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Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments.  Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area, and they compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world.  They learn how to draw and interpret maps, and
they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem solving.  Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures.  Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world, and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind.  Geography helps to promote citizenship.  Children develop concern and a responsibility for the care of the environment.