The Importance of Geography

Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives.  It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.  As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment.  Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development.  It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences.  As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures.  This helps them realise how nations rely on each other.  It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

The aims of geography teaching here at Canklow are:

To develop in children the skills of geographical enquiry

  • To develop and use geographic skills
  • To increase children's knowledge and understanding of places
  • To foster a knowledge and understanding of patterns of processes
  • To recognise and understand environmental change and sustainable development


  • A locality in the UK
  • A locality in a less economically developed country
  • Water and it's effect on landscapes
  • How settlements differ and change and an issue arising from change in land use
  • An environmental issue