ERIC Number: EJ1025160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 1
A Teacher's Perspective of Geography: A School Subject for Today, Tomorrow, and for All Time
MacLeod, Douglas G.
Geography Teacher, v11 n1 p3-6 2014
In this article, a retired long-time geography teacher offers his perspective on what a geography teacher needs to keep in mind when teaching geography. The author notes that geography is a useful school subject because it helps young people make their way in the world by giving them some tools to become lifelong learners. The author encourages geography teachers to remember that geography is all about looking at the world, a distinctive way of looking at the world and, more importantly, a useful way of looking at the world--no matter what one may subsequently be doing in the years after school. The author then offers ten things that the geography teachers need to keep in mind when they are required to teach geography.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Intellectual Disciplines, Geographic Concepts, Concept Teaching, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Skill Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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