision on this is here ) also here is a good BBC thing on types of aid and whether aid is a good thing or not
  • How people try to ‘reduce the inequalities within the EU (i.e. how they try to makes things fairer and less unequal) 
  • Water Aid (there is a comprehensive post elsewhere on this site on Water Aid, click here for that

Two people asks for some help with revising how a natural disaster can affect development. Here is a revision prompt for that development gap FINAL revision Haiti

If there is anything else you would like to know please ask or email or contact twitter @stedsgeography


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Formation of young fold mountains: The Alps

Hello Year 11’s … here is a great post from a different teacher on Young Fold Moutains and how they are formed …..

A blog from the Bohunt Geography department.

The Formation of young fold mountains chains such as the Alps


The Alps are the largest mountain chain in Europe. They are formed in a curved belt that extends 1050km (650miles) across Southern Europe from Mediterranean France to Austria. At its widest the Alps are 200km (120miles) wide and rise up to over 4000m with Mont Blanc in France its highest peak at 4807m high.

Photo Credit S Hansraj Mont Blanc – Photo Credit S Hansraj

Formation of Fold Mountains

Fold Mountains form along both  destructive and collision plate boundaries, in other words where two plates are pushing towards each other.

The best examples are the Himalayas, the Rockies, the Andes and the Alps, all of which are huge fold mountain ranges caused by the collision of two plates.


The general theories are as follows is that as two plates move towards each other they push layers of accumulated sediment in the sea between them…

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