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geography in schools by top teach on 12 April 2006 5:27pm
 
Wow - I'm so pleased we have an advocate for geography in schools. Does anyone know if Michael has plans to visit the schools to inspire them further?
 
Re: geography in schools by montyfreak0234 on 13 April 2006 12:30am
 
If he does, I would only wish I lived in England and went to one of those oh so lucky schools.
 
Re: geography in schools by tucsonmike on 13 April 2006 7:26am
 
Now that this is mentioned, I realized my love of Geography did not come from school, but from my surroundings. Any geography I learned in school was more a part of my history classes. Geographer might have been a cool career, but it would have never occured to me.
 
Re: geography in schools by montyfreak0234 on 13 April 2006 10:46am
 
I am not the greatest in Geography, but I am better than most in my school. Soomeone in my history class mistook Australia for China, couldn't find Japan, Couldn't find Korea (the year we were studying it it was the Korean Peninsula, people couldn't find cities with giant arrows pointing a them, and many are still convinced Czechloslavakia still exists.
 
Re: geography in schools by irishladette on 13 April 2006 12:21pm
 
I loved Geography, but then I love nature and weather - mad as it seems I want to see a tornado, an errupting volcano... bring mother nature on - problem is: I live on the aul' sod of Ireland, we have the odd tiny miniscule tornado,the last volcano errupted eons ago, so have to travel!!
 
Re: geography in schools by peripatetically on 13 April 2006 12:56pm
 
I loved studying Geography too. It was a high school subject for me, not college, so I don't profess to be an expert, by any means! lol
 
Re: geography in schools by Pdrummy on 13 April 2006 3:44pm
 
I always enjoyed Geography, and I am doing a geography degree at univesity right now.
 
Re: geography in schools by tucsonmike on 13 April 2006 4:44pm
 
Pdrummy, I am curious. What do they cover in your classes?

Ladette, we can now plan your U.S. trip. You will travel up and down the tornado hot spots, then to the Pacific Coast, and Alaska, so you can travel the Earthquake faults then to the big island of Hawaii, so you can play with volcanoes. Then to the Mexican coast to deal with hurricanes and across the Caribbean. You can follow the Weather Channel and determine where you want to go.
 
Re: geography in schools by Pdrummy on 13 April 2006 7:13pm
 
Well, there are basically two types of geography - Human and Physical. Human geography covers economic cores and peripheries, cultures, international relations and such. Physical geography covers earth processes, climatology, hydrology, geomorphology, etc. My actual degree is in Physical geography, however I am doing all the modules for both human and physical this year.
 
Re: geography in schools by tucsonmike on 13 April 2006 8:42pm
 
Pdrummy, what previous background does your degree involved (eg Math and Science pre requisites etc)
 
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