The gatw Spring Break Menu
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We would like to recommend you might like to do at least two of these.
Listen to some podcasts
podcasts.geographyalltheway.com categorised 200+ podcast episodes by the sections of the IB DP Geography course.
Recommended podcast episodes which link to topics recently covered:
- BBC News - The Inquiry - How Do You Make People Have Babies? [23 minutes]
- BBC News - The Inquiry - How Will a Population Boom Change Africa? [23 minutes]
- BBC Rethink - Is demography destiny? [42 minutes]
We would like to recommend you might like to do two or three of these.
Pre-reading for the next units
After Spring Break we will be completing 1.2 Changing populations and places and 1.3 Challenges and opportunities. Use this opportunity to get a bit of a head start with some reading related to the topics and concepts we will be covering. Recommended reading:
- 1.2 Changing populations and places
- World Economic Forum - Climate change will force millions of us to move, but where will we go? [4 September 2020]
- Reuters Graphics - Fleeing Ukraine [29 March 2022]
- 1.3 Challenges and opportunities - Ageing societies
Read or listen to a book
If you haven't yet, now is the time to read or listen to Factfulness. You could order a paper copy, download it for Kindle (or similar) or listen to it via a service such as Audible. There is no need to read it in English if you do not want to - it is available in 13 languages.
If you have read Factfulness already - may we suggest the following:
- Prisoners of Geography - Tim Marshall [available in print, electronic and audio forms].
- Final Call - Leo Hickman [available in print and electronic forms].
- Geography: Ideas in Profile - Danny Dorling and Carl Lee [available in print and electronic forms].
- Why Study Geography? - Alan Parkinson [available in print and electronic forms]
Work on your Geography Extended Essay
For all of you who were sensible enough to do a Geography Extended Essay - how about using some of the additional 'time' you have due to the lockdown to get ahead with your research. You should have confirmed your research question so now is time to start working on your outline.
We would like to recommend you might like to do as many of these as you want to.
Netflix and ... learn some Geography
If you have access to Netflix and if the series is available to you - watch ROTTEN. Series 2 in particularly good for IB DP Geography.
Watch some documentaries on YouTube
If you have any recommendations for other documentaries on YouTube - please let us know.
Follow some 'useful' social media
- greenpeaceuk - Greenpeace UK
- visualcap - Visual Capitalist
- infobeautiful - Information is Beautiful
- who - World Health Organization
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