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Miller, E. Willard; de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Instructors at all levels can draw on a wide range of materials to teach a course on the geography of Canada. Resources cited include books, journal articles, professional literature, data and maps, films, filmstrips, and slide sets. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Hepner, George F. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Presents tips to help geography educators at all levels set up a computer mapping laboratory. Discusses what a computer mapping laboratory is, needs and planning, software, hardware selection, and laboratory operation. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computers, Definitions
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Happs, John C. – Journal of Geography, 1984
To help plan effective teaching strategies, it is important to determine students' existing knowledge about the topic to be taught. Interviews with New Zealand students showed that they hold nonscientific ideas about soil. These student views should be respected by teachers. They should be discussed and compared with scientific viewpoints. (RM)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Comparative Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Salter, Kit – Journal of Geography, 1991
Discusses several apparent contradictions in the activities of state geographic alliances supported by the National Geographic Society. Notes that the society is not considered a serious force among geography professionals. Asserts that the alliances frequently consist of faculty members with little formal geography background. Concludes that the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
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Walker, Dan – Journal of Geography, 1996
Presents a model for structuring writing in the geography class with a focus on using maps to prompt writing that will promote student interaction with geographic concepts. Delineates four components of successful writing as fluency, flexibility, frequency, and formality. Includes suggestions for geographic writing activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Straight, Stephen; Mustoe, Myles – Journal of Geography, 1996
Examines the theme of movement in human geography as it is expressed by the phenomenon of temporary buildings. Discusses the anthropological and sociological clues derived from their composition and structural appearances. Includes a simple inquiry model that can be used for structures as diverse as an aluminum espresso bar or a tepee. (MJP)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Built Environment, Cross Cultural Studies, Design Requirements
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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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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Defines remote sensing as the examination of something without touching it. Generally, this refers to satellite and aerial photographic images. Discusses how this technology and resulting knowledge can be integrated into geography classes. Includes a sample unit using images. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Earth Science, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Salter, Kit; Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses the efforts of the Geography Consensus Project to determine what students should know in geography at different points in their schooling. Describes how attempts at education reform affect the teaching of geography through the establishment of world class standards. Encourages teachers to testify at hearings determining how geography…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Martinson, Tom L. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents a middle school lesson on the geographic theme of human-environmental interaction. Explains that the natural environments of the Dominican Republic and the gulf region of Alabama are compared and contrasted in the production of sugar cane. Includes maps, graphs, a historic speech, and suggested texts. (DK)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Climate, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Addresses Cuba's attempt to rebuild its tourism industry in an effort to combat its declining economy in the wake of reduced Russian aid. Provides a sketch of Cuban history and a discussion of the tourism highlighting contradictions between political rhetoric and economic policy. Reviews resource materials and ideas for classroom use. (DK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Allen, Rodney F.; Molina, Laurie E. S. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Suggests the use of picture postcards as a vehicle for teaching geographic concepts. Describes the development of postcards. Discusses the use of postcards for thinking skill development, as a social historical record, and as a study of the images of the places represented on the cards. (DK)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Schlene, Vickie J. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Presents an annotated list of nine selected resource materials from the ERIC Information System database that were designed by classroom teachers. Maintains that these provide effective alternatives to textbooks and other commercially produced materials. (CFR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Reading Materials
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Bednarz, Robert S.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Contends that the introduction of the Five Themes of Geography has revitalized geography in the K-12 curriculum. Argues that physical geography is left out of the "Movement" theme. Presents a set of physical geography ideas to help teachers implement the theme. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction
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Salter, Kit; Riggs-Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that efforts to achieve educational reform can have significant personal and professional effects on participants in the process. Presents "Ten Verities" as a perspective on the tremendous investment that participation in the reform process requires. Concludes that, the end product of world class geography standards will justify…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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