Visit a strange city or neighborhood without a map, and you are lost. We know this, and so do our students. But maps are not only essential for travel. They are vital to understanding national and global history, politics, economics, and culture. Knowing geography, appreciating how it influences political and military events and sets limits to what politicians, economists, and business leaders can do in a given region, is more essential than ever for our young people, who need to understand the world in order to shape fruitful lives in it.
FPRI’s Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education and FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West are pleased to announce a weekend-long history institute on “Teaching Geography and Geopolitics,” featuring a series of lectures by leading scholars in several fields. This program is specially designed for secondary school teachers, curriculum supervisors, and junior college faculty.