Some people think that all children should learn geography in school. However…

However…some others think that it is more important to learn subjects that are more relevant to life. What is your opinion?

With constant modifications in school curriculum and constant changes in society the question of whether to maintain or drop geography is an interesting topic. I believe there would be severe consequences if geography were to disappear, mainly due to the understanding and open-mindedness that is derived from such studies.

Firstly, with evermore complex geopolitical strategies being played out, it can be considered extremely valuable to have the ability to identify the location of these events without checking on a map. Religious and border conflicts are amongst the most common sources of news events, and a lack of knowledge as to where these events are being played out can be considered ignorant. For example, areas such as the Middle East are constantly in the news. Therefore, by being merely aware of their location in the world, readers or viewers can greatly increase their understanding of the conflict.

Secondly, making geography compulsory in the schools would most likely encourage students to travel later in life. This is because geography can bring to light options you may not have known existed previously. For example, historically England has been the top destination to learn English. However, in recent times students have learned about more economical options such as Malta or Ireland. Therefore, without a sound geographical knowledge of Europe, these options could have been overlooked.

To conclude, removing geography from the school curricula would reduce a student’s ability to fully assimilate global events in the media. Furthermore, removing the subject could indirectly reduce the amount of perceived options available to students.

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14 Comments

  1. Dang Thanh Hai September 26, 2013 at 2:14 am

    The essay is well organized with a variety of words and
    structures, which helps me alot in my essay writing. It
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    • bw September 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks for your kind words Dang!

  2. Leila October 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Hi,
    I’ve got a question about difference between verbs: prevent, hinder, inhibit. Are they the same or they have differnce in meaning & usage.
    thanks in advance

  3. Kuldeep December 12, 2013 at 10:33 am

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  5. Tajammal May 29, 2014 at 11:28 am

    As far as i look this essay has good range of vocabulary,yet it is simple and understandable.The sentences are well linked and make sense and grab attention of reader.No doubt this sort of simple and understandable essay with good range of vocabulary deserves to be a band 8.5 or 9.

  6. sachin August 5, 2014 at 6:28 am

    This is undoubtedly a very well written eassay. However, i think atleast 2-3 sentences should be added on (defying) other’s view of learning other subjects releavant to life.
    what u say bw..??

  7. amandeep September 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Essays, vocabularies

  8. dona September 22, 2014 at 7:07 am

    this essay is thought provoking and excellent. this gave a different view. thank u.
    dona

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    Thanks for the essay. Helped me with the structure, vocabulary. deserves 9 for sure!

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  11. Harris July 4, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Don’t we have to give counter argument as well before drawing a conclusion ?

    • bw October 6, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Only if the question asks for it.

  12. Sagar maan September 30, 2015 at 1:44 pm

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