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Shepherd, Marshall – Geography Teacher, 2023
This article provides, based on the author's own scholarship, the three reasons that geography at the K-12 level must include a robust dose of climate change science: (1) Climatology is a cornerstone of physical geography; (2) Climate change science bridges urban and rural geographies; and (3) Climate change science connects the natural and human…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Climate, Change
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
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
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
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
Bunin, Chris – Geography Teacher, 2019
The U.S. Census is a geography teacher's toolbox. As a member of the Statistics in Schools (SIS) development team, Chris Bunin was tasked with exploring existing resources to develop lesson plans. Census.gov is a dynamic online reservoir filled with infographics and visualizations, articles and reports, and best practice instructional materials.…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Web Sites, Resource Materials, Research Tools
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Teaching and learning about demographics and population change in an effective, engaging manner is enriched and enlivened 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…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Demography, Population Trends, Geographic Information Systems
Vasquez, Gerson; Dolan, Ryan – Geography Teacher, 2019
Geography is central to the work of the Census Bureau, providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination. Geography provides meaning and context to statistical data. To gain a better understanding of population changes within geographic areas, the lesson presented in this article will focus…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Geography, Census Figures, Population Trends
Morrill, Robert W.; Waite, Jacqueline L. – Geography Teacher, 2019
The National Council for Geographic Education GeoCamp Iceland is a unique field experience designed to energize, inspire, and edify experienced and novice geography teachers. The 2015 institute (nineteen participants from fourteen states) was designed for K-12 educators and in 2017 (twenty-one participants from eighteen states and Washington, DC)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Field Experience Programs, Experiential Learning
Larsen, Thomas B.; Millsaps, Lisa; Harrington, John A., Jr.; Lefferd, Rhonda – Geography Teacher, 2018
Teachers play a vital role in advancing LP research in geography, regardless of whether they teach geography on its own or integrate geography into other subjects (e.g., social studies, science, language arts). The goal of this work is to inform geography educators about LPs and how teachers factor into this endeavor. This article is intended to…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
Casey, J. Elizabeth; Pennington, Lisa K.; Gill, Puneet – Geography Teacher, 2018
It is important that preservice educators have an awareness of geography, including city, county, state, and the broader globe. Ensuring that preservice educators are aware of new technologies to promote K-12 students' knowledge of geography is important. K-12 students can benefit by gaining 21st-century skills using problem solving, critical…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Geography Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Task Analysis
Mater, Marty – Geography Teacher, 2017
A Family Geography Night (FGN) kit can be used to bring families together, teach about the world, give parents the opportunity to share their beliefs, and participate in the educational system while having fun! Geography is an essential element of twenty-first-century education. More than just maps, geography is the interaction of cultures,…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Geography Instruction, Geography, Family Programs
Wertman, John – Geography Teacher, 2016
In this brief article, John Wertman describes the evolution of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, the role the American Association of Geographers (AAG) played over the last decade in getting it passed, and the impact the Act has on funding for K-12 geography education. The legislation, while not perfect, includes promising new…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Associations, Educational Legislation
Bodor, Sarah – Geography Teacher, 2016
Environmental education teaches children and adults how to learn about and investigate their environment and to make intelligent, informed decisions about how they can take care of it. It is taught in traditional classrooms, in communities, and in settings like nature centers, museums, parks, and zoos. Learning about the environment involves many…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Global Education, Educational Practices, Educational Resources
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