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Phil Gersmehl – Geography Teacher, 2024
The focus in this article is on the usefulness of spatial sequencing as a tactic for interpreting a map and organizing our memory of it. This skill is useful whenever some condition varies in a systematic way with distance. When students are asked whether they see a pattern on a map of a topic like wildfires or terrorist activity, some students…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Maps, Map Skills
Bourque, Maggie; Hamerlinck, Jeffrey D. – Geography Teacher, 2021
This lesson plan describes the application of a photo essay technique for landscape interpretation in an interdisciplinary instructor-led international field course. This lesson is, in practice, a field-based exercise or learning activity that asks students to engage in three foundational approaches to place-based landscape reading:…
Descriptors: Photography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Field Trips, Experiential Learning
Brazer, Susan E.; de Socio, Mark – Geography Teacher, 2021
This article presents a technique for interweaving information literacy (IL) into a pre-existing assignment of an introductory general education human geography course. The course, titled Geography of Sport, represents a unique opportunity to introduce students to contemporary methods of geographical study and analysis through a range of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Geography Instruction, Team Sports, Teaching Methods
Wakefield, Julie; Lash, Jeff – Geography Teacher, 2020
The objective of this lesson is for students to explain the basic geographic concepts of "space," "place," and "nature and society" using examples discussed in Alexander Murphy's "Geography: Why It Matters." The lesson is taught over two 50-minute class periods using the jigsaw technique and two strategies…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Formative Evaluation, Cooperative Learning
Waite, Jacqueline L. – Geography Teacher, 2020
"Local foods" are inherently geographical, rooted in space and place. Students can explore local foods from multiple geography angles. This introduction highlights some of these potential angles as applied to ice cream shops in New York State. Teachers are encouraged to adapt this lesson to fit their own needs and appropriate local food…
Descriptors: Food, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2020
Teaching and learning about food and agriculture in an effective, engaging manner is enriched through the use of web mapping tools and spatial data. These tools, enabled by the advent of cloud-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, bring problem solving, critical thinking, and spatial analysis to every classroom instructor and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food, Agriculture, Geographic Information Systems
Petzen, Barbara – Geography Teacher, 2020
This article is an attempt to create new ways for students to appreciate the complexities and diversity of the Middle East's foodways and thus of their people and societies. It takes a broad view of the region that is historically inclusive, stretching from Morocco and al-Andalus (Spain) in the west to Iran in the east and from modern-day Turkey…
Descriptors: Food, Geographic Regions, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction
Schnitzler, Carly – Geography Teacher, 2020
This lesson plan positions students as part of a group of four to six, tasked with creating publicly accessible resources that tell the human stories of climate change. Groups are asked to create an ArcGIS Story Map combining natural scientific research on climate change (CO2 emissions, sea level rise, species extinction, etc.) with social…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Maps
Santos de Lacerda, Clara Maria – Geography Teacher, 2020
Models are an important tool for geography teaching, as they can be used to represent features of human and/ or physical systems. In addition, they enable the student to identify with the demonstrated reality, since they work with iconic images and symbols specific to each culture, used to represent the elements contained in the models (da Silva…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Visualization
Briwa, Robert; Wetherholt, William – Geography Teacher, 2020
Map literacy is a key goal of geographic education learning outcomes. Geography classrooms develop map literacy through practicing map skills (Sandford 1986; Hanus and Havelková 2019). One area where map skills pedagogy is deficient is in teaching the analysis and interpretation of maps as inherently political objects, with bias and latent meaning…
Descriptors: Cartography, Introductory Courses, Geography Instruction, Map Skills
Bousu, Mollie – Geography Teacher, 2020
The Minneapolis Green Zone Initiative was created in 2016 with the goal of "improving health and supporting economic development using environmentally conscious efforts in communities that face the cumulative effects of environmental pollution, as well as social, political and economic vulnerability" (Green Zone Initiative 2019). Two…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Pollution, Economic Development
Gilbert, Brianne; Dunsker, Max – Geography Teacher, 2020
While provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 continue to guarantee equal voting rights (Dreiband 2017), a fundamental question remains: To what extent do all voters share an equitable experience at the polls? Anecdotally, not everyone has equal access, yet where do these differences exist spatially, are there trends, and how can…
Descriptors: Voting, Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation, Maps
Ratcliffe, Michael R. – Geography Teacher, 2019
"Place" is a central concept in geography. Geographers focus considerable attention on describing and understanding the nature of places and variations from one place to another. The collection of data and the measurement and analysis of the characteristics of a place requires that its boundaries are defined. How and where we draw…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Statistical Data, Geography Instruction, Experiential Learning
Bunin, Chris – Geography Teacher, 2019
The U.S. Census is a geography teacher's toolbox. As a member of the Statistics in Schools (SIS) development team, Chris Bunin was tasked with exploring existing resources to develop lesson plans. is a dynamic online reservoir filled with infographics and visualizations, articles and reports, and best practice instructional materials.…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Web Sites, Resource Materials, Research Tools
Headle, Barbara – Geography Teacher, 2019
Historians have long appreciated the value of the U.S. Census as a source of statistical data for studying nineteenth- and twentieth-century American history. However, in ways that many other primary source documents do not, the census reflects and addresses social, political, and economic issues on national, state, and community levels…
Descriptors: United States History, Census Figures, Slavery, History Instruction
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