"The study of geography is about more than just the memorizing of places on a map. It is about understanding the complexity of our world."
President Barack Obame
Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds. It develops in children a knowledge of places and environments throughout the world. It also offers children the opportunity to consider important issues about the environment and sustainable development.
As children study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures. This helps them to understand how nations rely on each other and can inspire them to reflect on their own place in the world, their values, their rights and responsbilities to others and the environment and the difference they can make to their world, both now and in the future.