ERIC Number: ED322028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Geography in Grades 7-12: Themes, Key Ideas and Learning Opportunities.
Geographic Education National Implementation Project, Washington, DC.
This volume presents a framework for developing courses of study in geography at grade levels 7-12. Several sample courses illustrate how the framework may be used. Five fundamental themes in geographic education provide the basis for the framework. The suggested learning opportunities are designed to incorporate various levels of thinking. These opportunities direct attention to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that result in a total geography course. The fundamental 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. The cognitive skills that are developed in these courses are grouped as follows: asking geographic questions; acquiring geographic information; presenting geographic data; interpreting and analyzing geographic information; developing and testing hypotheses and geographic generalizations. A glossary of selected terms and a list of references are included. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach
National Council for Geographic Education, 16A Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705 (1-9 copies $6.00 each; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.; American Geographical Society, New York, NY.; National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.; National Council for Geographic Education.
Authoring Institution: Geographic Education National Implementation Project, Washington, DC.
Note: Geographic Education National Implementation Project (GENIP)