Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Geography Awareness Week: Celebrating Geography - Geography in Everyday Life
Catholicgauzette has recommended that we feature the classic Celebrating Geography: Geography in Everyday Life by William Fitzhugh. Fitzhugh stresses that geography is such an everyday part of life that people take it for granted but teachers cannot connect the subject to student's lives. Fitzhugh stresses that the five themes of geography, location, place, human-enviornment interaction, movement, and region, because these are the perfect launching pad for starting any geographical lesson. He then gives examples of learning lessons like "geography of me and my family," "geography of song," and "edible geography" which are sure to strike a chord with younger students.