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ERIC Number: ED128245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Geography via Aerial Field Trips: Do It This Way, 6.
Richason, Benjamin F., Jr.; Guell, Carl E.
To provide guidance for geography teachers, this booklet presents information on how to plan and execute aerial field trips. The aerial field trip can be employed as an effective visual aid technique in the teaching of geography, especially for presenting earth generalizations and interrelationships. The benefits of an aerial field trip are studying a region from a high vantage point for a total view, surveying an extensive area within a short period of time, and experiencing air topography and currents. Elements to consider when planning the aerial field trip include selecting the features to be viewed, determining the flight route, length of the field trip, selecting the type of aircraft to use, how many aircraft to use, altitude at which to fly, when to schedule the trip, cost of the aerial field trip, and preparation of flight map and log. The booklet offers short sections containing ideas about preflight classes and briefing and about postflight interrogation and review. Twenty-five photographs illustrating different aerial views of land conclude the booklet. (ND)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Geographic Regions, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography, Land Use, Outdoor Education, Physical Geography, Physical Sciences, Program Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Topography
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 009 309-314