3. Take a letter Miss Jones...
An excellent resource is the LETTERS PAGE
Draft a reply to a letter that has been provided,
or produce a new letter...
Geographical literacy / media literacy – writing
for an audience (letter printed in The Times or
6. New(s) stories
Newspapers sometimes have “news”: new stories which
you haven’t come across before, or are presented in new
Observer Food Blog / Monthly magazine
Just as the adverts are often the best thing
on the telly, the print advertising in
newspapers can also be used as resources...
8: Mapping the stories...
80% of all data has a spatial component.
100% of news stories have a spatial component:
they happen SOMEWHERE.
9: Online support...
Daily newspapers have websites. Some hung out for
longer than others, but all now realise that it is a way of
supporting and enhancing the news in the printed
It’s also very handy for geography teachers who want to
catch an article that they missed, and don’t want to
part with cash.
I do a daily visit to the Daily Mail, Independent and The
Times (and the News of the World on Sunday...)