What is Geography? Overview Video from About.com

As a new school year begins for many people, we thought it was timely to review what geography is and how Trekking the Planet is bringing it to life through our journey. Many people believe that geography is the knowledge of where countries and oceans are on a map. This is important but geography is much more than the answers to trivia questions.

This About.com video provides an overview of the two branches of geography: the focus on people and cultures (or cultural geography), and the study of our planet’s nature and environment (or physical geography). As we travel, we feature the cultural and physical geography of our location in our weekly education modules.

This video also reviews geography’s origins. research and new technologies. Watch the video (2:05) by clicking the image.




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