Manchester Up Close

Name:Manchester Up Close

Brief Description of the Site:
This site teaches 14 - 16 year olds the concepts of urbanization using the city of Manchester to demonstrate concepts. Urban issues are conveyed through tutorials, allowing multiple visitors in a game-like format. A history of urbanization is presented briefly on pages with text that doesn't overwhelm. You can enlarge illustrations for further clarification as needed.

How to use the site:
Use the mouse and/or keyboard to navigate at your own pace around the three sections covering topics from Push and Pull factors to traffic simulations. Urban history, land use, and urban structure are just some of the topics explored with an interactive quiz. Appealing flash animations accompany diagrams with a glossary and notes. This is an original an interesting way to present study of an urban environment to children.

Submitted by:
Paul Gooder
Manchester, Lancashire UK