2What is Geography? Write the heading What is Geography? List 5 things you think Geography is aboutShare these with a partnerDecide between you on a top 5You will then share some of them with the class
3Copy out this short paragraph Geography is the study of the Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.
4There are 3 Types of Geography PHYSICALHUMANENVIRONMENTAL
5PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Imagine a world without humans. What would it be like?Think of as many things as you can.
6PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHYA world without humans would still have life, it would still change shape, natural forces would still work, like . . .Volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, floodsRivers, oceans, glaciersSoil, water, airPlants, animals, vegetation
11ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY Earth is a precious, delicate place – all activities have an effect on the environment in good ways and bad.How many can you think of for each?Bad –Good –
12ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY Here are some ways in which humans affect the environment:Bad – pollution of power stations, cars, household rubbish, chemicals in the ground and water, sewage into the sea, waste, intensive (crowded) farming, over hunting, poaching, global warming, more???Good – conservation, animal welfare, walk, bike, recycling, reducing, re-using, more???
14How you use GeographyYou already use Geography without knowing it. Here are some headings:HolidaysTravellingGetting dressedShoppingAt homeHow do you use Geography for these activities?
15In Geography we ask questions Where are the places?What are they like?Why is that happening?When did it/will it happen?Who is doing what? Who is being affected?How is that happening?And we try to answer them . . .
16Now look at some more pictures Ask questions about them Where. What Now look at some more pictures Ask questions about them Where ? What ? When ? Why ? Who ? How ?
2110 Things About Geography It's big - Geography's about knowing what's where, why it's there, and why it matters.It's out there - Geography is near and far. It's in your backyard and across the globe.It's what you know - About your area, about the world, about everything.It's what you listen to - Regions have rhythms, sounds echo cultures a world away.It's what you eat - When you eat, find the region your food is from and why.It's what you buy - Find out where things come from and how they got here.It's what you wear - Everyday your clothes are decided by GeographyIt's learning - Knowing geography will make your life more interesting, more exciting, and more fun.It’s where your going - Every time you travel it’s a geographical decision.It's your future - You can take a part in your future and the future of your world.