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Derek H. Alderman; Ethan Bottone; Kurt Butefish; Joshua L. Kenna; Katrina Stack – Geography Teacher, 2024
In July 2022, the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Geographic Alliance hosted a three-week summer institute funded by the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) as part of its "A More Perfect Union" initiative to promote a deeper understanding of United States history and culture. Eighteen K-12 educators from across the country…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Summer Programs, United States History
Derek H. Alderman; Ethan Bottone – Geography Teacher, 2024
This paper offers the intellectual goals and content that guided a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) K-12 Summer Institute entitled "The Role of Geographic Mobility in the African American Freedom Struggle." Readers are provided background and concepts for exploring Black geographies of mobility in classrooms. Geographic…
Descriptors: Migration, African Americans, African American History, Civil Rights
DeMers, Michael N. – Geography Teacher, 2023
Recent emergency online learning, forced upon students around the globe as a result of COVID-19, has exposed many challenges to both learner and instructor in the online learning environment (Schultz and DeMers 2020). Among these numerous challenges is that of insufficient time management skills and learner motivation (Rouse 2013). While young…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Gamification, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
Hagge, Patrick D. – Geography Teacher, 2023
The role of geographic information systems (GIS) in education is vital. Geospatial skills have been shown to correlate with improved performance of general spatial thinking (Lee and Bednarz 2009) as well as specific geography-related content (Hall-Wallace and McAuliffe 2002). As students are exposed to more GIS, they gain skills that are desired…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Cartography, Lecture Method, Conventional Instruction
Shepherd, Marshall – Geography Teacher, 2023
This article provides, based on the author's own scholarship, the three reasons that geography at the K-12 level must include a robust dose of climate change science: (1) Climatology is a cornerstone of physical geography; (2) Climate change science bridges urban and rural geographies; and (3) Climate change science connects the natural and human…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Climate, Change
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2022
Geographic information systems (GIS) have endured numerous evolutionary changes in information technology (IT), from mainframe computers to microcomputers, to personal computers, and to web and mobile technologies (Sinton and Kerski 2020). In this article, Joseph Kerski argues that GIS has not only endured as a persistent set of tools and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Parra, Julia; Chatterjee, Suparna; Alzaid, Ayman; Korang, Thomas – Geography Teacher, 2022
Though there has been debate regarding the effectiveness of online teaching and learning as compared to face-to-face or in-person modalities, the online experience has gained credence and momentum (Brenneman and Karpman 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant global lockdown warranted the closing of schools and the adoption of online…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Learning Activities, Electronic Learning, Geography Instruction
Chu, Gregory H.; Hwang, Chul Sue; Choi, Jongnam – Geography Teacher, 2019
The aim of this article is to provide basic geographic background to assist readers in understanding the geography of North Korea. Although few U.S. geographers have traveled to this country, limited information about North Korea can be constructed and compiled. Sources include interviews of South Korean geographers, all volumes of The National…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Modern History, Asian History
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
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
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
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
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