ERIC Number: ED288807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
K-6 Geography: Themes, Key Ideas, and Learning Opportunities.
Kemball, Walter G.; And Others
This implementation guide is based upon the themes, geographic concepts, and suggested learning outcomes contained in "Guidelines for Geographic Education: Elementary and Secondary Schools." The central themes for geographic education are: (1) location (position on the earth's surface); (2) place (physical and human characteristics); (3) relationships within places (humans and environments); (4) movement (humans interacting on the earth); and (5) regions (how they form and change). Resources are given for preparing daily lesson plans, curriculum guidelines, and resource materials. Key ideas and learning opportunities for each grade level are developed around the five themes. Each learning opportunity statement is designed to include various levels of thinking and to direct attention to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of geographic education. The central focus progresses from the study of self in space in kindergarten to the study of world regions at the sixth grade. The document can be used to evaluate existing programs or to develop new ones. A list of selected terms in geographic education is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Social Studies
National Council for Geographic Education, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (1-9 copies: $6.00 each; 10-19 copies: $5.50 each; 20 or more: $5:00 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.; American Geographical Society, New York, NY.; National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.; National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: Prepared by the Geographic Education National Implementation Project (GENIP). Partially funded by a grant from Rand McNally & Company, Educational Publishing Division. For related document, see ED 252 453.