Geography helps students learn about the world. Knowing something about where places are and what they are like is important.
Geography is the study of places on Earth and their relationships with each other and provides a conceptual link for students between home, school and the world beyond. Because it deals with where and how people live, geography is rich in material that relates to international understanding, multi-cultural concerns and environmental education.
Through the study of geography, students learn to read maps and interpret information at geographical scales, from local to global. They are able to use data from maps, tables, graphs and texts to recognise patterns and solve problems.