Eurovision – old idea and a new spatial perspective…

eurovision-song-contest-2009-svg1 Now updated. For the past two years (2007 and 2008), I’ve been considering geographical bias in the voting of the Eurovision Song Contest with students, I’ve now updated the resource. ready for our win tonight. (441 kb Word doc) 😉 For the update on Sunday, please subscribe via RSS feed or email.

I’ve also produced a new resource (600 kb pdf) to consider whether there is a geographical pattern to previous winners and whether there has been a shift in winners over the past four decades, is the Eastern Bloc more powerful? I’ve afraid this resource is in pdf format, because making it compatible with Word 2003 causes the graphics to shift considerably. I’ve happy to email people a copy of the 2007 Word document if they wish to edit it.

Both might also be useful for a summer cover lesson… Do let me know if you use these resources or develop them.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted May 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks again for this resource. I have used your work over the last 2 years and the kids respond really well to it. They often find the “relevance” of geography a challenge and this lesson really brings it home to them.

  2. Elli
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for making all these fab resources, i have picked up a year 7 class once every2 weeks for the rest of term and i have already used the pirate lesson with them and now i am going to use this! Geography in the news!

  3. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks both for your kind comments, hope the resources work well for you.

  4. Posted May 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    just to say I used your Eurovision lesson today and it was great – contest is this Saturday – will Englebert or Jedward win? All will be revealed soon. Thanks for taking the time to put your ideas online and for being generous enough to share

    Pete

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