To understand basic physical systems that affect everyday life (e.g. earth-sun relationships, water cycles, wind and ocean currents).
To learn the location of places and the physical and cultural characteristics of those places in order to function more effectively in our increasingly interdependent world.
To understand the geography of past times and how geography has played important roles in the evolution of people, their ideas, places and environments.
To develop a mental map of your community, province or territory, country and the world so that you can understand the “where” of places and events.
To explain how the processes of human and physical systems have arranged and sometimes changed the surface of the Earth.
To understand the spatial organization of society and see order in what often appears to be random scattering of people and places.
To recognize spatial distributions at all scales — local and worldwide — in order to understand the complex connectivity of people and places.
To be able to make sensible judgements about matters involving relationships between the physical environment and society
To appreciate Earth as the homeland of humankind and provide insight for wise management decisions about how the planet’s resources should be used.
To understand global interdependence and to become a better global citizen.
Top 7 reasons to study History
Understand society: Of all of the reasons to study history, this one might be the most important. How can we being to understand society today without understand what created it? The events and people that shaped who we are today are incredibly important.
Understand change: Going along with understanding society, studying history allows us a look into what causes change. The events leading up to both World Wars help us understand how a small event can set off a large series of changes. History gives us the opportunity to see how daily life has changed over the years, and what goes into the fostering that change.
Provides sense of identity: People are intrigued to know where they came from. What blood runs in their veins? Is there any interesting family history? Knowing the history of your family is very important to some people in finding a sense of identity.
Preserves stories: It is important we hear the stories of those before us. I find talking to my grandmother fascinating because she tells me so many stories of what it was like growing up in her time. I think it is important to hear what those before us have to say. We need to hear their stories, preserve them, and pass them down to those after us.
Inspire us: Hearing the stories of those before us can inspire us to take action in our own lives. Knowing that my ancestors came to this country and worked their hardest for a better life, inspires me to work my hardest of provide for my future family. Our past can have a huge impact on our future and we need that inspiration to teach us that.
Teach us warning signs: Society has been able to take these warning signs and fight against them when they seem them in the present day. Knowing what events led up to a large occasion helps up better predict and influence our future.
Helps us be better people: Some people view history as a boring and unimportant subject, but one of the most important reasons to study history is that is will make you a better person. You will have a better understanding of the world and what shaped it into the world it is today. You will understand the suffering, joy, and chaos that were necessary for the present day to happen.