Geography is considered "just a bunch of maps and globes", according to author Marissa Giamo – and she’s right. Many kids do not understand how important – or fun – geography can be.
Geography is very influential today, especially in the lives of kids. No longer will kids just be competing with the smart kids from their own city, state, or country. When the kids of today grow up, they’ll be competing and working with the smart people of the world.
Geography is many things – location, art, music, dance, history, race, language. It all defines a person’s culture, or the culture of many people. Understanding these things can be very helpful and rewarding. It can help you work with and understand the people of the world which can equip you with a type of knowledge that can help you to do amazing things. And if you not understand geography, you might end up insulting someone of another culture.
I wonder if geography is stereotyped "boring" by some students by the way it’s taught. I think that if teachers taught geography in a more interesting and student-interacting way, kids will have more fun and want to learn more.
Image retrieved from: http://www.themaldives.com/images/Maldives-geography-main.jpg On: January 28th, 2008