ERIC Number: ED096184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
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Selected Classroom Experiences: High School Geography Project. Geographic Education Series Number 4.
Kohn, Clyde F., Ed.
Each of the eight papers presented in this volume represents a special type of study carried out under the auspices of a working group of professional geographers involved with the High School Geography Project. The papers are written by geography teachers at the secondary level with the purpose of creating units of instruction, designing pupil activities, and locating suitable classroom and laboratory materials. A way in which the geographic method of inquiry can be applied to problems within the student's environment, a demonstration of how students develop an understanding of scale, a unit of study in physical geography, a regional approach to geography, and an exercise in problem solving related to food production, are topics of the first five papers. Changing attitudes on the part of the professional geographer, the classroom teacher, and the high school student involved in the projects are reported while the major challenges and responsibilities confronting those concerned with upgrading geography in secondary schools are observed in the next two papers. Finally, a guide to future participants in the Project comments on the structure of geography with reference to geographic fact, spatial distribution, and areal association. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cooperating Teachers, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study
National Council for Georgraphic Education, 115 North Marion St., Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.