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New DVDs for 2015/2016

Educational video content for schools

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Geomorphic processes

and landforms

See Pages 5-7

With fantastic aerial footage, clear

graphics and video case studies

filmed both in the UK and around

the world, our titles on Rivers,

Coasts and Glaciation will enhance

your teaching of these increasingly

important areas.

“The Rivers title is

superb and would be

incredibly useful for the

new GCSE specs.”

Becky Kitchen, Curriculum Manager

and Head of Geography, Aylesbury

High School

Geography of the UK

See pages 4-7, 10, 12-13

With increased emphasis required across

all specifications, refresh your UK case

studies with our materials, which cover all

the main themes and issues and provide

excellent context for enhancing students’

locational and place knowledge.

“Your DVDs are great. They

hit all the right points in a

reasonable length of time,

with good chapterisation

and the on-disc resources

are excellent added value.”

Steven Vaux,

Marlborough College

Available Autumn 2015

The UK’s Changing Landscapes

Glaciation in the UK





Code: UKLAND 30 mins | 2015 | Age 14-19+ Code: UKGLAC 30 mins | 2015 | Age 14-19+

Use this programme to explore what makes

landscapes distinctive in the UK. It provides an

overview of the characteristics and uses of the

UK’s areas of upland and lowland landscapes.

Through the use of case studies, this DVD

contextualises how climate, geology and human

activity have worked together in combination

with geomorphic processes over millions of

years to create the UK’s diverse and distinct


How has ice shaped the UK landscape? What were

the processes operating at differing scales and

how have they been influenced by geology, climate

and human activity? With examples drawn from

around the UK this DVD provides illustrations

and explanations for the different landforms and

features associated with glaciation in the UK. It

also looks at the impacts of human activity on

the UK’s glaciated landscapes and how it can be

managed sustainably.


Endorsed and recommended

for GCSE and GCE level

by UK and International

awarding bodies.

“The Pumpkin DVDs

are excellent.”

John Lyon, Programme Manager,

Geographical Association

See how our video content matches

the new and existing specifications

Specification matched

video content

Our resources are made in consultation

with awarding bodies, publishers, subject

associations, authors and examiners. With

over 20 years experience, Pumpkin are

experts in creating specification-matched

video content for KS 3-5.

Video case studies from

around the world

Shot around the world by our in-house team

of ex BBC filmmakers and geographers,

our material supports the core conceptual,

thematic and locational knowledge required

by students. Each title contains at least

30 minutes of edited video content, split

into a number of clear 3-5 minute themed


Filming in Iceland

Its free!

Short clips free to use in the classroom

can be accessed via our Youtube

channel: ChannelPumpkin and all DVDs

come with a Free Site Licence.

Free teaching resources

Each DVD comes with a free resource pack, all written by our

consultant: textbook author and former GA President, Bob Digby.

“There is nothing passive about this pack – it has been

designed to stimulate discussion, question preconceptions,

discover more. Vital skills of analysis, evaluation,

problem-solving and role play are all encouraged in

imaginative, contemporary and purposeful ways.”

Russell Chapman, Head of Sixth Form,

University College School


Weather and Climate

Extreme Weather: Coastal Flooding

Suitable for: Weather, Hazards, Flooding, Climate Change

Code: UKSTORM 30 mins | 2015 | Age 14-19+



Through the use of two case studies - the Dawlish railway

collapse and the East Coast Tidal Surge, this resource

looks at the impacts of the 2013/2014 winter storms. The

extreme weather conditions that led to these events are

examined, the impacts on people and the environment are

assessed and ways to improve future resilience to coastal

flooding and extreme weather hazards in the UK are


Tropical Storms:

Bangladesh’s Cyclone Aila

Suitable for: Extreme Weather, Climate, Hazards, Coastal Flooding, GIS

Code: CYCLONE 33 mins | 2010 | Age 14-19+




A highly engaging case study, which makes use of

extraordinary footage shot during and after Bangladesh’s

most recent cyclone. The physical processes that lead to the

formation of a cyclone are clearly explained and the primary

and secondary impacts explored through the first hand

accounts of those affected. Management strategies used

to reduce both short and long term impacts are assessed

including the role of GIS, as well as projects aimed at

strengthening livelihoods and reducing vulnerability.

Climate Change

Suitable for: Climate Change, Cold Environments, Fragile Environments

Code: CLIM 30 mins | 2014 | Age 14-19+


Use this resource to encourage students to evaluate how

climate change will affect people differently around the world.

