Synopses & Reviews
Geography Today: An Encyclopedia of Concepts, Issues, and Technology approaches the study of geography by geography concept, in contrast to most other works, which are organized by world region.
Geography curriculums have been moving away from teaching the topic on a regional basis and toward teaching it through broader concepts. This is modeled by the National Geography Standards, the National Council for Geographic Education's (NCGE) Roadmap for 21st Century Geography Education, TEKS, and ABC-CLIO's own geography advisory board, comprised of high school geography teachers from across the U.S.
By introducing geography concepts, Geography Today sets the foundation for readers to understand why certain geographies may be the way they are. It further helps high school geography students to apply concepts to different contexts with 101 geography terms, themes, and concepts for quick-reference research and study.