Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2017)
Climatic cartography: A study on topographical map in higher secondary education in Beldanga block, Murshidabad
Author(s): Subhankar Samanta
Abstract: It is important to transfer knowledge from the stage of sensory to conceptual by the use of perception. In our base level education system need to give real base knowledge to the students. Geography is one of the most real base subject which explains the earth’s climate by its own Science. Cartography is a part of geography which can help students to understand the climatic condition of the particular place. At present higher secondary school system in West Bengal topographical map only describes the physical and cultural structure but there is no explanation between topographic features and the climate.
The aim of this study is to assess the concept of students about the climate on the topography and how much climate effect to earth’s surface with the analysis of Topographical Map by the help of geography teachers in H.S Schools in Beldanga Block. In this study here is implemented the questionnaire for the teachers and the students. They are asked about the understanding level, previous knowledge and interest level of the students about the relationship between cartography and climatic condition. This study has also recommended the cartographic presentation of climate which can be add to H.S syllabus for the better learning of climatic changes and its effect.