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Around the third year of secondary school. Came the "Options" part. Dropping one subject and going with another for the rest of the time there at school.

Everyone was on at me "If you don't learn history... You make the mistakes of the past!!" and even though I was getting good marks in geography, far better than how I was doing with history. But I stupidly chose GCSE History over GCSE Geography. I think that's my biggest mistake in school above switching to bass guitar over Keyboards.

So although the nature of reality forum might be as suitable, I just want to make a thread about Geographic information and studies.

I have at least began the BBC Bytesize on geography but I'm probably looking in the wrong place. Mentions types of soil absorbs rainwater, but nothing of vibrating atomic.

Because I want to look at the structure of the planet, the records of lands washed over (and land that's since risen above sea level. Pretty sure I read a thread about such things happening) and not so much politics, but the general peaks and pits on this Earth. 

I am not convinced the Earth is flat. Not got a spaceship to hand, but a warped ball as opposed to perfect sphere. Probably.

Climate change is natural, so I want to see those records began before began at a certain cut off point that's since been used.

 

It's not going to turn back the clock for me. Even if Mature Student angle pushed, the amount of pre-work jumping through hoops would probably drain my enthusiasm.

But if you managed to save any links to the geography (not geoengineering as such) and history of the globe, be delighted to read them.

Thanks in advance.

 

Btw, did anyone take GCSE or further Geography? Does it ever leave you?

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On 7/23/2020 at 7:48 PM, hayed joe said:

Everyone was on at me "If you don't learn history... You make the mistakes of the past!!" and even though I was getting good marks in geography, far better than how I was doing with history. But I stupidly chose GCSE History over GCSE Geography.

 

We had something similar back when I was at school: "If you want to learn about the past, do History, if you want to learn about the future, do Geography". To this day I've never understood why its either/or, whats wrong with learning both? Perhaps its all part of the programming... 😄

 

I'm the opposite way round to you, I chose Geography, but in recent years I've become fascinated by the subject of 'stolen history'. I guess its easier to question history, because old records could be falsified, and narratives altered.

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4 hours ago, Grumpy Owl said:

 

We had something similar back when I was at school: "If you want to learn about the past, do History, if you want to learn about the future, do Geography". To this day I've never understood why its either/or, whats wrong with learning both? Perhaps its all part of the programming... 😄

 

I'm the opposite way round to you, I chose Geography, but in recent years I've become fascinated by the subject of 'stolen history'. I guess its easier to question history, because old records could be falsified, and narratives altered.

 

Ah! They never mentioned the learn about the future do geography. Or if they did I can't remember. 

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I misguidedly took gcse Geography in late 80s. Thought I was going to learn and places people, cultures etc. Instead I can remember endless homework about U.K. motorways and Primary, secondary and tertiary business. Gave up pretty quick on that rubbish and continued learning about what interested me.

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