ERIC Number: ED452148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Activities Using the "State of the World Atlas" for Grades 6-12. 6th Edition.
The activities in this book have been completely revised to reflect changes in the sixth edition of the "State of the World Atlas" (Atlas). Each activity in the book is aligned closely with the National Geography Standards, "Geography for Life." Standards are clearly identified at the beginning of each lesson. Activities in the book reinforce the five geographic themes of location, place, region, movement, and human/environment interaction. Rather than using the Atlas to locate a set of isolated facts, students are encouraged to compare, analyze, and to ask questions that may lead to further study or research using other sources. The book's two introductory activities seek to familiarize the students with the features of the Atlas and highlight recent international economic and political changes. The book's other activities are divided into three sections. The first section uses an area studies approach, a variety of activities focusing on geopolitical and cultural aspects of nations. The next section explores a number of global issues such as human rights, the global environment, and trade. In the last section, students apply research skills to the Atlas as a whole. (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Context, Current Events, Geography, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Political Issues, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Research, Thematic Approach
Center for Teaching International Relations, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, 2201 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80208. Tel: 303-871-3106; Web site: http://www.du.edu/gsis/outreach.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.