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Katrina Stack; Derek H. Alderman – Geography Teacher, 2024
The background and resources presented in this article support teaching about two Tent/Freedom Cities--in Fayette County, Tennessee, and in Lowndes County, Alabama--that were built as a form of civil rights resistance and for housing Black sharecroppers and tenant farmers evicted by oppressive white landlords for marching, attending mass…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Activism, African Americans, African American History
Solem, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2022
When the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program releases its reports on student achievement in various subjects, the data are added to the NAEP Data Explorer (NDE) website. The NDE has been shown to support reflective educational practices in the social studies. Working with assessment data can stimulate ideas for how teachers…
Descriptors: Geography, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests, Social Studies
Whitesides, Clayton J.; Cagalanan, Dominique; Graham, Hannah; Hall, Ava; Kuiken, Reanna; McCullough, Thomas; Rogers, Billie – Geography Teacher, 2021
In this study, the authors set out to explore the short-term, faculty-led geography study abroad opportunities offered by institutions of higher education in the United States, whether they are offered with a partnering discipline, and how easy (or difficult) it is for undergraduate students to find information about them. Using the 2018-2019…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, College Students
Theobald, Rebecca – Geography Teacher, 2021
When a student remembers an educational geography activity involving a map twelve months later, the events count as a step toward spatial understanding. Giant playground and floor maps capture students' attention and inspire teachers to develop new ways to explain geographical features and phenomena. For almost a decade, National Geographic…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Maps, Case Studies, Educational Benefits
Alberts, Heike C.; Carlin, Laurence – Geography Teacher, 2021
Students in The Honors College at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh are required to take a team-taught first-year seminar in their first semester. The seminar is theme-based and taught by two professors from two different disciplines. The theme of the seminar is food, one teacher is a professor of geography and the other a professor of…
Descriptors: Food, Geography Instruction, Honors Curriculum, Team Teaching
Berndtson, Rachel; Makanyama, Lorraine – Geography Teacher, 2018
Online tools provide creative and exciting opportunities for accessible and student-centered learning in higher education. Online formats are also lauded for their ability to make higher education more student-centered. The research presented in this article was conducted at a large-enrollment public research university that supplements its mostly…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Geography Instruction, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods
Casey, J. Elizabeth; Pennington, Lisa K.; Gill, Puneet – Geography Teacher, 2018
It is important that preservice educators have an awareness of geography, including city, county, state, and the broader globe. Ensuring that preservice educators are aware of new technologies to promote K-12 students' knowledge of geography is important. K-12 students can benefit by gaining 21st-century skills using problem solving, critical…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Geography Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Task Analysis
Stonier, Francis; Hong, Jung Eun – Geography Teacher, 2016
This article shares the first-time geographic information system (GIS) experiences of two advanced placement human geography classes. The teacher had participated in a summer GIS workshop and then brought those skills into her classroom for the students' benefit. Eighteen students shared their experiences researching their family history, working…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Advanced Placement, Genealogy, Student Surveys
Flynn, K. Colton; Popp, Jennie – Geography Teacher, 2016
Many educators have suggested that spatial awareness is vital in the foundation of geography curricula, as well as the ability to utilize geospatial technologies (National Research Council 2006; Kerski 2008; Lee and Bednarz 2009; Favier and Van der Schee 2014). The purpose of this research was to identify a low-cost and effective method to improve…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Ability, Experiential Learning
Pearson-Merkowitz, Shanna; Lang, Corey – Geography Teacher, 2016
For the past two decades, the presidency and both houses of Congress have been hotly contested by the two major political parties. Yet, geographically, the United States seems to be increasingly marked by "red" areas where the Democratic Party lacks any ability to even dream of winning office and "blue" areas where the…
Descriptors: Voting, Elections, Geographic Regions, Neighborhoods
Scala, Dante J.; Johnson, Kenneth M. – Geography Teacher, 2016
Political commentators routinely treat rural America as an undifferentiated bastion of strength for Republicans. In fact, rural America is a deceptively simple term describing a remarkably diverse collection of places encompassing nearly 75 percent of the U.S. land area and 50 million people. Voting trends in this vast area are far from…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Elections, Presidents, Voting
Lisenbee, Peggy; Hallman, Christine; Landry, Debbie – Geography Teacher, 2015
Geocaching is an inquiry-based activity encouraging creativity, active learning, and real-world problem solving. As such, it is an educational opportunity for students in all grade levels. Educators benefit by observing students using higher-order thinking instead of rote learning offered by using traditional worksheets, tests, or quizzes. Also,…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Navigation
Akinyemi, Felicia O. – Geography Teacher, 2015
Technology has transformed how teachers and students search, access, use, analyze, and present information in and outside the classroom. Among the numerous technologies creating opportunities and changes in education is Geographic Information Systems (GIS; Kerski et al. 2013). Over the years, GIS in secondary school programs has been introduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology
Roberts, Kathryn L.; Brugar, Kristy A. – Geography Teacher, 2014
In this article, Kathryn Roberts & Kristy Brugar discuss their assessment of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade children's understandings of the types of maps commonly found in their social studies text and trade books, and the knowledge and misconceptions it revealed. They then discuss how teachers might begin to address those issues with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Maps, Textbooks, Intervention
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Krahenbuhl, Kevin – Geography Teacher, 2014
This article discusses a field-based study conducted at a small university in southeastern South Dakota in the spring of 2013 during a course in geography for elementary teachers. The course was designed to review and go into depth with college-level content including both human and physical fields of geography. Additionally, it integrates…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, Human Geography, Field Experience Programs
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