ERIC Number: ED124456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Children Are Geographers: Explorations in Space. Instructional Activities Series.
Donaldson, O. Fred
This unit, one in a set of teacher-developed materials for elementary geography, emphasizes that children act as geographers in activities that use a classroom as the environment. Exploration and discovery through game playing and maps are the techniques used for instruction as an alternative approach to content teaching by discussion. The first part of the unit provides examples of the geographic perspectives of young people, and the second part suggests three exploration games that can be used to develop geographic awareness. An exploration project is also described that involves discussion questions and a field trip in the students' neighborhoods. A bibliography is included. See SO 009 140 for a general description and explanation of the elementary and secondary sets comprising this series. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Discovery Learning, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Neighborhoods, Physical Environment, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials
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