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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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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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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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Lee, Jeffrey A.; Jones, Linda Lea – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that there is a need for a more effective means to teach methods of scientific inquiry in geography classes. Describes a laboratory project in which college-level students are introduced to scientific inquiry. Provides seven suggestions for using similar scientific inquiry activities in elementary and secondary classrooms. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
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Harrington, John A., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1991
Employs weather forecasting contests as a strategy for teaching about the weather, climate, and atmosphere. States that competency in understanding concepts and the ability to develop logical constructs about atmospheric processes are enhanced. Includes suggestions for teaching weather forecasting at all grade levels, and describes a contest at…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Competition, Concept Teaching, Course Content
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Luft, Edward R. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Suggests the study of automobile license plate designs as a tool for helping students learn and understand the concept and perception of place. Includes examples of representative plates and tables of physical and cultural features found on the plates. Outlines considerations and teaching procedures for a class exercise. (DK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Context, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education