ERIC Number: ED316484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-11
Reference Count: 0
Geography and History in the Curriculum: Relationships between Space and Time.
Stoltman, Joseph P.
There is an important relationship between history and geography that needs greater emphasis in the social studies curriculum. By emphasizing the temporal and spatial relationships in geography and history, geographers can help develop curriculum that focuses upon the fundamental themes in geography, the relationship of the themes to the study of history, and the cognitive skills important for both disciplines. The integration of history and geography is carried out currently at the elementary level, but secondary level teachers need to strive harder to incorporate this concept into their teaching. Secondary level history textbooks by focusing little attention to geographic concepts do very little to support integration. Geographic literacy is necessary in the teaching and learning of history and needs to be emphasized in the curriculum. (AS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Rand McNally and Company, Skokie, IL. Educational Publishing Div.
Identifiers: Geographic Literacy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Council for the Social Studies (Los Angeles, CA, March 11, 1988).