What can I learn in Geography?
Some of the things you will learn include:
• where people live (the human habitat) and why they live there (population and settlement patterns)
• the natural world and what influences and shapes it
• the world of human activities and what influences and shapes it
• how to get and use information from different sources such as textbooks, maps, photographs, graphs, diagrams, newspapers, DVDs and the Internet.
How is Geography useful to me?
Everybody uses geography in their daily lives. When you think of where to go on holiday or wonder what tomorrow’s weather will be like, you are thinking geography. When you look at an atlas map, or a town plan, or a weather map, you use what we learn in Geography. Geography prepares you for careers in town planning, outdoor pursuits education, weather forecasting, tourism and transport. Geography keeps you informed of topics which arise in conversation, current affairs, newspaper reports, and on TV, such as climate change, renewable energy and aid to poorer nations.
Geography is everywhere; afterall, it is the study of Earth and the people in it!
GEOGRAPHY OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL:
Some of the things you may do are:
• watch news reports and documentaries on TV and DVD
• research subjects from books, newspapers and magazines at home and in the public library
• use the Internet to research places and people
• observe differences in the landscapes when on holidays
• write to or e-mail people your own age in other countries
• do your homework!
4 main areas of study:
2.Population Settlement Patterns:
Factors affecting population change nationally and globally
3.Patterns in Economic Activities
4.Ordnance Survey Maps and Aerial Photographs