The impacts can be hard to see in the developed world, but as

our fantastic footage from the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Africa,

the Alps, India and China shows, climate change is all too much

of a reality for the poorest and most vulnerable. The DVD also

provides clear explanations of the processes that cause climate

change and gets students thinking about the extent to which

these are caused naturally or are the result of human activity.

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Glaciated Landscapes

Glaciation: Processes and Landforms

Suitable for: Glaciation, Cold Environments, Ice on the Land, UK Landscapes


40 mins | 2014 | Age 14-19+


How are glaciers formed? Where are they

found? How and why do they move? How

do they shape the land? Using examples

filmed in the UK, Iceland and the Alps

and with the help of satellite images,

graphics and interviews with some of the

world’s leading glaciologists, this resource

illustrates and explains the processes and

landforms associated with glaciers. For

access to the very latest research and current thinking on

glaciation, this resource is an absolute must.

“Pumpkin’s physical geography resources fill

a massive gap in the market. The Glaciation title

is absolutely spot on, not dumbed down, and

it covers everything we need.”

Jim Gardner, Head of Geography, Dame Allan’s School



The Alps: Opportunities and Challenges

Suitable for: Tourism, Energy, Hazards, Fragile and Cold Environments

Code: ALPS

30 mins | 2014 | Age 14-19+

Filmed in the honeypot site of Chamonix

in the Alps, this DVD looks at the social,

economic and environmental opportunities

and challenges facing the region. The

resource explores the variety of activities in

the area, including tourism, HEP and farming.

It examines their impact, the conflicts that

arise between them and how they can be

sustainably managed within the context of

a fragile environment. Examples of eco-tourism are

provided and the risk from avalanches is assessed.


“An excellent purchase that has provided extremely

useful KS 4 case study material on glaciated

environments, fold mountains and tourism.”

Dr Helen Fyfe, Head of Geography, Torquay Boys’

Grammar School

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Coastal Processes and Landforms

Suitable for: The Coastal System, UK Landscapes

Code: COAST1 38 mins | 2012 | Age 14-19+


Aerial shots of classic coastal landforms like Lulworth Cove,

Durdle Door, Old Harry Rocks and Flamborough Cliffs are used

to explain the coastal processes of erosion, transportation,

deposition, weathering and mass movement that create these

landforms. The impact of geology is explored and examples

provided of discordant and concordant coastlines. The resource

takes a systems approach and explores the role of constructive

and destructive waves, sediment sources and cells. Slapton Ley is

used to examine the challenges of managing a changing coastline.

Managing the Dorset Coast:

Conflicts, Challenges and Opportunities

Suitable for: Coasts, Tourism, Conflict, UK Landscapes

Code: COAST2 41 mins | 2012 | Age 14-19+


The UK’s Jurassic Coast, is one of the country’s most popular

stretches of coastline. So how can you balance the needs of

the hundreds of thousands of visitors who descend on this

world heritage coastline every year, meet the requirements of

Europe’s largest onshore oil field and protect the unique and

fragile environment of this honeypot site? This DVD explores

the values, needs and impacts of the different players who use

this area, before assessing the sustainability and success of

the management strategies that have been put in place.

Holderness: Sustainable Coastal Management

Suitable for: UK Landscapes, Coasts

Code: HOL 32 mins | 2008 | Age 14-19+




Applicable throughout secondary, this resource, filmed

along the Holderness coast, provides examples of different

coastal landforms along with explanations of how they are

formed through the processes of erosion, transportation and

deposition. Different stakeholders – from farmers to politicians,

caravan park owners to local residents – then discuss the

challenges they face managing and living with this changing

coastline. The resource provides analysis of both hard and soft

management strategies and asks is this coastline sustainable?



River Processes and Landforms

Suitable for: Rivers, UK Landscapes

Code: RIVERS 31 mins | 2013 | Age 14-19+




Provide your students with memorable examples of

potholes, rapids, waterfalls, gorges, meanders, braiding,

flood plains and deltas, with our high quality video footage

filmed both in the UK and abroad. Use these case studies,

along with the detailed graphics provided, to explain the

fluvial processes of erosion, transportation and deposition

and explore how they change throughout a river’s course.

The process of rejuvenation is also explored through the use

of specific examples.

