ERIC Number: ED124448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Why Can't I Play Here? The Classroom: A World in Miniature. Instructional Activities Series.
Witthuhn, Burton O.
Third in the elementary set of teacher-developed instructional activities for teaching geography, this activity investigates spatial allocation through discussion and observation of classroom arrangements. Classroom space allocated for the teacher's desk, aisles, study area, and trash cans illustrates real-world locational concepts of geography such as zoning, traffic flows, and environment. It is hoped that, for example, students correlate playing in the aisles between desks with playing in the streets of a city. Exemplary charts and maps are provided to show physical relationships between the classroom world and the real world. See SO 009 140 for a general description and explanation of the elementary and secondary sets comprising this series. (ND)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Diagrams, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Social Studies, Space Classification, Space Utilization, Teacher Developed Materials, Urban Studies, Vocabulary
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($.50, elementary set $6.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 096 235 and SO 009 140 through 167