Geography is a broad, overarching term that includes, not only the physical features of the land, but how people interact with the land. Imagine driving through a part of the world that you know nothing about and observing. How does one region change into another? How has the land changed to meet the needs of the people? Are these trees indigenous to this region? Are farmers trying to grow a crop here that really doesn’t belong? Is the land being eroded because of agricultural or industrial use? How has this road changed the lay of the land? How has it changed the character of the community around it? Why is this town at this particular location? Why did this city thrive and the one down the road become a ghost town? Are these people like my community or different? Are there any regional specialties in the grocery stores? Is there a regional architecture? History happens in a geographical context. Understanding geography is crucial to understanding the story of our world.