Introducing Georgaphy - A Caribbean Focus

Introducing Georgaphy - A Caribbean Focus

Level: Secondary

Series Title: General

Subject: Geography

ISBN: 978 976 801 046 9

Pages: 228

Age Group: 11 - 13 years

Published: 1995

This text introduces basic geographical concepts and skills to students at the junior secondary level, using Caribbean illustrations, examples and case studies. Both the natural and created (built) environment are described and the human activity in both examined in the context of environmental awareness.

There are lots of visual stimuli: maps, graphs, photographs, charts, diagrams etc. The wide range of activities include case studies, fieldwork assignments, review assignments and multiple-choice tests. These help to develop a range of geographical skills, and to monitor students' progress on a continual basis. Ultimately the course excites students interest in and lays a solid foundation for continuing studies in geography at the CSEC level.


Jennifer O'Sullivan-Sirjue
distinguished educator who has taught at both the primary and secondary levels in Jamaica.
Vincent George
PhD - Trinidadian who taught geography at the secondary level in Trinidad and Jamaica and lectured at the UWI, Mona and Kenyatta University College in Nairobi, Kenya. He also served as a regional examiner.
Darcy Wright
worked formerly with the MOE, Jamaica, to prepare social studies model units for both primary and secondary levels.

Key Features

  • Introduces a variety of practical geographical skills
  • Provides a solid background for further studies in geography
  • Develops a critical and continuing awareness of and interest in the environment

Look out For:

A variety of stimuli:

  • Maps
  • Graphs
  • Photographs
  • Charts
  • Diagrams
  • Case Studies
  • Review Assessments
  • Fieldwork Assessments
  • Multiple-choice tests