If we want to change our attitude towards the earth, it’s resources and our place on its surface, we must become more informed about our ‘geography’; not simply latitude and longitude, but rather ourselves and the processes that affect our behavior.
Geography, in an holistic sense, is physical, biological, economic and social. It is spatial and temporal: neighborhoods, regions, countries and global; hours, days, years, decades, centuries, lifetimes and beyond.
What matters is that we creatively communicate and understand our geography through our spoken language, our writing, art, music, and technology. This means ‘geography education’.
Continue reading this article and many other geography related articles by Bob Maher. His new blog is for anyone who has an interest in geography education.