Very simply, geography is about understanding the world by: comparing locations; investigating; researching different sources; writing and talking about places; asking and answering questions.
Geography has developed in a brilliant way of emerging young children’s natural fascination for the world around them. Rather than long lists of dry and boring facts, Gaskell tries to breathe life into geography that will remain with children for the rest of their lives. Geography also involves many transferable skills, such as research, observation, measurement, recording and presentation.
Further support and useful websites
The BBC Bitesize websites link to videos, games and information a wide range of geographical knowledge:
The Royal Geographical Society has also published a wealth of resources to help teachers and parents:
The Geographical Association is the leading organisation supporting geographical teachers in the UK. Their resources are available at: