ERIC Number: ED453088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
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How Can Teaching Geography Contribute to the Understanding of the Common Good?
Haas, Mary E.
This lesson plan for instruction in geography addresses three social studies standards (People, Places and Environments; Culture; Civic Ideals and Values) and seven geography standards (development of mental maps; physical and human characteristics of places; people create regions to interpret the earth's complexity; patterns and networks of economic interdependence; how human actions modify the physical environment; how physical systems affect human systems; use geography to interpret present and plan for future). The lesson plan includes materials needed, a rationale, seven student objectives, detailed teaching procedures, and assessment guidelines. The lesson can be adapted to younger or older students. The lesson uses geography to illustrate differences among peoples, particularly how terrain and available resources influence cultures. Students match pictures with physical location on a map, classify as either physical or human geography, predict uses and changes of landscapes, and develop a rationale of land usage while identifying the conflicting values and arguments in decisions to preserve or change an area. Contains two handouts. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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