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Geography - Elementary Curriculum

The Geography curriculum begins by presenting stories of the formation of the universe. These stories are combined with experiments and demonstrations to provide the child with a sense of awe and wonder in the world around them.

Conducting Physical Experiments

The child is provided with the opportunity to conduct experiments to discover the physical laws of the universe such as:

  • gravity
  • inertia
  • fricton

The child is left with the impression that there are rules and order to the universe.

Studying the Earth

The children's study of geography will move from the universe to the earth. A variety of concepts are explored through experimentation and demonstration. The topics covered are as follows:

  • The Movement of the Earth and its Consequences (day/night, time differences, seasons.)
  • The Lithosphere (history of the earth rocks and minerals, composition of the earth's crust, plate tectonics, mountain building)
  • The Atmosphere (characteristics, layers, importance as a protector and insulator, wind, high and low pressure zones)
  • The Hydrosphere (cloud formation, cloud types, the water cycle, types of rain, water currents, erosion, rivers, glaciers.)
  • The Biosphere (vegetation, animals and people in different regions.)
  • Human Geography (interdependencies, producers, consumers, trade, government and common services, import, export.)