Geo literacy is an important concept that is not squarely addressed in our teaching curricula. We are mostly concerned with preparing our kids for future job markets and in so doing we deprive them of the understanding pivotal for their future decision making. Whether making decisions about where to live or what precautions to take for natural hazards, our kids need to learn how to be able to use geographic reasoning and geographic understanding to better connect with their environment.
|source: snapshot from natgeographic video|
I am sharing with you these two wonderful videos from National Geographic Education to help you better instruct your kids about the concept of geo-literacy. Below are some of the notes I highlighted from it:
What is Geo-literacy ?
It is preparation for decision making in the 21st century. It is all about helping people make decisions that they need to make to involve understanding and reading about their world.
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