We are living in an era of receding glaciers, accelerating loss of species habitat, unprecedented population migration, growing inequalities within and between nations, rising concerns over resource depletion, and shifting patterns of interaction and identity. This website provides 11 geographic investigations aligned to the geographic questions in the NRC Understanding Our Changing Planet report. The report focuses on the future directions in the geographical sciences and how these key questions will guide research to help us understand the planet on which we live.

Source: geographicadvantage.aag.org

The four aspects the geographic advantage (as conceptualized by former AAG president Susan Hanson and solidified by the AAG team–see powerpoint) are:

1.  Relationships between people and the environment

2.  Importance of spatial variability

3.  Processes operating an multiple and interlocking geographic scales

4.  The integration of spatial and temporal analysis

 

To ensure that this advantage is harnessed, the AAG prepared 11 modules within these 4 categories of key issue facing the world:

–Environmental Change

–Sustainability

–Rapid Spatial Reorganization

–Technological Change


Tags unit 1 GeoprinciplesK12STEMsustainability, environment, spatial, technology.