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ERIC Number: EJ767651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Breaking Stereotypes: Constructing Geographic Literacy and Cultural Awareness through Technology
Carano, Kenneth T.; Berson, Michael J.
Social Studies, v98 n2 p65-70 Mar-Apr 2007
Youths in the United States are less geographically and culturally literate than are youths in many other industrialized countries. In an time in which the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, it is pertinent that American youths study geography, evaluate stereotypes, and understand how individuals are perceived by others. The authors confront these issues and offer solutions. They explore roots of this illiteracy and provide classroom examples of student geographic and cultural misconceptions before demonstrating how, through the combination of technology and instruction from a global perspective, teachers can promote geographic literacy and cultural awareness. The authors conclude by providing digital resources that enable social studies instructors to teach geography more effectively. Global Resources are appended. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States