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Globalising cityscapes

Globees are 3D maps of cities showing major landmarks and buildings. Teachers Helen Hackett and David Williams organised a history and geography project for their Year 5 pupils to make suggestions for a new Birmingham Globee.

"It really motivated them: they researched the places, enjoyed visits to key landmarks and recorded everything they saw," Hackett says.

What else?

Why not use an existing Globee to explore your city? For more information, contact or go to

For exciting ideas to explore your local area, see Teachers TV. Increase your pupils' awareness of their neighbourhood with a lesson plan from QCDA_Resources.

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