“One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography.”
Why does geography education matter? This poster nicely summarizes the classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do…it’s a perfect article for high school and college student to read since it is very accessible.