Friday, January 18, 2013

Thought for the Day

From Connie Wyatt Anderson, Chair of Canada Geographic Education..
Follow @CanGeoEdu and @CanGeoMag

What does it do to a sense of national identity when you don’t know where you are on the map and, in terms of human geography, who you are as a people? As a teacher, I’ve seen the difference geography can make in my students. Those who embrace it – who “get it” – develop a “sense of place.” They understand that who they are is determined in part by where they are. Undeniably, geography contributes to a sense of identity on a personal level and collectively as a nation.

No comments: