ERIC Number: ED360220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Geography in History: A Necessary Connection in the School Curriculum. ERIC Digest.
Patrick, John J.
Recent state-level curriculum frameworks have emphasized geography and history as core subjects of the social studies sequence of courses, from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. This Digest presents a rationale for the connection between geography and history, presents ideas for developing this connection within the curriculum, and highlights exemplary instructional materials. It is contended that key concepts of geography, such as location, place, and region are tied inseparably to major ideas of history, such as time, period, and events. Geography and history in tandem enable learners to understand how events and places have affected each other across time, and how people have influenced and have been influenced by their environments in different periods of the past. Curriculum developers and teachers interested in connecting geography with history in the curriculum might begin with the five geographic themes: location, place, relationships within places, movement, and region. The Agency for Instructional Technology (AIT) has produced 10 video programs, "Geography in U.S. History," that connect the five geographic themes to key events in U.S. history. These 10 programs as well as other teaching tools are described in the Digest. A list of 17 references is included. (DB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.