9 August 2021
A timeline of world history provides one kind of structure, placing events, people and ideas in the context of time. A map of world geography provides another type of structure, locating events, people and ideas in the context of space. Knowing where to find places and features of the world is foundational to understanding other areas of study. For example, in The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the main character, Mary Lennox, moves from India to England. The story becomes much richer when you realize the distance that Mary travelled, the climate change, and the differences in culture that she experienced by moving to a different region of the world.