Flooding in Bangladesh:

Causes, Impacts and Management

Suitable for: Rivers, Flooding, Hazards, Climate Change, Extreme Weather

Code: FLOOD 38 mins | 2010 | Age 14-18+




A fantastic contrast to the UK flooding case study, this

resource provides strong visual examples of the impacts of

floods in an LEDC. The physical and human causes, at both

a local and regional scale are explained, as is the effect

of climate change. It emphasises contemporary thinking

about hazard events and provides memorable, quirky and

relevant examples of both hard and soft flood management


Flooding in the UK

Suitable for: Rivers, Flooding, Environmental Challenges, Extreme Weather

Code: TEWKES 37 mins | 2013 | Age 14-19+




Recent years has seen unprecedented flooding in the UK.

Are these freak weather events, or disasters waiting to

happen? Explore the physical and human causes of flooding

with this resource that looks in detail at runoff, infiltration

rates and the factors affecting storm hydrographs. First

hand accounts bring home the immediate and long-term

economic, social and environmental impacts of flooding.

The resource also considers the sustainability of a variety

of hard and soft management strategies.



Iceland: Living with Volcanoes

Suitable for: Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Hazards, Energy, Tourism, Globalisation

Code: ICE

42 mins | 2013 | Age 14-19+


Focusing primarily on the 2010 eruption,

this resource first asks why people

choose to live in volcanic regions. The

opportunities for geo-thermal power,

tourism and agriculture are considered.

It then explores the impacts of the

Eyjafjallajokull eruption and responses to it

including the role of: emergency planning,

early warning systems and better volcanic

ash forecasting. A fantastic case study for MEDC/LEDC

geohazard comparison when used with the Montserrat

or Haiti titles.

“The tectonics series is superb.”

Mark Ollis, Head of Geography, St Bees School



Montserrat: Living with Volcanoes

Suitable for: Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Hazards, Tourism

Code: MONT

45 mins | 2013 | Age 14-19+

A perfect case study of a volcano in an

LEDC. The resource provides a clear

explanation of the processes causing

Montserrat’s recent volcanic activity. It

then assesses the social, economic and

environmental impacts of the continuing

eruptions. The likelihood of Montserrat

becoming self-sufficient is explored

with sections looking at: the potential of Montserrat’s

tourist industry; strategies for disaster response and

preparedness; and projects to improve biodiversity.

“I have just finished using Montserrat with my

Year 11 Class, including the resources that came

with it and found it excellent.”

Peter Brealey, Head of Geography, Redmaids


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Tectonics: Processes and Landforms

Suitable for: Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Hazards

Code: TECT

30 mins | 2013 | Age 14-19+


With examples drawn from Montserrat, Haiti, Iceland, the

Alps and the UK, this DVD provides explanations of the

processes, features and landforms that occur at different

plate margins. It discusses the very latest developments

in plate tectonics theory and explores how the theory has

changed over time. The resource then looks in detail at a

range of volcanic processes and landforms. Examples are

provided of calderas, fissure eruptions and dome, shield

and stratocone/composite volcanoes.

Geohazards: Monitoring and Prediction

Suitable for: Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Hazards, GIS

Code: VOLC

30 mins | 2013 | Age 14-19+


Filmed with scientists working on some of the world’s

most active plate systems, this resource looks at how

geohazards can be monitored and predicted. From

helicopters to rapid response radar trailers, get access

to the very latest equipment used for deformation,

seismic and environmental monitoring. See how the data

is recorded, analysed and then used to: predict future

geohazards, map exclusion zones, plan for evacuations and

model ash cloud dispersal for the aviation industry.



The Haiti Earthquake: Impacts & Responses

Suitable for: Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Health, Hazards, Development


45 mins | 2013 | Age 14-19+


Use this resource to exemplify the effects of a geohazard

in an LEDC. Using footage filmed straight after the 2010

earthquake and in the three years following, the resource

explores the primary and secondary impacts of the

quake. The DVD then looks at a range of short and long

term responses, including projects aimed at: reducing

the outbreak of cholera, improving the housing situation,

reducing vulnerability and strengthening livelihoods.

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Debating Energy Futures: Coal, Gas and Nuclear

Suitable for: Energy, Economic Change, Environmental Challenges, Emerging Asia


45 mins | 2015 | Age 14-19+


With case studies from the US, the

UK, China and India, this title asks how

important coal, gas and nuclear will be in

the future global energy mix. Find out what

is being done to clean up coal, the dirtiest of

all fossil fuels. With the growth of fracking

in the US improving energy security in the

States, what are the potential benefits and

environmental risks associated with it in the

UK? And why is nuclear still considered to be an attractive

option by some countries, despite the Fukushima disaster.

