ERIC Number: ED319637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Placing Geography in the Curriculum: Ideas from the Western PLACE Conference (Boulder, Colorado, August 9-11, 1987).
Hill, David A., Ed.
Primarily a collection of lesson plans covering various topics in geography, this document is divided into seven sections. The first section includes three short papers on geography and its place in the curriculum. The second section deals with teaching map skills, evaluating computer software to be used in teaching geography, and ideas for field trips. Section three contains descriptions of a mountain geography field trip, an urban geography field trip, and a field trip to an agricultural community on the edge of a metropolis. The fourth section contains seven lesson plans for use in elementary grades, most of which focus on map skills. Section five includes 13 lesson plans for junior high school students. The concepts covered include quality of life, air pollution, map skills, water quality problems, and land use. Eleven lesson plans for the high school level are included in the sixth section. Some of the concepts covered are water use and availability, nuclear waste, cultural convergence, environmental problems, and migration. Section seven contains two short articles and a panel discussion on geography and its place in the curriculum. Many of the lesson plans include maps, charts, and graphs. (JB)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Land Use, Map Skills, Physical Geography, Water Pollution, World Geography
Center for Geographic Education, Dept. of Geography, Box 260, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0260 ($14.00).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. Education Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Center for Geographic Education.; Colorado Geographic Alliance, Boulder.