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Borders, Stephen – Geography Teacher, 2022
Health inequality continues to be a persistent and pernicious problem throughout much of the United States. Utilizing publicly available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the author details how undergraduate public health and health administration students analyzed health inequities at the census tract level in South…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Public Health, Data, Undergraduate Students
Cagalanan, Dominique; Whitesides, Clayton J. – Geography Teacher, 2021
The benefits of study abroad have been well documented. This paper presents a spring break international field trip to the Philippines that was organized as an optional one-credit lab course to be taken in conjunction with a full-semester three-credit geography course examining the relationship between forests and society. The field trip was to be…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, College Students
Bergeron, Susan J.; Green, Ronald S. – Geography Teacher, 2021
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the authors had the opportunity to begin work on a unique multi-year virtual heritage "Virtual Shikoku Pilgrimage" (VSP) project. The main goal of this project is to design and develop an immersive virtual landscape exploration platform that uses 3-D digital technologies, including the Unity video game…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students
Mitchell, Jerry T.; Hare, Phillip R. – Geography Teacher, 2018
The Advanced Placement┬« Human Geography (AP HG) course has shown tremendous growth since 2001, the first year students took the end-of-course exam. Slightly more than 3,000 students took the exam that year; the number exceeded 163,000 in 2015 (Lanegran and Zeigler 2016) and is expected to grow further still. The College Board describes the course…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Geography Instruction
Dawson, Julia; Mitchell, Jerry T. – Geography Teacher, 2017
The objects that represent our material culture--street signs, mascots, symbols etched into stone or printed on stationery--are silent bearers of history: the past tattooed on the present. The meanings given to those objects may change from one social or culture group to another. One seemingly innocent and overlooked example in this vein is the…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Social Influences, Food, Slavery
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Mitchell, Jerry T.; Collins, Larianne; Wise, Susan S.; Caughman, Monti – Geography Teacher, 2012
Though lasting less than 200 years, large-scale rice production in South Carolina and Georgia "probably represented the most significant utilization of the tidewater zone for crop agriculture ever attained in the United States." Rice is a specialty crop where successful cultivation relied heavily upon "adaptation" to nature via…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Agricultural Production, United States History