Book: The Once Upon a Time Map Book by B.G. Hennessy and Peter Joyce, pound;4.99, Walker Books Ltd. A great stimulus for young children for all kinds of mapwork and descriptive writing about places.
CD-Rom: BBC Barnaby Bear's Local Walkabouts, Sherston, pound;299 for a site license. Barnaby Bear is a perennial favourite with key stage 1 children.
Elaine Spincer is geography subject leader at Saltford Church of England School, Somerset.
Secondary geography resources
Book: Horrible Geography of the World by Anita Ganeri, Scholastic, pound;12.99, and discounted to pound;7.79 at www.amazon.co.uk. The latest edition of the Horrible Geography series.
Website: Seterra Software. Available to download free from www.activityvillage.co.ukkids_geography_software.htm. A wide variety of games to help pupils study countries, capital cities or flags of the world.
DVD: Climates of the World, Classroom Video, pound;34. Good for a recap on weather and climate across the world.
Ellen Clarkson is a geography teacher at George Salter Collegiate Academy in West Bromwich.