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Kopteva, Irina – Geography Teacher, 2018
In 2015, nearly 18 percent of undergraduate students enrolled in online courses at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS; UCCS 2016a). Human geography is taught at the UCCS Department of Geography and Environmental Studies in both traditional face-to-face and online settings. Roughly 40 percent of students who take the Introduction to…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Humanization, Online Courses, Educational Quality
Larsen, Thomas B.; Millsaps, Lisa; Harrington, John A., Jr.; Lefferd, Rhonda – Geography Teacher, 2018
Teachers play a vital role in advancing LP research in geography, regardless of whether they teach geography on its own or integrate geography into other subjects (e.g., social studies, science, language arts). The goal of this work is to inform geography educators about LPs and how teachers factor into this endeavor. This article is intended to…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Morawski, Michael; Budke, Alexandra – Geography Teacher, 2017
Geography lessons center on a language-based product with socially relevant geographic content. The subject of geography in secondary schools in Germany faces three major challenges that make a stronger focus on language in the monolingual geography classroom necessary. First, more than 30 percent of German pupils in secondary schools have a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
Shelley, Fred M.; Hitt, Ashley M. – Geography Teacher, 2016
Given the nature of the Electoral College system, the two major political parties concentrate on winning the electoral votes of those states in which the preference of voters are divided evenly. Thus, the parties and their candidates ignore states such as Wyoming and Oklahoma, which are reliably Republican, and they ignore states such as…
Descriptors: Presidents, Elections, Voting, Political Campaigns
Zaniewski, Kazimierz J.; Simmons, James R. – Geography Teacher, 2016
When the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates head into the general election this fall, they will be courting votes from a statewide electorate that has dramatically shifted over time, mirroring the political polarization that is happening across the country. Over the last three decades, Wisconsin's political geography has evolved…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Campaigns, Voting, Political Issues
Lisichenko, Richard – Geography Teacher, 2015
As with all classroom innovations intended to improve geographic education, the adoption of virtual reality (VR) poses issues for consideration prior to endorsing its use. Of these, effectiveness, implementation, and safe use need to be addressed. Traditionally, sense of place, geographic knowledge, and firsthand experiences provided by field…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Field Trips
Bernardes DaSilva, Edmar; Kvasnak, Robert Neil – Geography Teacher, 2015
The regional divisions termed as "Latin America" versus "Anglo-America" used by many geographers do not fully reflect the cultural and political trends in the world today. "Latin" is a term that was coined by the French Emperor Napoleon the III in order to justify Mexico's being ruled by Maximillian, and later picked…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Spanish, Portuguese, Political Influences
Carnahan, Laura; Pankratz, Mary Jo; Alberts, Heike – Geography Teacher, 2014
While many college physical geography instructors already use a wide variety of creative teaching approaches in their classes, others have not yet been exposed to teaching with toys, household items, or food. The goal in this article is to present some ideas for teaching college-level physical geography (weather/climate and geomorphology) for…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, College Instruction, Toys
Hutson, Martha; Rutherford, David J.; Foster, Ellen J.; Richardson, Bobbie – Geography Teacher, 2014
This article presents one approach to providing geography education training to pre-service teachers--a two-day, professional development conference dedicated to preservice teachers and provided to them at no cost. The authors begin by explaining more fully the need for reaching pre-service teachers with good training in geography education. A…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Professional Development, Formative Evaluation
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Tabor, Lisa K.; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Geography Teacher, 2014
The brain perceives, recognizes, interprets, comprehends, appreciates, and remembers experiences that are both text and non-text or verbal and nonverbal. This article discusses Dual- encoding as a proven method of teaching that increases student learning retention and incorporates multiple learning styles. Students learn both subjects better when…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Workshops
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DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil – Geography Teacher, 2011
The identity of geography as a discipline since the nineteenth-century naissance of contemporary academia, if not before, has been often disputed. In higher education, geography is often part of the geosciences, often located in a geography, geology, earth science, and environmental science department or departments. In the world of education…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Higher Education