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Egiebor, Esohe E.; Foster, Ellen J. – Geography Teacher, 2018
This lesson describes a geohistorical unit in which the students demonstrate their understanding of significant events in American history. The purpose of the lesson is for students to understand that the rapid population growth of the United States was made possible by the removal of Native Americans. In the first part of the lesson, students use…
Descriptors: Geography, United States History, American Indian History, Maps
Hutson, Martha; Rutherford, David J.; Foster, Ellen J.; Richardson, Bobbie – Geography Teacher, 2014
This article presents one approach to providing geography education training to pre-service teachers--a two-day, professional development conference dedicated to preservice teachers and provided to them at no cost. The authors begin by explaining more fully the need for reaching pre-service teachers with good training in geography education. A…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Professional Development, Formative Evaluation
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Foster, Ellen J. – Geography Teacher, 2012
Functional literacy is important in both English/language arts and geography. Using the "found poetry" strategy, students will summarize a piece of text, identify main ideas and find geographic connections. While using young adult literature is a great way to incorporate geography into English/language arts classroom, understanding of geography…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Adolescent Literature, Current Events, Language Arts