Farming and countryside management is always likely to prompt lively debate, with opinions divided on such issues as battery farming, fox hunting, the exporting of live animals and the risks of eating beef.
If you want to see issues from the farmers' perspective, access the National Farmers' Union website, highly commended by the Geographical Association for its potential use in teaching secondary geography.
Its education section provides details of the resources the NFU offers schools and provides a list of farms that can help with school visits, along with tips for making the most of a visit to a farm.
For more detailed information on how farms are run, there are case studies of various types of farm, with an account of how the land is used, numbers of employees and crops grown.
WHAT'S ON STAGE
If you're planning a visit to see a play, you might be interested in this online theatre guide, which holds a database of what's on and what's about to be on in theatres around Britain.
You can see when and where productions are being performed and choose between the competing productions of Hamlet, Macbeth, As You Like It and whatever else is showing. A Midsummer Night's Dream, for instance, is being performed in 10 theatres and open-air venues this summer in several productions.
The website includes addresses and phone numbers for venues and there is a brief synopsis of the plots and themes of the plays.