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In our modern, globally interconnected society, it is more important than ever that people understand the world around them. The introduction of high-yield, low-impact agricultural practices, early-warning systems for national defense and natural disasters, and the preparedness of our children to have systemic understanding, geographic reasoning skills, and systematic decision-making capability are crucial for our society. Geo-literacy can reduce the costs of bad decision-making and provide the foundation for positive breakthroughs. For these reasons and more, National Geographic is committed to advancing geo-literacy in the United States and around the world. This video illustrates the critical importance of geo-literacy. Share it with your friends, family, and colleagues, to help spread the word.
process of acquiring knowledge and critical-thinking skills.
study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.
the understanding of human and natural systems, geographic reasoning, and systematic decision-making.
understanding and solving problems based on knowledge of the relationship between objects or organisms.
process of comprehending and communicating complex, related sets of information and interactions.