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Butzow, Dean – Geography Teacher, 2019
The author assigned their students to keep a weekly cloud journal. Each week, for seven weeks, students were required to take a picture of a cloud, identify the location and name, and give the scientific definition of the cloud. The author added a Sense of Place Inventory to each weekly entry. Using the GeoCamp Iceland Field Guide as an example,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes, Geographic Location
Morrill, Robert W.; Waite, Jacqueline L. – Geography Teacher, 2019
The National Council for Geographic Education GeoCamp Iceland is a unique field experience designed to energize, inspire, and edify experienced and novice geography teachers. The 2015 institute (nineteen participants from fourteen states) was designed for K-12 educators and in 2017 (twenty-one participants from eighteen states and Washington, DC)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Field Experience Programs, Experiential Learning
Mathews, Adam J.; Flynn, K. Colton – Geography Teacher, 2018
Incorporation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology in the classroom has quickly been adopted by instructors in geography and related disciplines because it provides an effective, low-cost, easy-to-use, and hands-on technique to reinforce geographic concepts (Brown 1999). The most frequently utilized GNSS is the Global…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Experiential Learning
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
Morris, Ronald V. – Geography Teacher, 2016
This article describes a lesson plan that encouraged the usage of digital tools to enhance inquiry as a key tool in teaching elementary social studies. The lesson revolved around a field trip to the home of Civil War Governor Oliver P. Morton (Centerville, Indiana). The active, investigative, and questioning nature of inquiry in social studies…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Lesson Plans, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Education
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
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
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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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Salter, Cathy – Geography Teacher, 2010
This article discusses what's cooking in America's schoolyard gardens. From First Lady Michelle Obama's world-famous Kitchen Garden, to Alice Waters' groundbreaking Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California, to a nationally recognized elementary school learning garden in the small Midwestern town of Ashland, Missouri, school children are planting…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition, Child Health, Health Promotion