TOPIC ONE: CONCEPT OF GEOGRAPHY
Geo – means earth
Graphea/Grapher – means to write, to draw and to describe about the earth
Geography is the study of distribution and interrelationship of phenomena in relation to the earth’s surface.
Geography is a science that deals with the earth and its life, the description of Land, Sea, Air, plants and animal life including human being and their activities.
BRANCHES OF GEOGRAPHY
There are three main branches of geography namely: –
(a) Physical geography
(b) Human and economic geography
(c) Practical geography
A. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Concerned with land formation processes, weather and climate. It deals with studying all physical features, E.g. Mountain and rift valley
B. HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY OR REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY.
Deals with all activities of human on the earth’s surface, which includes mining, agriculture, transportation, settlement, tourism etc,
C. PRACTICAL GEOGRAPHY
Concerned with field study of photograph interpretation, map work, statistics and research.
1. Why are we studying geography?
(i) To gain skills of observing, measuring, recording and interpreting phenomena
(ii) To understand interaction between our country and other countries and share ideas of solving problems.
(iii) To acquire skills for combating environment problems in order to conserve and manage the environment in a sustainable way.
(iv) To develop awareness and knowledge about natural resources(Land forests, mineral deposits, water etc) wild animals climatic regions and other natural resources..
(v) It provide base for specialization career for example cartographer, climatology, geologist etc
(vi ) It helps to learn on how other countries in the world solve different problems like fire outbreak disease, environment problems e.t.c
(vii) It help us to understand aspect of weather and climate and how it influence the environment
(viii) To gain the knowledge of employment opportunities
1. What is geography?
Geography is the study of human and environment in relation to the earth
2. How many branches of geography do we have?
There are three branches of geography namely;
(i) Physical geography
(ii) Human and economic geography
(iii) Practical geography
Physical geography concerned with Land formation process, weather and climate.
Human and economic geography deals with all activities of human on the earth’s surface.
Practical geography is concerned with field study, photograph interpretation ,map work and research
3. Why are we studying geography? (Give three strong reasons and examples)
(i) To develop awareness of our country and heritage.
(ii) To expand our knowledge of employment opportunities.
(iii) To gain skills of observing, measuring, recording and interpreting phenomena.
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