“The DVD provides a wide variety of viewpoints and

interviews to help students understand the complex

analysis of energy futures in the UK.”

Mara Demosthenous, Head of Geography The Heritage

Private School, Cyprus


The Greening of Energy

Suitable for: Energy, Conflict, The Technological Fix, Environmental Challenges


30 mins | 2015 | Age 14-19+


Although renewable energies are seen

as “clean and green”, their development

can often be cause for conflict. Examine

the pros and cons of a variety of renewable

energy sources with this title that

draws examples from the UK, India and

Europe. The de-carbonisation of energy

is discussed, and the importance of

reducing energy consumption and

improving efficiency is also explored. Tidal, HEP, Wind,

Solar, Biomass and Biogas are all considered.

“One of your best programmes. It is crystal clear and gives

lots of contrasting studies that teachers will welcome. It also

contains contemporary material, not available elsewhere.”

Bob Digby, Former President of the Geographical





Global Energy Security

Suitable for: Energy, Superpowers, Conflict, Emerging Asia

Code: GEN 30 mins | 2014 | Age 14-19+


What makes some countries more energy

secure than others and what are the

strategies that can be pursued to improve

security? With video case studies from the

EU, Iceland, China, India, Canada and the

U.S., this resource provides students with

a wealth of contrasting examples. Find out

how the geopolitics of Eastern Europe is

affecting energy security in the EU. In China,

energy needs are being met through an overwhelming

reliance on coal, but at what environmental cost? And with

new technology opening up previously untapped reserves,

we ask, what are the potential risks and rewards?

“Pumpkin consistently produces high

quality educational documentaries.”

David Lambert, Professor of Geography Education, IOE



Energy Security: India’s Sustainable Solutions

Suitable for: Emerging Asia, Resources, Energy, Development

Code: ESSS

28 mins | 2009 | Age 14-19+


How will India meet the energy needs

of its growing population and rapid

industrialisation? This resource assesses

the environmental impact of two energy

options: wind power and biogas. The

pros and cons of large-scale electricity

generation schemes like Asia’s largest

wind farm at Mappandal, are explored.

The DVD then assesses the benefits of

biogas - a fantastic example of how appropriate

technology can be used to close the development gap.

“Informative and detailed regarding the role of

renewable energy. It highlights a national and

community based approach to managing energy

supply. Ideal for A level.”

Janet Neil, Head of Geography, Redland High School



Population Change: Migration to the UK

Suitable for: Migration, Population Change, Globalisation

Code: CPOP 40 mins | 2008 | Age 14-19+




Through the personal stories of individual migrants,

this resource encourages students to see beyond the

headlines, to get them thinking about the different

countries of origin, motivations, intended durations of stay

and socio-economic situation of the current wave of UK

immigrants. Viewers hear from a Latvian farm worker,

Kurdish asylum seekers and a former nurse who left West

Africa to become an illegal immigrant to support more

than 30 family members back home.

Managing Youthful Populations:

An African Case study

Suitable for: Population, Resources, Development

Code: YPOP 31 mins | 2005 | Age 14-19+


Gambians are among the poorest people in the world,

and until recently cultural and economic imperatives

combined to give them one of the highest birth rates as

well. This resource uses the Gambia to study the impact

of a large youthful population on a country’s infrastructure,

service provision and environment. The video then

highlights successful campaigns to increase the uptake

of contraception, manage natural resources and increase

educational opportunities for girls.

Ageing Populations

Suitable for: Population

Code: APOP 28 mins | 2005 | Age 14-19+


Examine the issues surrounding the UK’s ageing

population with this resource that highlights the causes

of the changing dependency ratio and then looks in detail

at the consequences. It assesses the impact this ageing

population is having on health services, transport, housing,

pensions and the growing crisis of care. It then illustrates

how NGOs, governments and individuals are meeting these

challenges at a national and local scale.

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Urban Environments

Challenges of Urbanisation:

Inequalities in Bangalore

Regenerating a City: the

rebranding of Glasgow





Code: CUIB 27 mins | 2009 | Age 14-19+ Code: REG 31 mins | 2007 | Age 14-19+

A fantastic contemporary case study

for the study of rapid urbanisation in

an LEDC. This video examines the

causes of urban growth, including rural

to urban migration. It then explores

the impacts, from the development

of slums to the pressure on water

supplies, sanitation and health services.

A variety of projects working to improve

the living conditions of India’s slum

dwellers are then assessed.

