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Huh, Sojung; Crane, Michelle; Loux, Taylor; Hong, Jung Eun; Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2022
This paper introduces four local field studies designed and conducted by two Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) teachers. All of these activities were designed for ninth-graders taking APHG courses. Both teachers implement multiple instances of field study in different units of the APHG curriculum throughout the academic year (e.g., two…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Jo, Injeong; Crane, Michelle; Hong, Jung Eun; Huh, Sojung – Geography Teacher, 2022
The purpose of this article is to introduce two easy-to-use analytical tools--OPTIC (Overview; Parts; Title; Interrelationships; and Conclusion) and SCRAP (Spatial-Temporal; Conditions, Connections, or Comparisons; Region; Aura, Association, or Analog; Pattern or Exceptions)--that can help teachers guide student learning with maps and photos.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Jo, Injeong; Bannert, April; Huh, Sojung; Hong, Jung Eun – Geography Teacher, 2022
In this paper, the authors introduce a student project that can help students stay engaged in Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) classrooms through the end of the year, through a project that can be implemented after the APHG exam is given. The tight curriculum schedule of APHG leaves little room for implementing student-centered learning…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Hong, Jung Eun; Haakenson, Dean; Martin, Kenny; Huh, Sojung; Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2022
The Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) exam consists of two sections: sixty multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and three free-response questions (FRQs); both sections have equal percentages in the exam weighting (College Board 2020). Because the main motivation of the students taking this course is to earn college credit by scoring a three or…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Hong, Jung Eun; Loux, Taylor; Huh, Sojung; Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2022
Discussions are one of the activity types that help students build their content-related background knowledge, understanding, and concepts through various communication approaches. Students express and share their perspectives and ideas with other students through a small- or large-group discussion. The formats of discussions may vary; they may be…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Larsen, Thomas Barclay; Solem, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2022
The Powerful Geography approach entails strengthening the relationship among curricula, student aspirations and motivations, and applications and practices of geographers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. As a practical response to the GeoCapabilities project's vision of future geography curricula based on conceptions of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education), Career Choice
Solem, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2022
When the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program releases its reports on student achievement in various subjects, the data are added to the NAEP Data Explorer (NDE) website. The NDE has been shown to support reflective educational practices in the social studies. Working with assessment data can stimulate ideas for how teachers…
Descriptors: Geography, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests, Social Studies
McKenzie, Paul; Cook, Sally; Roulston, Stephen – Geography Teacher, 2022
A geographic information system (GIS) can be defined as a computer-based system that enables the collection, management, analysis, visualization, and sharing of spatial data. As this technology is a fundamental and fast-growing part of the global economy, there is a growing global demand for a skilled workforce that can use it to address an array…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Barriers, Undergraduate Students
Shekhar, Suraj Kushe – Geography Teacher, 2022
When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a deadly pandemic on March 11, 2020, trauma ensued across the world (Mishra, Gupta, and Shree 2020; Shekhar 2021). Children at home thought that they would return to school after a couple of weeks, but instead, many schools ended up shutting down for the entire year. The world switched to…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
Rees, Amanda; Harwood, Marlena; Praley, Maggie; Wee, Bryan; Duster, Thomas – Geography Teacher, 2022
Space is the product of spatial and social relations (Massey 2005). Educators are constantly moving in and out of physical or virtual spaces in classrooms. In geography education particularly, space is integral to teaching and learning. For example, students situate spatial knowledge within social contexts to make sense of geographical concepts…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Geography, Electronic Learning
Thompson, Courtney M.; Bowlick, Forrest J. – Geography Teacher, 2022
Pandemic teaching during COVID-19 has further magnified the unsustainable and fraught nature of teaching across schools and universities worldwide (Singer 2020). The remote turn to emergency remote teaching (ERT)--so-called "Zoom University" (Martin et al. 2020)--brings with it immense challenges of access, equity, outreach, and mental…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
Ashari, Arif; Saputro, Eko P. N.; Jamaludin, Syarif – Geography Teacher, 2022
This paper offers alternative information about challenges faced by geography teachers in implementing online learning during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in Indonesia. This paper is based on the experiences of teachers from various regions in Indonesia. First, the authors describe how online teaching and learning are performed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2022
Geographic information systems (GIS) have endured numerous evolutionary changes in information technology (IT), from mainframe computers to microcomputers, to personal computers, and to web and mobile technologies (Sinton and Kerski 2020). In this article, Joseph Kerski argues that GIS has not only endured as a persistent set of tools and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Parra, Julia; Chatterjee, Suparna; Alzaid, Ayman; Korang, Thomas – Geography Teacher, 2022
Though there has been debate regarding the effectiveness of online teaching and learning as compared to face-to-face or in-person modalities, the online experience has gained credence and momentum (Brenneman and Karpman 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant global lockdown warranted the closing of schools and the adoption of online…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Learning Activities, Electronic Learning, Geography Instruction
Cagalanan, Dominique; Whitesides, Clayton J. – Geography Teacher, 2021
The benefits of study abroad have been well documented. This paper presents a spring break international field trip to the Philippines that was organized as an optional one-credit lab course to be taken in conjunction with a full-semester three-credit geography course examining the relationship between forests and society. The field trip was to be…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, College Students
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