ERIC Number: ED128241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Geography via Pictures, Revision: Do It This Way, 2.
Halverson, Lynn H.
Practical information for using a variety of pictures in the geography classroom is provided. Although pictures which depict cultural and natural landscape conditions are readily available, the methods by which pictures should be used in the classroom to produce the greatest impact on learning need to be carefully considered by the teacher. This publication describes procedures for classifying, grading, and using pictures in the classroom for maximum results. The basic criterion for the selection and use of a picture in geography instruction is its geographic quality. Pictures may be classified as possessing primary, secondary, or tertiary geographic quality on the basis of the portrayal of cultural and natural landscape items and the geographic relationships shown or suggested. Gradation in picture study is based on the degree of interpretative ability required to make the desired use of the picture. Pictures can be used for presenting either reconnaissance or detail. Reconnaissance use may be helpful for the introduction of material, presentation of disconcerting data, diagnostic testing, and cross-country presentation. Detailed pictures may be useful for creating a learning situation, orientation, definition, interpretation, checking, summary recall or review, and testing. The still picture from photographs and slides is easier to use for teaching geographic concepts than the motion picture, and captions can sometimes be helpful. Pictures cannot stand alone in geographic study, but need follow-up study and research, interpretation, and classification. (ND)
Descriptors: Captions, Classification, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Instructional Films, Land Use, Photographs, Physical Geography, Pictorial Stimuli, Relationship, Slides, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Visual Stimuli
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 034 434 and SO 009 310-314