ERIC Number: ED316493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Geography in American History for High School Students of American History. Final Design Report.
Patrick, John J.; Stoltman, Joseph P.
Geographic learning provides perspectives, information, concepts, and skills essential to viewing and understanding historical events and developments. Geographic learning is therefore essential to sound teaching and learning of history in general and U.S. history at the high school level in particular. This report contains a description of the content, structure, and instructional characteristics of ten 20-minute video programs and accompanying print materials on geography in U.S. history. These programs, intended for use in secondary level U.S. history courses, fit easily into normal classroom schedules; and the content reflects most existing course sequences, as indicated by standard curriculum guides and widely used textbooks. Each of the 10 programs focus on a major period of U.S. history and a significant event and related developments within that period. All programs also incorporate the most recent thinking about the teaching and learning of geography and reinforce current efforts to help students understand the investigative and analytical aspects of this subject. While the programs constitute a chronological series, each is self-contained and may be used independently. The ten programs are: (1) North vs. South in the Founding of the USA, 1776-1796; (2) Jefferson Decides to Purchase Louisiana, 1800-1815; (3) Civil War and Social Change in Georgia, 1800-1870; (4) Clash of Cultures on the Great Plains, 1865-1890; (5) An Industrial Revolution in Pittsburgh, 1865-1900; (6) Americans Build the Panama Canal, 1901-1914; (7) A Nation of Immigrants, 1900-1930; (8) Moving North to Chicago, 1900-1945; (9) New Deal for the Dust Bowl, 1931-1945; and (10) The Origin and Development of NATO, 1945-1990. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.