ERIC Number: ED424172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Improving Intermediate Grade Geography Skills.
Neihengen, Thomas; Silva, Martha; Zimmer, Marilynn
This report describes a program for improving student geographical skill components identified as place and orientation, cultural geography, economic geography, physical geography, and plants and animals. Middle school students in a middle class community in the midwest participated in the study. Three major categories of interventions were identified to address the ignorance of geography described. Strategies include: (1) a daily scheduled geography-based opener; (2) home involvement in the awareness of the five themes of geography; and (3) the implementation of an active learning program involving hands-on materials. Data gathered after the strategies were implemented showed that students were able to raise their scores on the post geography assessments and there was evidence of a measurable improvement in attitude toward the subject. (Author/EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University and IRI/Skylight.