Cultural Capital – Geography
Geography education provides a meaningful way for East Dene to expand the cultural capital of its pupils. Exploring diverse global cultures, landscapes, and perspectives through the geography curriculum exposes our children to worlds beyond their immediate environment. We as teachers can leverage the subject to foster wonder about different places, people, languages, architecture, foods, music, and traditions. Field trips to varied neighbourhoods, museums, cultural festivals, or geographical features within the region bring learning to life while building background knowledge. Mapping activities teach spatial awareness and highlight connections across communities. Engaging with geospatial technologies like Google Earth opens doors to exploring the world from one’s classroom. With an empowering cultural geography approach, we at East Dene can equip pupils with the spatial literacy, critical thinking skills, and intercultural understanding necessary to become informed, engaged citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.