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Adams, Erin C.; Varga, Bretton A. – Geography Teacher, 2023
Minerals and metals are part of everyday existence, including in the air people breathe. They are either in, or have a hand in creating, nearly all of consumer products. As essential as they are, minerals and metals are too often unseen, unappreciated, and unnoticed. In the teaching of preservice primary and secondary teachers as well as high…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Inquiry, Mining, Metallurgy
Draper, Duane; Alberts, Heike C.; Carnahan, Laura – Geography Teacher, 2023
High schools offering dual-credit geography options are looking for ways to enrich student experience. This article explores a university-high school collaboration, part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP), in a dual-credit World Regional Geography course offered at Barneveld High School,…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration, College School Cooperation
Šimik, Ondrej; Seberová, Alena; Šimlová,, Žaneta; Göbelová, Tatána – Geography Teacher, 2023
This article describes the use of the "powerful knowledge" concept in geography education in primary schools. First, the concept of powerful knowledge is briefly introduced in the context of building geographical thinking. Next, the authors describe four key geographical concepts: place, space, environment, and interconnection. The main…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary School Curriculum, Geographic Concepts, Learning Activities
Cerian Gibbes – Geography Teacher, 2023
This article presents an introduction to the use of remote sensing for the study of climate-land interactions. The article begins with a brief review of current climate change knowledge and then examines the bidirectional relationship within climate-land interactions. Using select examples from the scientific literature, the article discusses the…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Physical Sciences, Science Instruction
Kirby, Andrew – Geography Teacher, 2023
This paper will focus on how communities can respond to the impacts of a more dangerous world but will emphasize that there exist powerful barriers to climate change adaptation (CCA). This article explores why there are so many barriers to change and offers a simple mnemonic to organize the argument--A.D.A.P.T. The A.D.A.P.T. framework shows that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Climate, Adjustment (to Environment), Barriers
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
Harris, Dylan M. – Geography Teacher, 2023
In this article, the author distinguishes between understanding and knowing climate change, the former referring to how students can learn about the functioning of the global climate system and the latter referring to how students can metabolize that information in their own terms. The article introduces key concepts for teaching climate science…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Knowledge Level, Environmental Education
Rossiter, Kalyn M. – Geography Teacher, 2022
The field of geography especially lends itself to fieldwork, getting students out of the classrooms and into the real world. Furthermore, studies have shown that when traditional lecture style is replaced at least in part with approaches that incorporate active learning, students earn higher examination grades and have a greater chance of passing…
Descriptors: Maps, Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction
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
Tokosh, Joseph – Geography Teacher, 2022
Using geographic information systems (GIS), spatial data, and web mapping tools to enrich teaching and learning in geography courses is an effective way to integrate critical thinking and spatial analysis into the classroom (or virtual classroom). This lesson describes mapping song lyrics through ArcGIS Online. It explores how students analyze and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Singing, Maps
Larsen, Thomas Barclay; Solem, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2022
The Powerful Geography approach entails strengthening the relationship among curricula, student aspirations and motivations, and applications and practices of geographers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. As a practical response to the GeoCapabilities project's vision of future geography curricula based on conceptions of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education), Career Choice
McKenzie, Paul; Cook, Sally; Roulston, Stephen – Geography Teacher, 2022
A geographic information system (GIS) can be defined as a computer-based system that enables the collection, management, analysis, visualization, and sharing of spatial data. As this technology is a fundamental and fast-growing part of the global economy, there is a growing global demand for a skilled workforce that can use it to address an array…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Barriers, Undergraduate Students
Shekhar, Suraj Kushe – Geography Teacher, 2022
When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a deadly pandemic on March 11, 2020, trauma ensued across the world (Mishra, Gupta, and Shree 2020; Shekhar 2021). Children at home thought that they would return to school after a couple of weeks, but instead, many schools ended up shutting down for the entire year. The world switched to…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
Rees, Amanda; Harwood, Marlena; Praley, Maggie; Wee, Bryan; Duster, Thomas – Geography Teacher, 2022
Space is the product of spatial and social relations (Massey 2005). Educators are constantly moving in and out of physical or virtual spaces in classrooms. In geography education particularly, space is integral to teaching and learning. For example, students situate spatial knowledge within social contexts to make sense of geographical concepts…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Geography, Electronic Learning
Thompson, Courtney M.; Bowlick, Forrest J. – Geography Teacher, 2022
Pandemic teaching during COVID-19 has further magnified the unsustainable and fraught nature of teaching across schools and universities worldwide (Singer 2020). The remote turn to emergency remote teaching (ERT)--so-called "Zoom University" (Martin et al. 2020)--brings with it immense challenges of access, equity, outreach, and mental…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
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