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Oberle, Alex; Bess, Joy; Ehmke, Kelsey; Rath, Shelley; Robbins, Amber – Geography Teacher, 2019
With new standards in social science and science, student-centered inquiry drives contemporary geography education. This article introduces and explains the Geo-Inquiry Process. Developed by the National Geographic Society, the Geo-Inquiry Process centers on the fundamental nature of global interconnectedness, the idea that wise decisions at all…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Geography Instruction, Student Centered Learning
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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