ERIC Number: ED336301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Jamestown and Disneyland: Two Places in Time.
Scrofani, E. Robert; Tideman, Robert
This unit for high school students uses two dissimilar places in time; (2) Jamestown, Virginia, founded in 1607, one of the earliest settlements in the United States and (2) Disneyland, California, built in 1956, an institution of contemporary culture. The lessons address two fundamental questions in geography: (1) where? and (2) why here rather than somewhere else? Some of the geography objectives for the unit include to show the ways humans relate to their environments, the ways humans change their environments, and what gives value to particular locations in the world. Some of the economic objectives of the unit explain that some locations have more "value" to humans when they make their personal, social, and economic decisions; certain cultural assumptions or beliefs underlie economic decision-making; and how these assumptions or beliefs determine how natural resources are used. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Identifiers: Disneyland CA; Virginia (Jamestown)
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