ERIC Number: ED478861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching to the Standards: A K-12 Scope and Sequence in Geography.
Vender, JoAnn C.
This booklet offers a succinct and comprehensive structure for making geography an integral part of student experience across the grade levels. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and understanding of geography principles. The scope and sequence presented in the booklet shows that, as a result of national standards, geographic education is moving and shifting in new ways. The booklet lays out a grade-by-grade scope and sequence of the basic geography concepts presented in, "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards" (1994), which emphasize what students should know and understand about geography, rather than what they should be able to accomplish with such knowledge and understanding. The booklet is divided into 10 sections: (1) "Foreword" (Richard G. Boehm); (2)"Introduction" (JoAnn Vender); (3) "Using the K-12 Scope and Sequence in Geography: Some Suggestions and Caveats" (James Marran); (4) "Essential Elements and the National Geography Standards"; (5) "K-12 Scope and Sequence in Geography Essential Element 1: The World in Spatial Terms" (Standards 1-3); (6) "Essential Element 2: Places and Regions" (Standards 4-6); (7) "Essential Element 3: Physical Systems" (Standards 7-8); (8) "Essential Element 4: Human Systems" (Standards 9-13); (9) "Essential Element 5: Environment and Society" (Standards 14-16); and (10) "Essential Element 6: The Uses of Geography" (Standards 17-18). (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives
The National Council for Geographic Education, 206-A Martin Hall, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602 ($10). Tel: 256-782-5293; Fax: 256-782-5180; Web site: http://www.ncge.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Geographical Society, New York, NY.; Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.; National Council for Geographic Education.; National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.