Newspaper in education is a concept that is gaining ground in many schools. Using current events to teach geography helps connect the subject to the lives of the children. This teacher shares with the readers three examples of how current news events can be used to teach geography.
Ever wondered why the elephant is native only to the continents of Asia and Africa? Why don’t we see the red wolf in India? How did different animal and plant species evolve? Answers to these questions lead to important geographic insights. See how and why you should introduce biogeography to children.
They may be (in most cases) only imaginary lines, but borders between countries define the way we live and think about our countires. Political geography helps us better understand these imaginary lines. Here are some activities to help you introduce the subject to your students.
It is believed that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old. And this Earth won’t be around for much longer if man continues to live as he has been. Through examples of man’s foolish actions, the author suggests ways of getting children to care better for our ‘home’.
Landscape is defined as a part of the Earth’s surface that can be viewed at one time from one place. But landscapes become more interesting when each one looks at them with their own eyes, adding to the landscape a personal touch. Read to learn how you can bring landscapes alive for your students.
Padmini B Patell
The next time you pass by a rock(s), stop to admire it. Rocks play an important role in sustaining life on Earth. Despite this they are being destroyed. Read to learn why rocks should be saved and how you can involve your students.
There is an entire world under the sea, a lot of it unexplored. Take tiny little steps into the world of marine geography with your students to unravel the treasures of the deep blue.
Christopher Wooldridge and Rupert Perkins
The relationship between man and sea goes a long way back since the beginning of human civilization. The sea is a natural boundary, makes trade possible and travel, it sustains livlihoods. When the sea is so important to mankind studying this relationship in more details is necessary. Find in this article some suggestions on how you can bring the knowledge of the seas to your classrooms.
The geography of an island is very different from that of the mainland. Find out how different life is in the Andaman and Nicobar islands from our own. In fact life is significantly different in the two islands itself. Find lots of discussion points and insights in this article.
V V Robin
The western ghats is home to many flora and fauna. Trek up the ghats and visit the different birds, animals and plants that have made the western ghats their home and also see how extensive human intervention is threatning life on these mountains.