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Year 6 Geography: Why study Geography?

Introduction to the study of Geography

Geography Matters

Why are we studying Geography?

Geography: the study of the natural features of the earth's surface, including topography, climate, soil, vegetation, etc., and people's response to them.

Infographics

An INFOGRAPHIC (or information graphic) is a visual representation of information, ideas and data. We can see infographics all around us - maps, flow charts, posters, signs - there will be some on your classroom and library walls right now!

 

Here is an infographic about infographics! Click on the image to go to the website.

Image from http://ivancash.com/Infographic-of-Infographics

Here are 10 Tips for Designing Infographics

Check out this infographic on Christmas trees.

Below is a video that talks more about infographics, showing how complex ideas can be made into simple and appealing diagrams that help us understand the concepts more easily.

If the World Were a Village

Image from: www.localyte.com

Look at these two video interpretations of the book.

Evaluating Websites

As you know, anyone can publish a website. This means that information you find on the net may not be reliable. Use this link to find a quick and easy reference guide for when you want to check the reliability of the source: The Quality Information Checklist

 

Remember to check the TLD (top level domain):

.edu - educational sites such as schools

.gov - government sites such as Department of Foreign Affairs

.com - commercial sites such as banks and shops

.org - sites from organisations such as charities