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ERIC Number: EJ995371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1933-8341
Going to Town: Where Is the Nearest Steakhouse?
Robinson, Michael
Geography Teacher, v10 n1 p22-27 2013
Growing up in Loretto, Tennessee, population 1,700, people called it "going to town" when they went to any city big enough to have a McDonald's, Walmart, or a movie theater. If someone is not from a small town, they may not know what type of economic activities a small town can support. Will the town have a police department? Will there be enough students for a secondary school? Will there be a grocery store? These are the types of questions students will need to think about when completing the "Going to Town" lesson. This lesson introduces the concepts of "threshold" and "range" and has students apply them to Loretto. Students will give their best guess as to which city near Loretto has a specific service. They will need to determine when someone in Loretto needs to "go to town" or can stay home. (Contains 5 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee