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Baker, Dominique J.; Edwards, Bethany; Lambert, Spencer F. X.; Randall, Grace – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2021
At least 38 states have created service areas or "districts" for each of their community colleges. However, little is known about the geographic boundaries of community college districts, the political process that defines them, and how they relate to institutional racial segregation. Given this dearth of knowledge, we studied nearly 150…
Descriptors: Politics, Community Colleges, Voting, Civil Rights
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Inec, Zekeriya Fatih – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2020
In this study, a world map featured in Divan-i Lugati't-Türk and drawn by Kashgarli Mahmud was made interactive through the use of Seyyah, a geographic information system (GIS) application developed in response to ADDIE, an instructional design teaching model. The geographical symbols and notes on the world map drawn by Kashgarli Mahmud were…
Descriptors: Maps, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Preservice Teachers
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McCune, David; Tunstall, Samuel Luke – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2019
This paper describes a lesson centered around a metric for measuring partisan gerrymandering: the efficiency gap. We situate the efficiency gap in the current US political climate, describe the activity itself, and then provide recommendations for readers interested in adapting the lesson for their own classrooms.
Descriptors: Democracy, Voting, Efficiency, Lesson Plans
Chu, Gregory H.; Hwang, Chul Sue; Choi, Jongnam – Geography Teacher, 2019
The aim of this article is to provide basic geographic background to assist readers in understanding the geography of North Korea. Although few U.S. geographers have traveled to this country, limited information about North Korea can be constructed and compiled. Sources include interviews of South Korean geographers, all volumes of The National…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Modern History, Asian History
Zaniewski, Kazimierz J.; Simmons, James R. – Geography Teacher, 2016
When the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates head into the general election this fall, they will be courting votes from a statewide electorate that has dramatically shifted over time, mirroring the political polarization that is happening across the country. Over the last three decades, Wisconsin's political geography has evolved…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Campaigns, Voting, Political Issues
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Cheas, Kirsi – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019
This article extends Julie Thompson Klein's ideas on boundary work and typologies of interdisciplinarity from the context of academia to the context of international news media. It draws a metaphorical connection between news frames and the perspectives of academic disciplines, perceiving both as providing selective, limited views on the world.…
Descriptors: News Media, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Interdisciplinary Approach
Pearson-Merkowitz, Shanna; Lang, Corey – Geography Teacher, 2016
For the past two decades, the presidency and both houses of Congress have been hotly contested by the two major political parties. Yet, geographically, the United States seems to be increasingly marked by "red" areas where the Democratic Party lacks any ability to even dream of winning office and "blue" areas where the…
Descriptors: Voting, Elections, Geographic Regions, Neighborhoods
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Teaching and learning about political boundaries in an effective, engaging manner can be enriched through the use of webGIS mapping tools and spatial data. WebGIS enabled tools bring problem solving, critical thinking, and spatial analysis to education. Teaching with GIS is conducive to a multi-disciplinary, problem-solving learning environment…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Dosil, Maria; Biota, Itsaso; Picaza, Maitane; Eiguren, Amaia; Rodríguez, Iñigo – International Journal of Modern Education Studies, 2019
The incessant social, cultural and economic changes in which society is immersed, does require developing coping skills towards change that allow teenagers to successfully develop as active subjects of society. Within this framework, the school environment is considered an ideal scenario to work resilience in the adolescent stage. Based on these…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Age Differences, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
Dosil, Maria; Biota, Itsaso; Picaza, Maitane; Eiguren, Amaia; Rodríguez, Iñigo – Online Submission, 2019
The incessant social, cultural and economic changes in which society is immersed, does require developing coping skills towards change that allow teenagers to successfully develop as active subjects of society. Within this framework, the school environment is considered an ideal scenario to work resilience in the adolescent stage. Based on these…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Age Differences, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
Allen, Stephanie Teachout – Educational Leadership, 2017
Civics education shouldn't be confined to dusty textbooks, as evidenced by this assortment of projects. In one unit, elementary students play out the presidential election--from campaigning to inauguration day--using the Storypath approach. In another project, 5th graders explore the controversy about Confederate monuments by studying a local…
Descriptors: Civics, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Field Trips
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Leib, Jonathan; Smothers-Marcello, Jody – Journal of Geography, 2016
Two trends have remade the field of political geography over the past quarter-century. First, a revision of taken-for-granted concepts that amounted to "spatial determinism." Second, pioneering many new and emerging concepts such as political ecology. Both trends are important contributions to the evolving section of the AP Human…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Politics
Mann, Matthew – Geography Teacher, 2018
As students study the political organization of space in the Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography classroom, they must understand forces behind the creation of modern nation states, challenges to the stability of modern states, and political developments such as supranationalism and devolution (Human Geography Course Description). In this two…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Geographic Distribution, Human Geography, Classroom Techniques
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Csachová, Stela – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2020
In Slovakia, a national project IT Academy -- the education for the 21st century -- was launched to promote student interest in science, mathematics and informatics across secondary education; and to also prepare students for the digital age. Geography education has an opportunity to undergo a process of reconceptualization and change in response…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Active Learning, Inquiry, World Geography
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Mann, Bryan; Saultz, Andrew – AERA Open, 2019
Despite the strong relationship between geography and education policy, educational research tends to draw from other fields of inquiry such as economics, political science, and history. This special topics collection centers the usefulness of geography and place in educational policy research. The introduction explains the rationale for the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Geography, Policy Analysis, Educational Research
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