Primary Education included geography as a part of a larger "social studies," much like the rest of the world.

Secondary students take four years of compulsory geography.


Term One

Introduction to Geography

The physical and human features in the area around the school

Types/kinds of maps

Introduction to map work

The shape of the earth

Term Two

Weather and climate

The world climates

Location, position, relief and drainage of North America.

The utilization of natural resources in British Columbia.

Term Three

The growth and development of New York

The development of a river basin.

Extensive wheat farming and industrial development on the Canadian Prairies


Term One

Inland water transport

New England: An agricultural and industrial region

The development of semi-arid environment: A case study of California.

East Africa: Location, composition and physical features.

Term Two

Physical features of East Africa.

Rivers and drainage system in East Africa.

The climate of East Africa.

Term Three

Population of East Africa

The development of agriculture in East Africa

Mining in East Africa

Industrial development in East Africa


Term One

Fishing in East Africa

Wildlife conservation and tourism in East Africa

The development of towns and ports in East Africa

Transport, communication and trade in East Africa

Map work.

Term Two

Photographic interpretation

Field work

Introduction to Rhinelands

Developed economy in a landlocked country with limited resources

Agriculture and industrial development in Germany

Term Three

Land reclamation and agricultural development in the Netherlands

The development of agriculture, industry and urbanization in Belgium

Population distribution and density in Luxemberg

The development of agriculture and industry in Luxemberg

The development of the Rhine Valley as an international route way

The development of Rotterdam as an entre port


Term One

Location, position, size and political units of Africa

Formation of relief and major land forms in Africa

Characteristics and factors affecting climate in Africa

Characteristics and factors affecting vegetation in Africa

Population distribution, growth, characteristics and problems in Africa

Agriculture practices in Africa.

Term Two

Change from tradition nomadic pastoralism to modern livestock

farming: Ranching in Africa.

Multi-purpose scheme and river development in Africa

Use and development of forest resources in Africa

Term Three

Development of mining industry in Africa

Industrial development in Africa

The fishing industry in Africa

Development of transport and communication, problems and prospects in Africa

Development of urban centres in Africa Development of trade in Africa

TIME ALLOCATION The time allocated to teaching Geography from S1-S4 is three (3) periods per week each of 40 minutes. The total number of periods to be spent on each topic has been stated in the syllabus.