Textbook will map out Bermuda’s geography

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  • Diallo Rabain, Minister of Education and Workforce Development, explained book (Photography by Zaroi Ratteray)

    Diallo Rabain, Minister of Education and Workforce Development, explained book (Photography by Zaroi Ratteray)

A new, Bermuda-focused geography textbook will be in the hands of primary school students, according to Diallo Rabain.

Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday, the Minister of Education and Workforce Development, said the new Young Geographers textbooks are the result of a collaboration between Panatel VDS Ltd, a local video and film production house, and the Department of Education aimed at teaching them about the local environment.

“Geography is the study of specific places on Earth and the relationships between people and their environments,” he said.

“Geography helps to develop key skills as it relates to understanding where places are found, why they are there and how geographical areas develop and change over time.

“Our teachers will expose our P1 to P6 students to the world of geography in the Bermuda context through this text book.”

In addition to learning about the size and structure of the island, the book helps to teach lessons on Bermuda’s land formations, caves and vegetation.

“We all understand the importance of planting seed when the soil is fertile so it guarantees fruit,” Mr Rabain said. “This is our intent as we expose the fertile minds of our primary school students to understanding the origins and features of the Bermuda environment.

“The basic geographical concepts understood from the local environment will form the foundation for our students to build on and conceptually link to the global perspective.”

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Published Oct 2, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 2, 2017 at 6:50 am)

Textbook will map out Bermuda’s geography

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