When many people think of “geography” they think of maps. While maps are a fascinating tool, they make up only a part of geography. When we study geography, we study why something is in a certain location on Earth, and whether it was caused by nature or people. We study the physical processes of nature and the social processes of humans, as well as the differences and links between them. We become more aware of the interconnectedness of the world and its communities, we understand changes in our societies and in the natural world, and we become more socially and environmentally sensitive.
What does geography entail? The field of geography is usually split into 2 main fields: physical geography and human geography.
|Examples of Physical Geography||Examples of Human Geography:|
|Physical Maps||Cultural Studies|
|Meteorology and Climate||Language, religion, art, music|
|Oceanography||Migration and Globalization|
|Earth Science||Human impact on the environment|
|Plants and animals||Transportation|
|Hazards and Natural Disasters||Calendars and Seasons|
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