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Lisenbee, Peggy; Hallman, Christine; Landry, Debbie – Geography Teacher, 2015
Geocaching is an inquiry-based activity encouraging creativity, active learning, and real-world problem solving. As such, it is an educational opportunity for students in all grade levels. Educators benefit by observing students using higher-order thinking instead of rote learning offered by using traditional worksheets, tests, or quizzes. Also,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Navigation
Roberts, Kathryn L.; Brugar, Kristy A. – Geography Teacher, 2014
In this article, Kathryn Roberts & Kristy Brugar discuss their assessment of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade children's understandings of the types of maps commonly found in their social studies text and trade books, and the knowledge and misconceptions it revealed. They then discuss how teachers might begin to address those issues with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Maps, Textbooks, Intervention
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Lewis, Lydia – Geography Teacher, 2010
Data Day, an event that is the culmination of a multiple-week unit, is the perfect opportunity to work across disciplines and, in particular, aligns beautifully with skills and objectives geography teachers work on with their students. Bruce Jones at The Blake School in Hopkins, Minnesota, was the originator of Data Day. Jones described the…
Descriptors: Video Games, Scientific Methodology, Geography, Science Teachers