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Grubbs, Melanie R. – Geography Teacher, 2018
It is difficult for students who are just being introduced to major geographical concepts to understand how relatively free countries like India or Mali can have such high levels of human rights abuses as child brides, dowry deaths, and domestic violence. Textbooks explain it and video clips show examples, but it still seems surreal to teenagers…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Womens Studies, Empowerment, Global Approach
Edmondson, Deborah – Geography Teacher, 2018
This lesson introduces the concept of regionalization and types of regions. After a brief introductory activity, students explore a story map to learn the material. The teacher can project the story map on a screen for all students to follow or students may work individually on computers. Working individually will allow students to set their own…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Geography Instruction, Regional Characteristics, Geographic Regions
Gersmehl, Phil – Geography Teacher, 2018
This activity is part of a larger set of activities and presentations developed by the Michigan Geographic Alliance to help teachers meet the proposed Social Studies standards in 6th and 7th grade. The Michigan Geographic Alliance website also has explanatory presentations, supplementary maps, and readings. In this 20-40 minute intermediate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Map Skills, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Grade 6
Schoeman, Thea – Geography Teacher, 2018
Maps and satellite images can be used effectively to identify and compare settlement patterns. Spatial cognition and interpretation are important to further map literacy (Larangeira and Van der Merwe 2016). Although Apartheid ended in 1994 in South Africa, the legacy of this "separate development" system is still very noticeable in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Land Settlement, Racial Segregation, Geography Instruction
Mann, Matthew – Geography Teacher, 2018
As students study the political organization of space in the Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography classroom, they must understand forces behind the creation of modern nation states, challenges to the stability of modern states, and political developments such as supranationalism and devolution (Human Geography Course Description). In this two…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Geographic Distribution, Human Geography, Classroom Techniques
Cannon, Kama – Geography Teacher, 2018
Although formal papers are typical, sometimes posters or other visual presentations are more useful tools for sharing visual-spatial information. By incorporating creativity and technology into the study of geographical science, STEM (the study of Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) is changed to STEAM (the A stands for ART)! The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Visual Aids, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Mohan, Audrey – Geography Teacher, 2018
The purpose of this 2-3 day lesson is to introduce students in Grades 2-4 to the idea that people move around the world for a variety of reasons. In this activity, students explore why people move through class discussion, a guided reading, and interviews. The teacher elicits student ideas using the compelling question (Dimension 1 of the C3…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Elementary Education, Human Geography, Migration
Webster, Megan – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainable agriculture practices are increasingly being used by farmers to maintain soil quality, increase biodiversity, and promote production of food that is environmentally safe. There are several types of sustainable agriculture practices such as organic farming, crop rotation, and aquaculture. This lesson plan focuses on the sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Farm Management
Sibinovic, Mikica – Geography Teacher, 2018
In this lesson plan that takes one class period to complete, high school students explore how political systems influence economic activity by comparing 1991 and 2012 agricultural patterns around the Serbian capital of Belgrade. This lesson provides an insight into the model of transformation of agriculture in Serbia, but a comparison of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, High School Students, Political Influences
Kerski, Joseph – Geography Teacher, 2018
In this 22-question activity, high school students investigate the spatial distribution of marijuana stores in Colorado using an interactive web map containing stores, centers, highways, population, and other data at several scales. After completing this lesson, students will know and be able to: (1) Use interactive maps, layers, and tools in…
Descriptors: Geographic Distribution, Marijuana, High School Students, Retailing
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Mahzoon-Hagheghi, Masomeh; Yebra, Roxie; Johnson, Robin D.; Sohn, Lucinda N. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to provide preservice and new STEM teachers with an understanding of the benefits of using science trade books to foster comprehension of the science content in the classroom and explain how to supplement science instruction with children's literature. By using children's literature in the science classroom, students…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Literacy
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Johns, Jerry L.; Wilke, Kristine H. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2018
This is a practical article for teachers in the primary grades and for other teachers and reading specialists whose students experience difficulty responding automatically to high-frequency words. In this article, we will begin by providing some helpful information about vocabulary and high-frequency words in particular. You will learn why…
Descriptors: Word Frequency, Word Study Skills, Reading Consultants, Elementary Education
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Wise, Michael J. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2018
As a foundational evolutionary concept, the Hardy-Weinberg principle should be taught enthusiastically in introductory biology courses. In a companion Perspectives paper, I made the case that students are often given limited or incorrect information on the HW principle due to a lack of mastery or confidence on the part of their teachers. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Evolution, Vignettes, Introductory Courses
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Samsonau, Sergey V. – Physics Education, 2018
This paper presents a set of laboratory classes to be taught as a part of a 1 year calculus-based physics class. It is composed of 7 modules designed to bring together experiments and computer simulations. Each module uses both simulations and experiments to address a phenomenon under study, and lasts for 3 weeks (21 weeks total for the whole…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Learning Modules
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Mulvey, Bridget – Science Teacher, 2018
Minerals are commonly taught in ways that emphasize mineral identification for its own sake or maybe to help identify rocks. But how do minerals fit in with other science content taught? The author uses mineral formulas to help Earth science students wonder about the connection between elements, compounds, mixtures, minerals, and mineral formulas.…
Descriptors: Mineralogy, Science Instruction, Earth Science, Scientific Concepts
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