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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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Jones, Douglas Deane – Journal of Geography, 1997
Explores the intersection of geography and politics in U.S. public policy development and connects this to several of the National Geography Standards. Discusses contemporary issues including economic interdependence, the impact of migration, resource competition, cultural values, and environmental issues. Offers suggested student activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bednarz, Sarah W., Comp.; Ludwig, Gail S., Comp. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Presents the results of a survey of books that every preservice (and inservice) geography teacher should read as recommended by leading geographic educators. Maintains that the diversity of responses mirrors the eclectic nature of geographic educators and the richness of the field. Includes brief bibliographical reviews of five recommended books.…
Descriptors: Books, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Bednarz, Sarah W. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Learning place geography is an important part of school geography. Reports on research findings addressing effective ways to teach place geography. Finds that research indicates significant differences between mnemonic and non-mnemonic treatment groups. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location
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Archer, Kevin – Journal of Geography, 1995
Defines geography as a holistic science that explains variations in the human-environment relationship over the earth's surface. Proposes bridging the gap between the specialized professional approach to geography and practical pedagogical needs. Maintains that geographers should translate their work for nongeographers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that an article in this issue of the "Journal of Geography" was the first one submitted entirely by electronic means. Asserts that the use of electronic mail improved communication effectiveness between the author and the editor. Encourages everyone who has access to electronic mail to use it for communications with the journal. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Journals, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing
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Hayes, David A. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Recommends the use of freehand maps to teach geographic concepts. Argues that they can be used to highlight selected information. Contends that the technique can be used effectively by students and teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Freehand Drawing
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Fitzpatrick, Charlie – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that the power and prices of computers have changed dramatically in recent years. Reviews 10 approaches to using computers in geographic instruction. Includes a 10-item questionnaire to determine whether teachers are using computers effectively. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Educational Media
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Pape, Bruce; Francek, Mark A. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Describes the creation of a glacial park on a university campus. Suggests that the park is a useful instructional resource that helps students relate classroom material to outdoor phenomena by visualizing and identifying glacial landforms, recognizing their spatial relationships, and understanding how glacial features originated. Offers advice for…
Descriptors: Built Environment, Climate, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nelson, Burton D.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses some misconceptions relating to location and to the earth's hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere. Provides correction and explanation of various phenomena. Includes ocean names and sizes, sea level, coriolis effect, greenhouse effect, lightning, magma, and mass wasting. Suggests that myths can be dispelled by exposure combined with…
Descriptors: Climate, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Butler, David R. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Discusses beavers and their geomorphic impacts on their environment. Considers dam building, bank burrowing, and canal building. Suggests using the beaver as a classroom and field trip example to illustrate animals' effects on the physical landscape. Provides a review of published works on beavers in their roles as geomorphic agents. (DK)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Field Trips
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Lyman, Lawrence; Foyle, Harvey – Journal of Geography, 1991
Discusses cooperative learning as a means of teaching geography. Urges production of a positive classroom climate by using group builders and cooperative projects. Suggests projects involving maps, community study, and bulletin boards. Argues that students in cooperative learning become more involved in the subject and more motivated to learn…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Community Study, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baker, Simon – Journal of Geography, 1991
Describes the National Aerial Photography Program database that includes photographs of the 48 conterminous states. Gives characteristics of two different photography programs, one completed and one still in progress. Provides addresses for obtaining the photographs. Suggests uses of the photographs in education as visual aids and in research as a…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Change, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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