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Teach geography using the environment

What is Earth like? How are living and nonliving features?including people?distributed across its face? Why? So what? Exploring questions such as these is the business of geography ?literally, "earth writing."

Geography is a huge, diverse subject. Because its focus is the world around us, it overlaps extensively with environmental education. Here are some suggestions for incorporating geography into environmental education and vice versa:

Whatever topics you cover, help students understand that, just as a river carves the landscape, their lives will leave a permanent mark on the world around them. It?s up to them to determine whether it will be a positive or negative one.

(From Fall 2001 Interconnections)