“A geographic perspective is a way of looking at and understanding our world. When you view the world through the lens of geography, you are asking who, what, where, when, and how people, places, and things are distributed across the surface of the earth, and why/how they got there. In other words, it means that you are analyzing something with a geographic perspective. The understanding and use of a geographic perspective is critical for decision making skills in the 21st century. Using spatial concepts such as location, region, movement, and scale to help us understand:
- Interactions – How the world works
- Interconnections – How systems in our world are connected
- Implications – How to make well-reasoned decisions”
—@natgeo, Geography as a Primary Source
This is a field guide designed by National Geographic to help students strengthen their geographic skills. The front of the handout is pictured above, and the field guide component on the back is pictured below.