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What about Geography?

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      You´re going to study Geography for the present year, but do you really know what are you going to learn? Is Geography similar    to Geology? Why not? What tools are used by geographers? Can you read a map?...   

     So... what is Geography?

        Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, lit. "earth description") is the science that studies the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth.

        Geography has been called the world discipline and "the bridge between the human and the physical science".

        The strong interdisciplinary links between geography and the sciences of geology and botany, as well as economics, sociology and demographics have grown greatly as a result of Earth System Science that seeks to understand the world in a holistic view.

       Geography is divided into two main branches: the human geography and the physical geography.

       Physical geography focuses on geography as an Earth science. It aims to understand the physical problems and the issues of lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and global flora and fauna patterns (biosphere).

       Physical geography can be divided into many broad categories, including: Biogeography, Climatology and Meteorology, Geodesy, Geomorphology, Palaeogeography, Hydrology, Oceanography, Pedology, Landscape ecology and  Environmental management.

        Human geography is a branch of geography that focuses on the study of patterns and processes that shape the human society. It encompasses the human, political, cultural, social, and economic aspects.

        Human geography can be divided into many broad categories, such as: Cultural geography, Social geography, Development geography, Political geography and Geopolitics, Population geography or Demography, Urban geography and Economic geography.

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    If you want to know some answers to these questions....  Just click on titles given below!


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Anyway, you have to study more Geography if you think that....



 * References:  What´s Geography? by Julie Cidell -fall´04-; from http://geography.pppst.com/5themes.html----   The Five Themes of Geography. A Framework for Studying the World. By North Carolina Geographic Alliance, 2007; from http://geography.pppst.com/5themes.html----   What´s Geography, Globes & Maps and Parts of a Map, all this by Arram Dreyer, from www.mrdgeography.com/UnitDocuments/-----    Earth System, Earth-Sun relationship and seasons. From www.csus.edu/indiv/c/cidellj/Geog100/class3a.ppt  and  http://faculty.sierracollege.edu/ccox/physical_geography/0_PG_Intro.ppt -----   Latitude & Longitude. From http://regentsearth.com/Powerpoints/Tutorials/Latitude%20&%20Longitude.ppt -----   You have to study more geography, From http://www.iloveworldhistory.com/index.php?action=resources&id=1

            Some of the PPT Presentations have been adapted or modified in order to be more suitable for the students I       work with. This resources have been used exclusively to teach History developing the History Bilingual Curriculum,    not for personal or professional profit.

 7 enero 2010  //  Actualizado:  agosto, 2012

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