Geography, why is it important?

Why is it important to learn Geography?

The geography of a region affects the living of its inhabitants.

The geographical conditions of a region influence its culture.

It has a deep impact on the social and cultural norms of the people.

It influences the culture and civilization of the region.

The geography of a region has a direct effect on the art forms, the literature, the food habits and the celebrations of the people that inhabit it.



A major goal of any geography curriculum must be to foster an understanding of symbolic nature of maps.

Children can increasingly use maps to identify locations in their immediate, familiar surroundings.  Adolescents can use the ability to use a map to navigate through unfamiliar territory. Children learn that different maps are drawn to different scales.


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