ERIC Number: EJ821719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
American Homelands: Classroom Approaches towards a Complex Concept
Post, Chris W.
Journal of Geography, v107 n4-5 p194-197 Jul 2008
Geographers, along with anthropologists and sociologists, have been debating the homeland concept as it applies in North America for decades. In recent years, the political ideology of the war on terror has added another dimension to this discussion. If the attention given to the concept by introductory textbooks is any indication, homelands are rarely discussed in our geography classrooms despite their critical relationship to our understanding of world and regional culture. This article calls for increasing our attention to homelands in the classroom as the concept serves as a readily available discussion topic with fruitful conclusions and student comprehension.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Ethnic Groups, Debate
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America