The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance seeks to promote geo-literacy here in the Ocean State. So what is geo-literacy? The National Geographic Society’s Educational team have put together these fantastic videos. The first one to explain what the term geo-literacy actually means:
And the second video elaborates on geo-literacy to show why having geo-literate citizens and students are critical for society.
At a different scale, a geography blogger produced a video to emphasize the workforce applications of geo-literacy and geographic skills.
In an informal way, I think this sign embodies what geography education and geo-literacy is all about… Now is the time to open our eyes to the world around us. I see this as a bit of ‘geo-inspiration‘ that I want to spread and I seek to further distribution geography education materials to any and all that can use them.
So go explore the world.
It is highly important to learn geography. It is a dynamic subject, as the world is changing. A change in one part of the world can affect people in other parts of the world. Take for instance, the drought in California.
The drought in California will be felt in other parts of the nation because of where many people get their food.