ERIC Number: ED129643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Programmed Latitude and Longitude, Special Publication Number 10.
Hoover, Jean C.
Designed to measure skills involving latitude and longitude, this is a self-administering linear program for junior-high geography students. Students progress through 59 pages of fill-in-the-blank items, accompanied by appropriate line drawings, for which the correct answers are given below each question. Following the method of programmed learning, the student covers the printed answer until he completes the item himself. If his answer is wrong, he rereads the item until he understands the concept. Questions emphasize (1) use of the globe as an instrument for learning and understanding latitude and longitude, and (2) latitude and sun behavior through a complete revolution of the earth around the sun in a year of 364 1/4 days. Items involve knowledge of such things as parallels and degree location, orientation in terms of the Prime Meridian, time changes among zones, and angles of sun's rays throughout the seasons. (AV)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Measurement, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Skills
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.