ERIC Number: ED458159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Lafayette Geography Institute, 2000.
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis. Geography Educators' Network of Indiana.
This document contains 7 geography lesson plans: (1) "Can You Give Me Directions to the Game?" by Tim Robison (uses Geographic Information Systems to establish directions to a place; grades 6-8); (2) "Crossing China by Sampan" by Marcie Ritchie (examines the role of geography in communication throughout China; grade 6); (3) "Indiana Tornado Project" by Carole Mayrose (researches tornadoes in Indiana; grades 9-12); (4) "A Multicultural Study: Chinese New Year" by Gloria Massey (examines the differences between Chinese New Year customs and beliefs and those of the U.S. New Year; grades K-3); (5) "Postcards across America" by Tami Hicks (uses a postcard exchange among schools throughout the United States to learn about individual states; grade 5); (6) "Where in the World Is Mr. Fultz?" by Brian Fultz (students locate a place by researching geographic clues; all grades); and (7) "A Time of Peace: Where Should the X-Men Live?" by Karen Grimes Cooper (introduces students to the use of Geographic Information Systems via census data; grades 6-8). Each lesson plan describes the purpose, lists national geography standards, explains the setup, and suggests teaching strategies. Some include on-line resources, ideas for adapting the lesson, and evaluation suggestions. (BB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction, Global Education, Human Geography, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Multicultural Education, Physical Geography, Social Studies
Geography Educators' Network of Indiana, Inc., IUPUI--CA 345, 425 University Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Tel: 317-274-8879; Fax: 317-274-2347. For full text: http://www.iupui.edu/~geni/lesson plans.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis. Geography Educators' Network of Indiana.
Identifiers - Location: China; Indiana