ERIC Number: ED468206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Finding a Way: Learning Activities in Geography for Grades 7-11.
National Council for Geographic Education.
This set of curriculum modules contains geography learning activities that emphasize strategies to encourage young women in geography and social studies classes. Compiled in an effort to improve the motivation and achievement levels of students in geography classrooms, grades 7-11, the modules aim to boost academic performance and overall interest in geography, especially among female students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. After an introduction, the series contains 7 units with total 27 modules. The introductory section contains: "Preface"; "Introduction and Rationale for Instructional Strategies" (R. Sanders); "Finding a Way: A Road Map for Teaching about Gender in Geography" (J. Monk); and "Finding a Way Project Committees." The first unit, Environmental Equity and Justice, contains the following modules: (1) "And Justice for All?" (M. Newman); (2) "Nuclear Energizer" (B. Chailland); (3) "Wanted: A Breath of Fresh Air" (Materials Development Team); and (4) "Shaking Things Up" (Materials Development Team). The second unit, Career Geography, contains the fifth module: (5) "Finding a Way through Career Geography" (K. Hankins). The third unit, Gendered Spaces/Gendered Places, includes: (6) "A Tour of Your Hometown" (J. Lueby); (7) "Exploring a Different Kind of Space" (D. Bradley); (8) "The Gendered Geographies of Everyday Life" (P. Wridt); and (9) "Your Space or Mine?" (K. Cyr and J. Tabak). Unit 4, International Women's Issues, contains: (10) "Home for Dinner" (Materials Development Team); (11) "Unsuspecting Victim" (Materials Development Team); (12)"Women's Education" (P. Phillips); and (13) "Women's Spaces" (S. Calone). The fifth unit entitled, Gender Dimensions of Urban Social Geography, includes: (14) "Activity Space and Transportation" (S. A. Meyer); (15) "Looking at an Urban Landscape" (C. Helmkamp); and (16) "Polls, Perceptions, and Poverty" (J. Kunze). Unit 6, Linking Geography with Other Disciplines, contains: (17) "Ain't I a Woman?" (L. Sauber); (18) "Colonial Vacation" (J. Redlinger); (19) "Economic Geography and Women in World War II" (A. Shore); (20) "Women's Travel and Mental Maps" (P. P. Martin); (21) "Mapping 'Catherine, Called Birdy'" (W. Patillo); and (22) "The Middle East and Islam: Art and Artists" (V. Hilton). The final unit, New Applications and Methods, includes: (23) "The Geography of Lynching" (P. Smith); (24) "Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a More Fair Map" (J. S. Marcello); (25) "Tales from the Crypt" (G. Ekiss); (26) "Using 'Women in the Material World'" (J. Hertel); and (27) "Taking a Stand" (G. Berkey). (BT)
Descriptors: Females, Gender Issues, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Learning Strategies, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Motivation, Womens Education
National Council for Geographic Education, 16A Leonard Hall IUP, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705. Tel: 412-357-6290; Web site: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/education/standards.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.