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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
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
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
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
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
Page, Brian; Wee, Bryan; Chen, Yi-Chia; Schmit, Ayn – Geography Teacher, 2021
In 2011, the authors developed a new study abroad course in China as part of the University of Colorado Denver Global Study program. The program focused on short-term, intensive, international field study conducted during the three-week break period between the spring and summer semesters. The course, "Sustainability Along the Yangtze,"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Water Pollution
Myles, Colleen C.; Baltzly, Vaughn Bryan – Geography Teacher, 2021
The study abroad program described in this article aims to create an integrated learning experience by pairing the geographer's sense (and appreciation) of place and space with the environmental ethicist's dedication to (and interrogation of the practice of) valuing and preserving places and spaces--both of which are explored through the lens of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Geography Instruction, Ethical Instruction
Lane, K. Maria D.; Pedrick, Hayley; Mueller, Kristian – Geography Teacher, 2020
The University of New Mexico (UNM) is home to a robust Department of Geography & Environmental Studies (GES). With curricula and research programs that span both environmental studies and geographic information science, the department covers topics of local, regional, hemispheric, and global interest. And yet enrollment is on the decline, as…
Descriptors: Food, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Departments
Carver, Evan H.; Collins, Sofia – Geography Teacher, 2020
Creativity is a valued trait across many disciplines, including business, education, math, and the arts, and has been positively associated with intelligence, self-esteem, and an increase in behavioral and emotional flexibility. However, creativity has proven difficult to precisely define, as is evidenced by its varying definitions between…
Descriptors: Creativity, Study Abroad, Films, 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
Jones, Richard C.; Bagheri, Nazgol – Geography Teacher, 2019
This exercise introduces students to the observation that warming is unequal at the level of regions and countries, helps them analyze why this is so, and encourages reflection on actions by specific countries. In addition, students will uncover the relative roles of methane and carbon dioxide in local warming, the role of greenhouse gas emissions…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Climate, Environmental Education
Waite, Jacqueline L. – Geography Teacher, 2018
Contamination occurs when a hazardous substance is released to the soil, water, or air at a particular location. Sometimes former industrial properties are abandoned and the status of the land is not known. The term brownfield is generally applied to contaminated or potentially contaminated properties. Superfund refers to the money that Congress…
Descriptors: Energy, Pollution, Geography Instruction, Environmental Education
Bodor, Sarah – Geography Teacher, 2016
Environmental education teaches children and adults how to learn about and investigate their environment and to make intelligent, informed decisions about how they can take care of it. It is taught in traditional classrooms, in communities, and in settings like nature centers, museums, parks, and zoos. Learning about the environment involves many…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Global Education, Educational Practices, Educational Resources
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Heffron, Susan Gallagher; Valmond, Kharra – Geography Teacher, 2011
Students are exposed to many different media reports about global climate change. Movies such as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Ice Age" are examples of instances when movie producers have sought to capture the attention of audiences by augmenting the challenges that climate change poses. Students may receive information from a wide range of media…
Descriptors: Audiences, Earth Science, Climate, Teaching Methods
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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
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