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GEOGRAPHY FORM 1 SYLLABUS

  1. Concept Of Geography
    1. Meaning of Geography Phenomena
      1. Define the term geography
      2. Explain the inter-relationship between different geographical phenomena
      3. Name the Components of the Solar System
      4. Describe the importance of the components of solar system
    2. The Sun
      1. State the dimension of the sun in relation to other space bodies
      2. Describe the characteristics of the sun
    3. Solar Energy
      1. Define the term solar energy
      2. Suggest different uses of solar energy
      3. Explain how the use of solar energy promotes environmental conservation
      4. Explain how solar energy may contribute to emancipation of women
    4. The Planets
      1. Locate the planets in the solar system
      2. Show relative distance of planets from the earth
    5. Other bodies in the Solar System
      1. Describe the characteristics of comets, asteroids, meteors and satellites
      2. Narrate local incidents linked to meteorites
    6. The Earth
      1. Describe the shape of the earth and its evidence
    7. Earth's Movements
      1. Describe the types of earth's movements
      2. Describe the term rotation
      3. Give evidence to prove that the earth rotates
      4. Explain the significances of earth's rotation
      5. Define the term revolution
      6. Explain the process of revolution
      7. Describe the result of the earth's revolution around the sun
    8. The Importance of the Parallels and Meridians
      1. Define the parallels and meridians
      2. Describe how latitudes and longitudes are determined
      3. Explain the importance of a great circle
      4. Discuss the importance of parallels and meridians
      5. Calculate local time
      6. Define time and time zone
      7. Explain the essence of time and time zone
      8. Explain variation of standard time in a single country
      9. Define International Date Line
      10. Locate International Date Line
  2. Major Features Of The Earth's Surface
    1. Continents
      1. Explain the meaning of a continent
      2. Identify the major features of the continent
    2. Water Bodies
      1. Define a water body
      2. Identify the oceans and other water bodies
      3. Describe the features of the ocean floor
      4. Draw the map to show the distribution of continents and water bodies
  3. Weather
    1. Concept of Weather
      1. Define weather
      2. Describe the importance of weather
      3. Show the relationship between weather and humans occupations
    2. Elements of Weather
      1. Name elements of weather
      2. Explain the importance of each element
    3. Weather Station
      1. Define weather station
      2. Explain how to establish elements of weather
      3. Describe characteristics of a Stevenson screen
      4. Describe the characteristics and functions of instruments used to measure the elements of weather
      5. Measure and record elements of weather
      6. Describe the meaning of weather forecasting and how it is done
  4. Climate
    1. Concept of Climate
      1. Define the concept of climate
    2. Weather and Climate
      1. Differentiate between weather and climate
    3. Impact of Climate
      1. Relate climate to human activities
  5. Map Work
    1. The Concept of a Map
      1. Define the concept of a map
    2. Components of a Map
      1. List all the components of a map
      2. Define scale and identify different ways used in representing a scale
      3. Distinguish and explain signs from symbols
    3. Quantitative Information on Maps
      1. Measure the distance on the map and convert to the actual ground by using scale
      2. Calculate areas of regular and irregular figures
      3. Identify location of position
      4. Find direction and bearing of object on maps
    4. Uses of Maps
      1. Describe different uses of maps
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