ERIC Number: ED322027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Text Assessments in Geography: Interpretive Analyses of Standard Geography Textbooks, 7-12.
St. Peter, Patrice
This publication is designed to provide guidance to secondary teachers, curriculum developers, and geographic educators responsible for selecting appropriate text materials in geography and the social sciences. The most commonly used geography textbooks for grades 7 through 12 are reviewed. The reviews identify major components of sound geography texts which include: (1) scope; (2) sequencing of skills and activities; (3) ancillary features; (4) readability levels; (5) content properties; (6) instructional properties; and (7) physical properties. A table of bibliographic data is included, as is an appendix evaluating the instructional, physical, and content properties of the reviewed textbooks. (DB)
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Instructional Material Evaluation, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Research, Textbooks
National Council for Geographic Education, I6A Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education.
Authoring Institution: Geographic Education National Implementation Project, Washington, DC.