ERIC Number: ED404253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Geographic Glimpse of Central Texas and the Borderlands: Images and Encounters. Pathways in Geography Resource Publication No. 12.
Petersen, James F., Ed.; Tuason, Julie A., Ed.
This guide seeks to provide a closer look at the diversity found within central Texas and the borderlands and offers a good general background to understanding some of the challenges facing the region. The book is divided into two parts with articles and lesson plans written by several authors. Part 1, "Views and Viewpoints," includes: (1) "Mexican Texas: A Distinctive Borderland" (Daniel D. Arreola); (2) "The Southern Hill Country Region of Texas" (Richard C. Jones); (3) "Along the Edge of the Hill Country: The Texas Spring Line" (James F. Petersen); (4) "Means and Extremes: The Weather and Climate of South-Central Texas" (Richard A. Earl; Troy Kimmel); (5) "Site and Situation: A Historical Geography of San Antonio" (Jeffery B. Roet); (6) "A Bicultural Geography of the Alamo" (Miguel De Oliver); (7) "Germans in Texas: Deep in the Heart of San Antonio" (Dona Reeves-Marquardt); (8) "Relocation Diffusion and the Cultural Attributes of Afro-Texans" (William R. Brown); (9) "The Border Industries Program: A Geography of Maquiladoras" (Byron Augustin; Michal Kohout); (10) "Environmental Hazards of the Lower Rio Grande Valley" (John Tiefenbacher); (11) "The Rio Grande as an International Boundary" (James F. Petersen); and (12) "A Journey through Literary Texas" (Mark Busby). Part 2, "Learning Activities," contains: (1) "The Edwards Aquifer" (Isobel Stevenson); (2) "Donde Voy (Where I Go)" (Philip Rodriguez); (3) "Circling San Antonio" (Dagoberto Eli Ramirez); (4) "New Braunfels: Reflections on a Tin-Roof City" (JoBeth Oestich); (5) "Enchanted Rock: An Outdoor Classroom" (Martha O. Bock; Frederick M. Bock); (6) "The Battle over Dolphin Bay" (Linda L. Hammon); and (7) "Drawing Political Boundaries" (Debbie Lange; Bill Sands). Contains 39 figures and 2 tables. (EH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Developing Nations, Development, Ethnic Groups, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History
National Council for Geographic Education, 16A Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas