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ERIC Number: ED460910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Geography of Germany: Lessons for Teaching the Five Themes of Geography. Social Studies, Grades 9-12. Update 1997/1998.
Blankenship, Glen; Tinkler, D. William
This packet contains five lessons related to the five themes of geography: location; place; human-environment interaction; movement; and region. The lessons are designed to support the teaching of courses in world geography, U.S. government/civics, and economics from a comparative U.S./German perspective. Lessons include: (1) "Location of Germany on the Earth's Surface"; (2) "Physical and Human Characteristics of Germany"; (3) "The Interaction of the German People and Their Environment"; (4) "Cultural Diversity in Germany"; and (5) "German Unification and Regional Changes." Several activities support each lesson. Thirteen color transparencies focus on: (1) "The Location of Germany in Europe"; (2) "Landforms, Rivers and Canals"; (3) "Important Industrial Areas and Location of Mineral Resources"; (4) "Types of Industries"; (5) "Population Density"; (6) "Land Use"; (7) "International Commerce"; (8) "Foreigners in Germany"; (9) "German Unity"; (10) "The German Language"; (11) "Radio and Television"; (12) "The Federal States of Germany"; and (13) "Important Dates." (Thirteen photocopied transparencies for classroom use are appended.) (EH)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter Nationes, Bonn (Germany).; Goethe House, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Germany