ERIC Number: ED418908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Why Not Here? Teaching Geography to a New Standard.
Gersmehl, Philip J.
This booklet is designed to help teachers in geography instruction, dealing with "where" things are located, "why" they are located there, and "what" difference their location makes. The first three chapters describe a spatial perspective, examine two different kinds of maps, and examine how geography deals with three strands of meaning at the same time. Each chapter uses maps or diagrams to illustrate the points in the text. Activities are designed to provide examples for a book on teaching geography, not a stand-alone course. Chapters are: (1) Introduction; (2) "One Perspective: A Way of Looking at the World"; (3) "Two Blades of a Scissors: A Cooperative 'Split' within Geography"; (4) "Three Strands of Meaning: Cognitive Psychology and Geography"; (5) "Four Cornerstones: Foundation Ideas of Geography"; (6) "Five Themes of Geography: Meeting the Standards"; (7) "A Four-Wheeled Cart: Resistance to Educational Change"; (8) "Three Kinds of Tests for Three Kinds of Meaning"; (9) "Pairs of Tools, Working with Each Other"; and (10) "A Single Discipline: A Window on the World." (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: "With cartography and research by Althea Melisse Willette and Clay Mering and a chapter on sources by Darrell Napton."