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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
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Painter, Judith – Geography Teacher, 2012
This lesson plan is based on "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Characters in "The Hunger Games" form alliances both inside and outside the arena. Katniss and Gale form alliances within District 12. Katniss, Peeta, and the other tributes form alliances for a variety of reasons during the Games. An alliance means that "someone's got your back"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Secondary Education, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Painter, Judith – Geography Teacher, 2012
This lesson plan is based on Suzanne Collins's book, "The Hunger Games." Katniss and Gale know about District 12 and the surrounding woods. Additionally, from television coverage, they know that there are twelve districts and the Capitol. District 13 used to exist until the rebellion. But where are these districts now that the geography…
Descriptors: United States History, Fiction, Adolescent Literature, Cartography
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Smalley, Elizabeth – Geography Teacher, 2010
How can teachers encourage their geography students to make sense of big numbers? The key math skills geography students need to apply are ones they learned long ago in fifth grade: estimation and place value. However, in order to recognize the size of a city, or strength of a country's per capita income, or value of a birth rate, they need…
Descriptors: Geography, Birth Rate, Number Concepts, Mathematics Skills