February 21, 2014
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.
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.
Components of Geo-literacy :
Read this article for more details on these components and for more resources on the meanings of geo-literacy.
2- Why Geo Literacy is Important ?