ERIC Number: ED460910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Civics, Cultural Education, Culture, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Geography, Geography Instruction, High Schools, Human Geography, Maps, Multicultural Education, Physical Geography, Social Studies, World Geography, World History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Inter Nationes, Bonn (Germany).; Goethe House, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Germany