ERIC Number: ED351224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Improving the Awareness of the Influence of Geography Upon Historical Events in Ancient Mesopotamia and in Ancient Egypt in Ninth Grade World History Students.
This practicum was designed to incorporate the study of geography into a ninth grade world history class with the aim of improving student awareness of the influence of geography upon the historical development of ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. By means of a questionnaire and map tests it was determined that ninth grade world history students had little awareness of geography upon historical development in ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, and could not locate those places regarded as being historically significant in either of those two ancient civilizations. During the course of implementation, students became acquainted with how to read maps, locate important sites, and describe how geographic features factor into determining the location of those sites. Furthermore, through the preparation of both oral and written presentations, particularly the creation of a mythological country, students applied what they learned. Analysis of post-test data indicated that, as a result of all the exercises connected with implementing this practicum, students came away with an adequate grasp of those rather consistent geographic variables which influence historical development. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers: Egypt; Mesopotamia
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.