Geography provides a spacial perspective for learning about the world. It transcends time, chronology, and sequence by teaching students to think in terms of physical and human systems, patterns, distributions, the movement of people, goods, and ideas, the world's regions in all their forms, and the interaction between people and their environment. It examines the spatial dimension of human experience (i.e. space and place) in ways that cannot be adequately developed if left in the mix of social studies.
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