Geography Basics

Geography is the study of the Earth’s physical and human features, their spatial relationships, and the processes that shape them. It is a broad and interdisciplinary field that incorporates elements of natural science, social science, and the humanities.

Geographers seek to understand the complex interactions between the natural environment and human societies, and the ways in which these interactions vary across different regions and cultures.

This category contains articles about introductory concepts in geography. Find resources, books, lesson plans, and maps for teaching geography to all ages. A fun way to learn about geography is through the use of quizzes which are also listed in this category.

Why Geography?

Geo Contributor

The citizens of many of the world’s countries still don’t realize that ignorance of geography can affect their political stability, ...

Collage of different pictures of the Earth with the Blue Marble in the center.

National Geography Standards

Caitlin Dempsey

A set of eighteen learning standards has been created for the science of geography which are called the National Geography Standards.

Five Themes of Geography Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

The Five Themes of Geography started out as a framework for making geography accessible to kids from kindergarten to high ...