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Raker, Elizabeth; And Others – Learning, 1992
The Olympic games can help motivate students to learn geography. The article offers a geography decathlon with 10 events to help students build map skills, multicultural awareness, and cooperative spirit. Each event covers at least one of the five fundamental geographic themes (location, place, regions, human/environment interactions, and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Creative Teaching, Cultural Awareness
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Sonntag, Margaret M. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Presents a role playing lesson on Meriweather Lewis and George Rogers Clark's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. Emphasizes integration of the five fundamental themes of geography: location, place, human environment interactions, movement, and regions. Suggests evaluation procedures, extension lessons, and materials and resources. Calls upon…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, History Instruction
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Reinhartz, Dennis; Reinhartz, Judy – Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, 1991
Recommends including geography in history instruction. Suggests that the theme of time is implicit in the five fundamental geographical themes of location, place, relationships within places, movement, and regions. Observes that maps enable students to visualize historic events. Concludes that geography can help students connect past and present.…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Stoltman, Joseph P. – Michigan Social Studies Journal, 1991
Discusses the five fundamental themes of geography. Describes the relationship between them and traditional geographic concepts. Merges themes and concepts to include location (position on Earth's surface), place (physical and human characteristics), relationships within places (human and environment), movement (humans interacting with the earth),…
Descriptors: Cartography, Climate, Concept Teaching, Culture
Geographic Education National Implementation Project, Washington, DC. – 1989
This volume presents a framework for developing courses of study in geography at grade levels 7-12. Several sample courses illustrate how the framework may be used. Five fundamental themes in geographic education provide the basis for the framework. The suggested learning opportunities are designed to incorporate various levels of thinking. These…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Geographic Concepts, Geography
Backler, Alan; Stoltman, Joseph – 1986
This Digest explores the nature of geographic literacy. Part 1 discusses fundamental themes of geography, including absolute and relative location, the natural and cultural characteristics of place, the development of human-environment relationships and their consequences, human movement and interaction, and the formation and change of regions.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions
American Inst. for Research, Washington, DC. Washington Research Center. – 1994
This document lists and outlines the specific educational objectives of the content of the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress's Geography Assessment. The document is divided into two sections: "Assessment Specifications" and "Exercise Specifications." The "Assessment Specifications" provide an overall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Background, Educational Needs