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Phil Gersmehl – Geography Teacher, 2024
The focus in this article is on the usefulness of spatial sequencing as a tactic for interpreting a map and organizing our memory of it. This skill is useful whenever some condition varies in a systematic way with distance. When students are asked whether they see a pattern on a map of a topic like wildfires or terrorist activity, some students…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Maps, Map Skills
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
Bourque, Maggie; Hamerlinck, Jeffrey D. – Geography Teacher, 2021
This lesson plan describes the application of a photo essay technique for landscape interpretation in an interdisciplinary instructor-led international field course. This lesson is, in practice, a field-based exercise or learning activity that asks students to engage in three foundational approaches to place-based landscape reading:…
Descriptors: Photography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Field Trips, Experiential Learning
Brazer, Susan E.; de Socio, Mark – Geography Teacher, 2021
This article presents a technique for interweaving information literacy (IL) into a pre-existing assignment of an introductory general education human geography course. The course, titled Geography of Sport, represents a unique opportunity to introduce students to contemporary methods of geographical study and analysis through a range of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Geography Instruction, Team Sports, Teaching Methods
Wakefield, Julie; Lash, Jeff – Geography Teacher, 2020
The objective of this lesson is for students to explain the basic geographic concepts of "space," "place," and "nature and society" using examples discussed in Alexander Murphy's "Geography: Why It Matters." The lesson is taught over two 50-minute class periods using the jigsaw technique and two strategies…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Formative Evaluation, Cooperative Learning
Waite, Jacqueline L. – Geography Teacher, 2020
"Local foods" are inherently geographical, rooted in space and place. Students can explore local foods from multiple geography angles. This introduction highlights some of these potential angles as applied to ice cream shops in New York State. Teachers are encouraged to adapt this lesson to fit their own needs and appropriate local food…
Descriptors: Food, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
Harner, John – Geography Teacher, 2020
For educators creating a new course on the geography of food (or perhaps food and agriculture), the options can be overwhelming. The decisions about what topics to cover, which books to assign, and how assignments can be structured might overwhelm all but the most hearty instructors. The topic of food touches on so many other geographic…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food, Agriculture, Course Content
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2020
Teaching and learning about food and agriculture in an effective, engaging manner is enriched through the use of web mapping tools and spatial data. These tools, enabled by the advent of cloud-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, bring problem solving, critical thinking, and spatial analysis to every classroom instructor and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food, Agriculture, Geographic Information Systems
Petzen, Barbara – Geography Teacher, 2020
This article is an attempt to create new ways for students to appreciate the complexities and diversity of the Middle East's foodways and thus of their people and societies. It takes a broad view of the region that is historically inclusive, stretching from Morocco and al-Andalus (Spain) in the west to Iran in the east and from modern-day Turkey…
Descriptors: Food, Geographic Regions, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction
Greenleaf, Melissa; Robinson, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2020
The food experience involves much more than physical nourishment but also the practice of acquiring, preparing, and sharing food that defines the foodscape. This lesson will look at the term foodscape and describe its application to Mexican migrants developed in the thesis "Transnational Mexican Foodscapes in Colorado Springs" (Greenleaf…
Descriptors: Food, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Cultural Influences
Schnitzler, Carly – Geography Teacher, 2020
This lesson plan positions students as part of a group of four to six, tasked with creating publicly accessible resources that tell the human stories of climate change. Groups are asked to create an ArcGIS Story Map combining natural scientific research on climate change (CO2 emissions, sea level rise, species extinction, etc.) with social…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Maps
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