ERIC Number: ED430851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching American Ethnic Geography. Pathways in Geography Series Title No. 18.
Estaville, Lawrence E., Ed.; Rosen, Carol J., Ed.
U.S. ethnic geography is an increasingly important focus of study due to cultural diversity and continued growth of the United States. Geographers are carefully studying the spatial aspects of present U.S. ethnic groups. This collection of essays addresses the important need for creating innovative approaches in teaching U.S. ethnic geography in universities and high schools. The essays are as follows: (1) "American Ethnic Geography and the National Geography Standards" (Lawrence E. Estaville; Carol J. Rosen; Richard G. Boehm); (2) "Defining Ethnicity through Surrogate Selection: The Nineteenth-Century Louisiana French" (Lawrence E. Estaville); (3) "A Conceptual Model for Teaching American Ethnic Geography" (Carol J. Rosen); (4) "Landscape as Text: Reading, Recording, and Interpreting Ethnic Landscapes" (Susan W. Hardwick; Jeanette Gardner Betts); (5) "Teaching Connections: Linking Ethnicity, Race, and Gender with the Environment in the College Classroom" (Kate A. Berry); (6) "Using Personal Accounts to Incorporate Ethnic Issues into Introductory College Human Geography" (Brock J. Brown); (7) "Ethnic Geography: Reflections on Initial Fears and Assignments That Worked" (Richard F. Hough); (8) "Focus on Local Area" (James P. Allen); (9) "The Urban Laboratory: Field-Based Teaching of Urban Ethnic Geography" (Ines M. Miyares); (10) "Hispano Ethnicity Viewed through the Window of El Cerrito" (Richard L. Nostrand); (11) "The Hispanic Borderlands: Blending Electronic Data and Field Experience into Five Elements from La Frontera" (Brady Foust; Howard Botts); (12)"Ethnicity: Lessons from the Field" (J. Douglas Heffington); (13) "The Native-American Experience: Teaching Facts instead of Fiction" (George A. Van Otten); (14) "Teaching American-Indian Geographies" (Robert A. Rundstrom); (15) "Teaching Environmental Conservation from a Native-American Perspective" (Martha L. Henderson); (16) "Using Maps in American Ethnic Geography" (James P. Allen); (17) "Geoethnic Family Histories" (Curtis C. Roseman; J. Diego Vigil); and (18) "Teaching American Ethnic Geography through Popular Film" (Lawrence E. Estaville). (BT)
Descriptors: American Indians, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Geography Instruction, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Human Geography, Instructional Effectiveness, Social Studies
National Council for Geographic Education, 16A Leonard Hall Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, 15705.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.