ERIC Number: ED238767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Strategies for Using the Newspaper.
Futhey, Carol; Mazey, Mary Ellen
Described are two approaches for using newspapers to teach local, regional, or state geography courses to college students. In the first approach, the instructor developed a manual to supplement an introductory geography course which examined spatial patterns of various phenomena as they are found in the Cincinnati (Ohio) metropolitan area. He perused local newspapers for articles dealing with geography for inclusion in the manual, e.g., a story about a Japanese elevator firm's decision to locate an industrial plant in Ohio instead of Kentucky provided students with an example of location theory. Steps for developing a manual and advantages and limitations of such teacher developed materials are discussed. In the second approach, a Cincinnati Post supplement dealing with the economic problems faced by the state of Ohio was used to supplement a geography of Ohio course. The supplement articles were especially helpful because they contained current statistics (the publication date of the course text was 1975). Reading assignments were made from the supplement series. Students gave the course high ratings. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education (San Diego, CA, October, 1982).