ERIC Number: ED426041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Active Geography: Engaging Students in Learning about Our World.
Berkman, Patience; Eastman, Gloria; Merlau, Donna; Meisler, Susan; Miller, Barbara; Schukar, Ron; Singleton, Laurel R.; Thompson, Sara
This set of lessons uses the six essential standards of "Geography for Life" as a basis. At least one lesson is provided for each standard and linked to one or more of the five fundamental themes of geography. At the end of each section is also a special active teaching feature to help students further focus on the concepts presented. The lessons are presented in a standard format with the overview describing the focus of the lesson, objectives to link the standards and the five fundamental themes, estimates of time required, materials and preparation, the procedures for presentation, and suggestions for extension/enrichment activities. Reproducible student handouts follow the teacher material for each lesson. Sections of the book include: (1) Introduction; (2) "The World in Spatial Terms"; (3) "Places and Regions"; (3) "Physical Systems"; (4) "Human Systems"; (5) "Environment and Society"; and (6) "The Uses of Geography." A model unit concludes the book and is entitled "The Colorado River Basin--Past, Present, and Future." (EH)
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, Physical Geography, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Social Science Education Consortium, Box 21270, Boulder, CO, 80308-4270; Tel: 303-492-8154.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.