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Foster, Robin A. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Writing is a challenge, no matter the subject or grade level. Most students have not had their writing graded against a rubric that contains very specific language and content. Many are paralyzed by the scope of the course, and the idea of answering a free response question is very intimidating. This lesson plan introduces a writing boot camp…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Writing Workshops, Content Area Writing
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
Waite, Jacqueline L. – Geography Teacher, 2018
Contamination occurs when a hazardous substance is released to the soil, water, or air at a particular location. Sometimes former industrial properties are abandoned and the status of the land is not known. The term brownfield is generally applied to contaminated or potentially contaminated properties. Superfund refers to the money that Congress…
Descriptors: Energy, Pollution, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education
Edmondson, Deborah – Geography Teacher, 2018
This lesson introduces the concept of regionalization and types of regions. After a brief introductory activity, students explore a story map to learn the material. The teacher can project the story map on a screen for all students to follow or students may work individually on computers. Working individually will allow students to set their own…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Geography Instruction, Regional Characteristics, Geographic Regions
Schoeman, Thea – Geography Teacher, 2018
Maps and satellite images can be used effectively to identify and compare settlement patterns. Spatial cognition and interpretation are important to further map literacy (Larangeira and Van der Merwe 2016). Although Apartheid ended in 1994 in South Africa, the legacy of this "separate development" system is still very noticeable in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Land Settlement, Racial Segregation, Geography Instruction
Egiebor, Esohe E.; Foster, Ellen J. – Geography Teacher, 2018
This lesson describes a geohistorical unit in which the students demonstrate their understanding of significant events in American history. The purpose of the lesson is for students to understand that the rapid population growth of the United States was made possible by the removal of Native Americans. In the first part of the lesson, students use…
Descriptors: Geography, United States History, American Indian History, Maps
Lohrengel, C. Frederick, II.; Larson, Paul R. – Geography Teacher, 2017
National Geography Standard 1 requires that students learn:"How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information" (Heffron and Downs 2012). These concepts have real-world applicability. For example, elevation contour maps are common in many…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Map Skills, Physical Geography
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
Morawski, Michael; Budke, Alexandra – Geography Teacher, 2017
Geography lessons center on a language-based product with socially relevant geographic content. The subject of geography in secondary schools in Germany faces three major challenges that make a stronger focus on language in the monolingual geography classroom necessary. First, more than 30 percent of German pupils in secondary schools have a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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
Chu, Gregory; Choi, Jongnam; Hwang, Chul Sue; Andersen, Doug; Keller, Kenneth H.; Robinson, Michael; Swanson, Kelly – Geography Teacher, 2016
This article describes the release of the second edition of "The National Atlas of Korea" (Choe 2015), published in December 2014 by the National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) of South Korea (the Republic of Korea) in both Korean- and English-language versions. This second edition is a major update and improvement over its 2009…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Atlases, Spatial Ability, Human Geography
Schulzki, Anton – Geography Teacher, 2016
Social studies teachers can certainly teach about elections at any time, but in light of the importance of a presidential election, this once-every-four-year civic extravaganza should not be missed! With the election of 2016 coming in the fall, it provides rich opportunities for discussions, classroom lessons, and community service opportunities…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Service Learning, Elections
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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