ERIC Number: ED313316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Helping Your Child Learn Geography.
Fromboluti, Carol Sue
Providing practical learning activities for parents to use to teach geography to children under age 10, this profusely illustrated handbook is organized in terms of 5 major themes of geography: (1) physical location; (2) physical and human characteristics of places; (3) relationships among people and places; (4) patterns of movement of people, products, and information; and (5) formation and change of regions. These five themes, developed by the Joint Committee on Geographic Education of the National Council for Geographic Education and the American Association of Geographers, have recently been adopted by many U.S. schools. By using this handbook, parents can connect everyday learning experiences in the home and neighborhood to the curriculum in school. They can also direct the natural curiosity of children toward questions and knowledge in geography. In addition to the learning activities for children, the handbook contains a glossary of geographic terms, lists of sources for acquiring free or inexpensive materials, and a list of books for children on various topics in physical and cultural geography. Supporting materials include an outline map of the United States and a press release and publication announcement concerning the contents and uses of this handbook. (JP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Parents, Resource Materials, Social Studies
Geography, Consumer Information Center Pueblo, CO 81009 ($0.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Geological Survey (Dept. of Interior), Reston, VA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see SO 020 666.