“The U.S. National Geography Standards were published in Washington, D.C., on October 20, 1994… As geography educators, we had a vision in mind as we wrote the standards. We believed in the power and beauty of geography. We wanted to help students to see, understand, and appreciate the web of relationships between people, places, and environments. We see geography in the world that is nearby and around the corner; we see geography in the world at large, the global economy and global environment. The standards capture that vision, but it is people — teachers, parents, community members-who can make this vision come alive.”