ERIC Number: ED402261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Helping Your Child Learn Geography, with Activities for Children from 5 to 10 Years of Age. [Revised.]
This booklet provides practical learning activities for parents to use in teaching geography to children under the age of 10. The handbook is organized around the five major themes of geography: (1) physical location; (2) physical and human characteristics of places; (3) relationships among people and places; (4) patterns of movement of people, products, and information; and (5) formation and change of regions. These themes are articulated in a wide variety of activities designed for parent/child participation. These activities include map making and map reading, individual field trips, craft activities, and weather watching. By using these activities parents can connect everyday learning experiences in the home and neighborhood to the curriculum in school. They also can direct the natural curiosity of children toward questions and knowledge in geography. In addition, this profusely illustrated handbook contains a glossary of geographic terms and lists of sources for acquiring free or inexpensive materials. A suggested reading list is provided, as well as, Internet resource addresses, and recommended computer software. (MJP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Geological Survey (Dept. of Interior), Reston, VA.; National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: "Published by U.S. Department of Education in cooperation with U.S. Geological Survey and National Geographic Society." For the 1990 edition, see ED 313 316.