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Chaney, Philip L.; Doukopoulos, Lindsay – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainability is an important topic of discussion in geography as society faces increasing challenges from depletion of natural resources and degradation of the natural environment (Yates 2012; Goudie 2013). A primary goal of educators is to prepare students to address complex issues such as these in their personal lives and professional careers.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Active Learning, Water
Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2018
This 45 minute inquiry lesson can be used for a high school world geography or AP Human Geography course when the class discusses various issues regarding world energy resources. The lesson focuses on two particular issues: fossil fuel dependency and the growing energy demand. Students will examine the geographic distribution of current energy…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Geographic Information Systems, Inquiry, Energy Education
Grubbs, Melanie R. – Geography Teacher, 2018
It is difficult for students who are just being introduced to major geographical concepts to understand how relatively free countries like India or Mali can have such high levels of human rights abuses as child brides, dowry deaths, and domestic violence. Textbooks explain it and video clips show examples, but it still seems surreal to teenagers…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Womens Studies, Empowerment, Global Approach
Mann, Matthew – Geography Teacher, 2018
As students study the political organization of space in the Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography classroom, they must understand forces behind the creation of modern nation states, challenges to the stability of modern states, and political developments such as supranationalism and devolution (Human Geography Course Description). In this two…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Geographic Distribution, Human Geography, Classroom Techniques
Webster, Megan – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainable agriculture practices are increasingly being used by farmers to maintain soil quality, increase biodiversity, and promote production of food that is environmentally safe. There are several types of sustainable agriculture practices such as organic farming, crop rotation, and aquaculture. This lesson plan focuses on the sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Farm Management
Sibinovic, Mikica – Geography Teacher, 2018
In this lesson plan that takes one class period to complete, high school students explore how political systems influence economic activity by comparing 1991 and 2012 agricultural patterns around the Serbian capital of Belgrade. This lesson provides an insight into the model of transformation of agriculture in Serbia, but a comparison of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, High School Students, Political Influences
Kerski, Joseph – Geography Teacher, 2018
In this 22-question activity, high school students investigate the spatial distribution of marijuana stores in Colorado using an interactive web map containing stores, centers, highways, population, and other data at several scales. After completing this lesson, students will know and be able to: (1) Use interactive maps, layers, and tools in…
Descriptors: Geographic Distribution, Marijuana, High School Students, Retailing
Tokosh, Joe – Geography Teacher, 2017
Teaching approaches in economic geography traditionally cover the effects of deindustrialization on the landscape but offer less insight into the development of services as a prominent sector, because of the longer histories of manufacturing and industrial economies (Moore and Hunt 2016). Incorporating services into economic geography curricula…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans, Class Activities
Poleski, Matthew – Geography Teacher, 2017
The lesson described in this article meets several needs for Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG®) teachers. In the interest of preserving time in the classroom, this lesson is intended to be a capstone assignment, allowing students to synthesize several concepts of the APHG® curriculum, such as demography, economic development, and cultural…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Advanced Placement, Lesson Plans
Stonier, Francis; Hong, Jung Eun – Geography Teacher, 2016
This article shares the first-time geographic information system (GIS) experiences of two advanced placement human geography classes. The teacher had participated in a summer GIS workshop and then brought those skills into her classroom for the students' benefit. Eighteen students shared their experiences researching their family history, working…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Advanced Placement, Genealogy, Student Surveys
Jones, Mark C. – Geography Teacher, 2016
Educators need to teach the geographic perspective because spatial and environmental thinking are central to understanding how the earth changes. In the more narrow interest of helping students to excel in school, it is impossible to teach students every possible example that they might encounter on an exam. How to teach perspectives and skills is…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Spatial Ability
Harshman, Jason – Geography Teacher, 2015
The migration of people along transnational paths, combined with the increased connectedness of billions of people through global media networks, requires reinvestment in a twenty-first century, multidisciplinary conceptualization of geography education. The "colonizer's model of the world" that has for too long identified countries as…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Geography Instruction, Global Education, Teaching Methods
Moran, Peter William; Moran, Mark – Geography Teacher, 2015
In high school American history classrooms all over the country, the Civil War is a staple in the curriculum. Of course, that is to be expected given the pivotal place that the Civil War occupies in the nation's history. Indeed, it is not unusual for high school teachers to devote weeks of instruction to exploring the causes leading up to the war,…
Descriptors: United States History, War, History Instruction, High School Students
Purcell, Jane – Geography Teacher, 2014
Many teachers struggle with helping their students simultaneously comprehend and retain the information that they read. These classroom educators have students take notes (copious amounts of notes) that neither produces the intended learning effect nor actively engages the student in the learning process. One way to increase retention is through…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement
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Jones, Mark C. – Geography Teacher, 2014
This article describes a lesson plan on achieving synthesis, the integration of diverse information sources to create a new whole, vital to the intellectual task of the geographer. This is true regardless of the type of geography being conducted or studied. Synthesis remains central to geography, whether understanding a region, pulling together an…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Geographic Regions, Intellectual Disciplines
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