The concepts as outlined above incorporate 7 knowledge categories which underpin all learning within geography and these can be seen below.
Location - Understanding geographical location is an essential part of geography. Aspects of knowledge that may be included in this category are:
Physical Features - Physical features are the naturally occurring landforms of environments. They include:
Features that appear natural but are put there or managed by humans are human features (fields, trees, woods, forests. woodland)
Human Features - Human features are things made by or altered by people. They include:
Diversity - Geographical diversity involves looking at how physical, human and cultural elements are differentiated from each other. Even places that are relatively near to each other can have a great deal of geographical diversity.
Some aspects of diversity that may be included in this knowledge category are:
Physical Processes - The world is shaped by physical processes which gives rise to the physical features we see in spaces and environments. Some important processes that may be included in this knowledge category are:
Human Processes - Human processes both influence and are influences by the physical features of environments. In this knowledge category it is important to make links between the two as often as possible so as to explore interconnection, connection and change. Some of the human processes that may be explored are:
Techniques - Geographical techniques are a way of both finding out geographical information and communicating it. Some of the geographical techniques are: