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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
McNally, Alison – Geography Teacher, 2020
The author, an instructor of lower division general education (G.E.) geography courses, describes how to incorporate high-impact practices into courses that allow for experiential and project-based learning. Often, these experiences can be framed through a service learning component, which provides students an opportunity to partner with the local…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Learner Engagement, Service Learning, Learning Activities
Glasier, Victoria; Palmer, Jessica L. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Using current and historical data, the U.S. Census Bureau offers geography teachers activities with resources to use in the classroom. The activities are aligned to the National Geography Standards (2012) and provide real-world data examples while teaching concepts such as environmental changes and population changes. In a geography activity for…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Census Figures, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Salter, Cathy – Geography Teacher, 2010
As a former Peace Corps volunteer, avid traveler, classroom geography teacher, and writer, the author has been interested in Afghanistan for decades. Sparked by her own travel experiences in Kabul in February 1970, she made certain that her ninth grade World History/Geography students in south Central Los Angeles not only knew where Afghanistan…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, World History, Travel, Geography
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Salter, Cathy – Geography Teacher, 2010
This article discusses what's cooking in America's schoolyard gardens. From First Lady Michelle Obama's world-famous Kitchen Garden, to Alice Waters' groundbreaking Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California, to a nationally recognized elementary school learning garden in the small Midwestern town of Ashland, Missouri, school children are planting…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition, Child Health, Health Promotion