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Sawyer, Carol F.; Butler, David R.; Curtis, Mary – Journal of Geography, 2010
Environmental change is ideally taught through field observations; however, leaving the classroom is often unrealistic due to financial and logistical constraints. The Internet offers several feasible alternatives using webcams that instructors can use to illustrate a variety of geographic examples and exercises for students. This article explores…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Physical Environment, Classroom Techniques, Technology Uses in Education
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Aesthetics, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
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Ely, Dot – Journal of Geography, 1994
Presents an extended classroom activity in which students explore relationships, organize information, and make generalizations about geography and the world around them. Includes writing assignments and examples of student work. Provides suggestions for extending the activity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Atlases, Class Activities, Content Area Writing, Cooperative Learning
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Wall, Colleen – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that is necessary to consider geography when shaping foreign policy. Presents a secondary school group activity designed to integrate geography with other social science disciplines. Includes objectives keyed to the five themes of geography and step-by-step instructional procedures. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction
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Brierley, John – Journal of Geography, 1990
Argues that learning about winds and ocean currents will help students understand the achievements of explorers in history in light of physical elements and technologies of their time. Presents a three-day lesson for teaching secondary geography units on locations and regions of winds and currents, and historic effects of winds and currents on…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Environmental Education
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Riggs-Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1989
Describes a class activity designed to aid students in grasping the scope of time involved in man's carelessness towards the environment. Suggests that teachers provide examples of environmental mismanagement and of conservation practices from history and asks students to identify similar problems or practices in contemporary life. Examples are…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Wije, Chand – Journal of Geography, 1992
Describes how a water atlas can be used as a tool in conservation courses. Presents a three stage approach to a classroom exercise. Includes textbook study of a significance of water as a resource, student preparation of a list of local and state of Ohio environmental issues, and collection or creation of maps to create an atlas. (DK)
Descriptors: Atlases, Class Activities, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education
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Walk, Fred H.; Bettis, Norman C. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Describes a lesson plan for use in physical geography, earth science, and social studies classes. Suggests that students will find the problem solving approach interesting and will use knowledge of earth-sun relationships, absolute location, and place. Includes objectives, two days of learning activities, evaluations, resources, and an activity…
Descriptors: Atlases, Cartography, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Zirschky, E. Dwight – Journal of Geography, 1989
Describes a community study project that uses history and the five fundamental themes of geography as a framework. The project involves organizing committees to study the need for a traffic signal in a small town. By studying various dimensions of the issue, the committees are able to demonstrate the need for a signal. (KO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Study, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education
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Gress, Gary; Scott, Rebecca W. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Maintains that understanding and implementing the National Geography Standards through simulation techniques can be a powerful tool for studying any cultural region. Provides a step-by-step instruction for creating a classroom field trip simulation. Includes tips for follow-up activities and assessment procedures. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Discovery Learning, Experiential Learning, Field Trips
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Smith, Richard V.; Brown, Ann E. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Utilizes students' immediate surroundings (neighborhoods, homes, communities) to illustrate the five basic themes of geography. A list of 35 questions requires students to conduct their own research and relates to basic themes such as location, movement, and regions. Includes suggestions for extending the lesson. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Characteristics, Cultural Traits, Demography
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Depoali, Kendyl – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that presidential elections and the Electoral College provide opportunities to combine instruction in government and geography. Presents a week-long unit designed for grades 6-12 that utilizes 4 different instructional strategies. Includes relevant excerpts from the U.S. Constitution and data sheets, maps, and charts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Elections
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Marchetti, Bethany – Journal of Geography, 1993
Presents an interdisciplinary approach combining geography and children's literature to teach about Japanese culture. Describes classroom activities that link the Five Fundamental Themes of Geography to literature and art. Includes 11 figures, 9 summaries of children's books about Japan, and a 15-item annotated bibliography. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Cultural Influences
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Bristol, Mary; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Presents a secondary teaching lesson that uses statistical information about colleges and universities offering a degree in geography. Provides a sequenced lesson plan that asks students to develop a map showing the frequency and distribution of geography programs and interpret the findings. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Geographic Distribution, Geographic Location
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Heatwole, Charles – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that a common component of geography courses is to show how a globe is an accurate representation of the earth whereas flat maps give a distorted view. Presents a case study and lesson plan in which the Muslim practice of praying while facing Mecca is used to illustrate this idea. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Class Activities, Course Content, Educational Strategies
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