The 2012 Olympics and East

London’s Regeneration

Explore the redevelopment and

re-branding of Glasgow from its

economic and social decline to its

present day rebirth. This resource

discusses the causes and effects of

urban decline and economic change

and assesses the strategies being

used in Glasgow for urban renewal

and the creation of sustainable


Sustainable Communities:

Studying Settlement



Code: AFG2

40 mins | 2010 | Age 14-19+


54 mins | 2008 | Age 14-19+

Use this resource to investigate

whether the Games has helped

regenerate East London and to what

extent it has benefitted socially,

environmentally and economically.

A fantastic case study for urban

geography, that talks to local

residents, businesses and politicians

and asks: what is the legacy of the

London 2012 Olympics?

What makes a community

sustainable? By comparing three

examples and by talking to residents,

planners and politicians in each about

the transport links, environmental

quality, housing and service provision,

this resource looks at how you can

evaluate sustainability. The DVD also

encourages students to think about

their methodology for when they

come to evaluate and study their own


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Emerging Superpower:

India’s Booming Bangalore

Suitable for: Economic Change, Urban Environments, Inequalities, Development

Code: ESBB 37 mins | 2009 | Age 14-19+


Known as India’s “Silicon Valley”, almost every major bank

and electronics company in the world has an office or call

centre in Bangalore. A fantastic resource for the study

of globalisation, this programme considers the factors

contributing to Bangalore’s success, the challenges of its

rapid growth and the impact the new middle class is having

on a traditional society. It then explores what is being done to

improve transport, infrastructure and access to services.

Issues in Globalisation: How Fair is Fashion?

Suitable for: Economic Change, Development, Inequalities, Globalisation

Code: IGFASH 26 mins | 2011 | Age 14-19+




Using the international fashion industry as a case study,

this programme helps students understand globalisation,

examining its causes and effects and the role played

by multinational corporations. The video goes inside

homes and factories in Bangladesh, one of the world’s

largest textile producers, to compare the lives of workers

employed in large-scale operations with those employed

by a rural fair trade fashion initiative. An engaging

resource that will provoke much thought and discussion.

Issues in Globalisation: Environmental

Impacts and Sustainability

Suitable for: Water, Waste, Health, Development, Globalisation

Code: IGENV 25 mins | 2011 | Age 14-19+


This excellent resource contrasts the environmental

impact of the textile industry in two countries of differing

economic development. In Bangladesh, residents of

Dhaka’s slums explain how extreme industrial pollution is

damaging their environment and health, while interviews

with factory owners and government officials explore how

industrial growth can be made sustainable. In the UK, a

company sited in a National Park, shows how it reduces

pollution by recycling energy and waste.


Biodiversity Under Threat


Suitable for: Ecosystems, Fragile Environments, Oceans on the Edge, Tourism

Code: BIOD

42 mins | 2011 | Age 14-19+


Conservationists call the Bengal tiger the

“Guardian of Biodiversity”. But degradation

of its habitat in the Sundarban Mangroves

is threatening not only the tiger, but also the

entire eco-system – the largest of its kind

in the word. Use this DVD to discuss the

importance of mangroves and the threats

facing them, including shrimp farming and

climate change. A variety of management

options are also explored, including: eco-tourism, tiger

conservation and government initiatives to control resource

exploitation. Footage of man-eating tigers and life in

Bangladesh’s mangroves will really engage students as well

as providing the detail required for A/A* understanding.

“Not having a huge departmental budget, I have

tended to steer clear of DVDs produced specifically

for education, but this is likely to become a well-used

resource in my geography department.” Victoria Ellis,

Swanwick Hall School

Rural Challenges: Inequalities and Development

Suitable for: Food Security, Life on the Margins, Emerging Asia, Rural Environments

Code: RCSI

35 mins | 2009 | Age 14-19+


Why does most of India’s rural population live

below subsistence level, relying on foreign

NGOs for aid, despite India having the second

biggest agricultural economy in the world?

This programme talks to struggling villagers

and through their stories, examines the social,

economic and environmental causes and

impacts of this rural poverty. Potential food

supply problems, development dilemmas

and the problems associated with an emerging rural/urban

division are explored before we see how NGO and microcredit

schemes are being used to help reduce poverty.

“A highly structured resource presented through clear,

easy to follow and up to date case studies. Detailed

teachers notes mean that individual points are easily

accessible to all levels.” Russell Chapman, Head of 6th

Form, University College School, London



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