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Tuan, Yi-Fu – Journal of Geography, 1983
Orientation is a deeply felt human need that can be used to interest students in geography. It can develop spatial competence and introduce topics in social geography. (AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Conolly, Geoff – Journal of Geography, 1982
The evolution of educational games during the 1960s and 1970s culminated in a renewed awareness of the nature and potential of games. Simulations and games are suitable for instruction in urban growth, environmental problems, and in decision making in general. (KC)
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Harper, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1982
To teach geography that is meaningful in general education--at the elementary, secondary, or college levels--an integrative approach which transmits understanding of the earth as a total system must be used. How to teach physical, cultural, economic, and regional geography in general courses is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, General Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Gersmehl, Philip J. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Suggestions for effective use of overhead projectors include making images large, preparing standard base maps, making lettering clear, presenting only one idea per overhead, keeping things simple, using only half a page for each image, using the overhead as a chalkboard, using color thoughtfully, making symbols bold, and anticipating emergencies.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Instructors at all levels can draw on a large number of geography software programs for use on microcomputers. This annotated listing describes some of these software programs. (RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education
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Solomon, Les – Journal of Geography, 1977
Describes a classroom activity to introduce students to pros and cons of recent bottle bill legislation which proposes restrictions on the sale of nonreturnable beverage containers. Flowcharts are used to analyze the problem in a systems format. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
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Staver, Allen E. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Demonstrates how a simple graph can be effectively used in teaching the concept, measurement, and use of humidity. Science activities for upper elementary, secondary, and higher education students are suggested and definitions of terms are presented. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Painter, Richard A. – Journal of Geography, 1976
A learning experience is described for upper elementary or junior high students involving the manufacture, transportation, and marketing of a product for consumers. Steps are given and roles are assigned for students to convert raw material (paper) to a finished product (paper airplanes) and to sell it. (AV)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Consumer Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities
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Solomon, Les – Journal of Geography, 1976
This paper illustrates a method by which geography students can experience a process of inquiry and problem-solving by using data banks as a resource. Examples are given of open-ended and structured classroom utilization of a data bank for students to study the socioeconomic structure of Wichita, Kansas. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Human Geography
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Gersmehl, Philip J.; Kammrath, William H. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Describes three college level simulations designed to help students understand geographic location. Presented for each simulation is an abstract map, a set of rules, geographic principles illustrated in the game, and explanation of how the game relates to a real-world situation. Rule simplification for use in grades 3-12 is discussed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location
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Anderson, Charlotte C.; Winston, Barbara J. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Describes instructional strategies for stimulating student awareness of their membership in global society. Included are learning objectives, required materials, sample letters to parents and community members, and explanations of 22 activities students might undertake in an inventory of global links in their home, school, and community.…
Descriptors: Community Study, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ferguson, Jack – Journal of Geography, 1976
Activities are suggested in which students can practice map skills by using road maps. Activities involve completing work sheets, reading mileage charts, and playing road rally games. Examples are provided. (ND)
Descriptors: Charts, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Lewis, Lawrence T. – Journal of Geography, 1979
Describes a package of computer programs, Basic All-Purpose Learning Games (BALG), developed to blend entertainment with geography learning objectives. The games, however, are easily adapted to a wide range of subject matter and are appropriate for various educational levels. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Games, Educational Technology
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Saveland, Robert N. – Journal of Geography, 1978
Suggests that small-scale mapping activities can be used in geography courses to help students understand geographic concepts such as latitude, longitude, situation, relative location, and national boundaries. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
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Allen, Rodney F. – Journal of Geography, 1974
Seventy-one activities are suggested for student participation in community environmental awareness as well as for projects involving student-in-put on community decision making on environmental issues. (JR)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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