Selasa, 26 Mei 2009

WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY ?

  • At the end of the chapter, student should be able to :
  1. Understand the importance of studying geography
  2. Understand the physical-human realtionship in geography
  3. Understand the value of fieldwork in geography

WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY ?

“GEOGRAPHY” COMES FROM THE ANCIENT GREEK WORDS

“GEO” MEANING “EARTH”

AND

“GRAPHIEN” MEANING “TO WRITE”.

OR

“TO WRITE ABOUT, OR DESCRIBE THE EARTH”

( Geography is much more than just identifying the capital cities or locating countries on the map. Geography encompasses the study of places, environment and features on the earth’s surface. It examines the natural processes at work and the relationship between people and the environment. Geography help us to better understand and appreciate the world we live in or study of the environment that we live )


Task :

Mention the place or country that you would like to travel to and explain to us why you chose the destination !


WHEN WE STUDY GEOGRAPHY, WE ARE INTERESTED IN OUR ENVIRONMENT. THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE LIVE CAN BE DIVIDED INTO THE PHYSICAL AND THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT.


( The physical environment refers to the earth’s physical features and the processes leading to their formation. Physical features are things that occur naturally on the earth, such mountains and volcanoes. They axist in nature and cannot be created by people. Examples of physical features that we will learn about are rocks and different types of natural vegatation )

and

( The Human environment describes the way people live, work and interact with the physical environment. For example, we will learn where people live, the types of housing people live in and what people do )

Task :

  1. Discuss how the earth’s physical features and the processes and the processes leading to their formation can affect humans both positively and negatively.
  2. Why human activities must change the physical environment and what negatively for our live ?

As we study geography, we will come to understand how the earth’s physical features and the processes that shape them have an influence on human lives. For example, people usually build their homes in places where there is abundant fresh water and where it is possible to grow crops. Natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes affect people negatively because than can distroy lives and property.


WHY DO WE STUDY GEOGRAPHY ?

it is natural for us to know more about our environment and the world we live in. the knowledge that we gain will help us to better understand the world arround us

geography helps us realise that there is a relationship between people, plant and animals because we all share one home -the earth

Develops skill in locating and acquiring information, critical thinking and decision making. example, we learn map reading skills to locate cities and analyse pattern of land use as well as change made to the environment.

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