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 Form 1 Geography Online Lessons on Introduction to Geography

Lesson on Importance of Studying Geography

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1. Facilitates good relationship among nations by studying geography of other regions of the world.
2. It’s a career subject in that it enables one to go for advanced studies in specialized fields e.g. geography teachers, meteorology, surveying etc.
3. Enables us to appreciate other people’s way of life by
learning economic activities of different communities within our country and other parts of the world.
4. Enables us to conserve our environment when we learn negative and positive effects of human activities on the environment.
5. Enables us to conserve our resources when we learn wise use of resources in conservation and management
of resources e.g. wildlife, forests, energy, etc.
6. Inculcates in us virtues of cooperation and patience as we work in groups.
7. Makes us to appreciate manual work as we are involved in practical geography which may lead to self-employment.
8. Promotion of industry such as tourism by guiding tourists to places of interest by using
maps, calculations of distances etc.