What is Geo-literacy?

What is Geo-literacy?

Geo-literacy is a new term for a long-standing idea consisting of three components: interactions, interconnections, and implications.

Grades

5 - 12+

Subjects

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography

Geo-literacy is the term that National Geographic has adopted to describe the understanding of how our world works that all members of modern society require. Geo-literacy is the ability to reason about Earth systems and interconnections to make far-reaching decisions. Whether we are making decisions about where to live or what precautions to take for natural hazards, we all make decisions that require geo-literacy throughout our lives. This video illustrates what geo-literacy means to individuals and to our global community. Share it with your friends, family, and colleagues, to help spread the word.

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Editor
Winn Brewer, National Geographic Education, Winn Brewer, National Geographic Education
Director
Dr. Brenda Barr, Network of Geography Education Alliances, Dr. Brenda Barr, Network of Geography Education Alliances
Producers
Winn Brewer, National Geographic Education, Winn Brewer, National Geographic Education
Alison Michel, National Geographic Education, Alison Michel, National Geographic Education
other
Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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