Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Summer of Geography!

Hello and welcome back from our summer holidays. What a summer it has been! Well not in terms of sunshine and sitting out sunbathing, but on the geography front, as ever, there have been lots of geographical events! You think that geography stops whilst you are on holiday, your wrong!

Many of you will remember the flooding in Yorkshire from before we broke up. Floods struck again in the UK in South-West England. Where towns such as Gloucester, Tewkesbury (pictured) and Upton-upon-Severn were seriously flooded. Remember that this was during the summer, not when we get our greatest amount of rainfall during the winter months.

On the 15th August a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Peru, killing at least 337 people and injuring hundreds more. In the capital city Lima, buildings shook violently during the earthquake. Click here to read more on this story from the BBC website

Hurricane Dean signified the start of hurricane season around the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Many tourists were affected as the Hurricane came ashore along the coast of Mexico. Click here to read more about Hurricane Dean and its effects.
Finally for this post. A teacher has created a fantastic webiste called Games4Geog. Here you can find many games based around your study of geography. Today I am going to place a couple of links to games based on the "Summer of Geography". Test yourself on what you know and enjoy learning about geography.
Click here for the "Summer of Geography" Quiz.
Click here for another "Summer of Geography" game.
Thought you had played your lot! Think again. Click here for another "Summer of Geography" game.