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ERIC Number: EJ747389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Using Sports to Teach Geography: Examples from Kansas City
DeChano, Lisa M.; Shelley, Fred M.
Journal of Geography, v103 n5 p185-191 2004
This paper illustrates how sports can be used to teach geographic concepts, using illustrative examples from the Kansas City area. Given the global popularity of sport and its impacts and links to environment, economy, and culture, it is surprising that more attention has not been paid to sport as a vehicle for the conceptualization and teaching of geography. We attempt to rectify this situation using examples associated with the Negro Leagues baseball museum, the possible construction of a new sports stadium in Kansas City, and the use of sports information in conveying a sense of place.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri