This year we will be studying Geography & Recent World History. We will address topics related to map skills, economics, twentieth century World History, cultural geography, and urban development. Over the course of this year, it is my hope that your children become more “geographically literate.” Today, when students enter the workforce they are become part of a truly global economy. Below is a link to a video produced by National Geographic that gives their definition of “geo-literacy” and why, as an organization, they believe it is important to study. Why do you believe it is or is not important for children today to become geo-literate?