ERIC Number: ED385462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
The Five Themes of Geography. Geography across the Curriculum: A Teacher's Activity Guide (Grades K-5).
Knight, Cheryl S.
The purpose of this guide is to provide teachers with activities that integrate the lessons of geography throughout the broader curriculum, teaching students to appreciate how geography fundamentally shapes all lives. The five themes of geography (location, place, relationships among places, movement, and regions) are the basis for the hundreds of activity ideas presented in this volume. Activities are arranged by grade level and geographic theme, as well as by content area. They are designed to serve as springboards for development of original lesson plans. The lessons are student-centered with a variety of opportunities available for students to explore the geography themes of each content area. The central focus for each grade level is based on the spiral curriculum (Taba, 1964) with knowledge building on previous knowledge. (EH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Activity Units, Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Physical Divisions (Geographic), Social Studies
Parkway Publishers, Box 3678, Boone, NC 28607.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A