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Derek H. Alderman; Ethan Bottone; Kurt Butefish; Joshua L. Kenna; Katrina Stack – Geography Teacher, 2024
In July 2022, the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Geographic Alliance hosted a three-week summer institute funded by the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) as part of its "A More Perfect Union" initiative to promote a deeper understanding of United States history and culture. Eighteen K-12 educators from across the country…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Summer Programs, United States History
Šimik, Ondrej; Seberová, Alena; Šimlová,, Žaneta; Göbelová, Tatána – Geography Teacher, 2023
This article describes the use of the "powerful knowledge" concept in geography education in primary schools. First, the concept of powerful knowledge is briefly introduced in the context of building geographical thinking. Next, the authors describe four key geographical concepts: place, space, environment, and interconnection. The main…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary School Curriculum, Geographic Concepts, Learning Activities
Margarita Jimenez-Silva – Geography Teacher, 2023
The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE 2023) promotes a number of principles that are central to the work of the STEMSS (STEM + Social Studies) project. Among these principles is the understanding that geography education is a bridge to better understanding and appreciation of all subject matter. Using geography education as a bridge…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, STEM Education, Social Studies, Geography Instruction
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
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
Theobald, Rebecca – Geography Teacher, 2021
When a student remembers an educational geography activity involving a map twelve months later, the events count as a step toward spatial understanding. Giant playground and floor maps capture students' attention and inspire teachers to develop new ways to explain geographical features and phenomena. For almost a decade, National Geographic…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Maps, Case Studies, Educational Benefits
Glasier, Victoria; Palmer, Jessica L. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Using current and historical data, the U.S. Census Bureau offers geography teachers activities with resources to use in the classroom. The activities are aligned to the National Geography Standards (2012) and provide real-world data examples while teaching concepts such as environmental changes and population changes. In a geography activity for…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Census Figures, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Price, Laura – Geography Teacher, 2019
The aim of this lesson plan is to explore effective methods that students can use to dispose of wastes around them in their communities. The guiding question for this lesson is: What are possible solutions to increase effective decomposition of waste in our society?
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Instructional Effectiveness, Hazardous Materials, Recycling
Parra, Jessica Zlockie – Geography Teacher, 2019
A lot of the activities of daily living require energy, playing video games, making dinner, turning on the lights, using a computer, and perhaps even brushing our teeth requires energy. In this unit students discover what energy is, think about where it comes from, analyze options for making energy evaluate feasibility in different parts of the…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Lesson Plans, Energy, Elementary School Teachers
Cannon, Kama – Geography Teacher, 2018
Although formal papers are typical, sometimes posters or other visual presentations are more useful tools for sharing visual-spatial information. By incorporating creativity and technology into the study of geographical science, STEM (the study of Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) is changed to STEAM (the A stands for ART)! The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Visual Aids, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Mohan, Audrey – Geography Teacher, 2018
The purpose of this 2-3 day lesson is to introduce students in Grades 2-4 to the idea that people move around the world for a variety of reasons. In this activity, students explore why people move through class discussion, a guided reading, and interviews. The teacher elicits student ideas using the compelling question (Dimension 1 of the C3…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Elementary Education, Human Geography, Migration
Moran, Peter William; Trent, Allen – Geography Teacher, 2017
The authors have had numerous opportunities to work with elementary teachers and students, but few of those experiences have been as rewarding as the We Are Wyoming project. During the 2014-2015 school year, they traveled to thirty-six fourth-grade classrooms all over the state teaching the We Are Wyoming project. The unit was a two-day integrated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Geography Instruction
Britt, Judy; Ming, Kavin – Geography Teacher, 2017
In this article, a social studies teacher and a literacy teacher describe a vision for social studies that highlights reading practices that foster disciplinary literacy in elementary geography. Their purpose is to share a practical approach for enriching elementary social studies lessons and activities with a geographic lens. During the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, National Standards
Morris, Ronald V. – Geography Teacher, 2016
This article describes a lesson plan that encouraged the usage of digital tools to enhance inquiry as a key tool in teaching elementary social studies. The lesson revolved around a field trip to the home of Civil War Governor Oliver P. Morton (Centerville, Indiana). The active, investigative, and questioning nature of inquiry in social studies…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Lesson Plans, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Education
Morris, Ronald V. – Geography Teacher, 2016
Eighth-grade students from three school districts in three small towns in Crosby County, Texas, received academic credit for working together with the biannual Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum summer travel education program. Each of the three districts radiate from a small town. They were within one county, and the museum was located in the…
Descriptors: Local History, State History, Grade 8, Field Experience Programs
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