Geo-Literacy and Geography Education

Geography: 1) the nature and relative arrangement of places and physical features; 2) the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries
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Geo-Literacy: Geo-literacy is the term that National Geographic has adopted to describe the understanding of how our world works that all members of modern society require. Geo-literacy is the ability to reason about Earth systems and interconnections to make far-reaching decisions. Whether we are making decisions about where to live or what precautions to take for natural hazards, we all make decisions that require geo-literacy throughout our lives.

Geography in California’s K-12 Curriculum

Other Guidance for Geography Education