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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
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
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
Waite, Jacqueline L. – Geography Teacher, 2020
"Local foods" are inherently geographical, rooted in space and place. Students can explore local foods from multiple geography angles. This introduction highlights some of these potential angles as applied to ice cream shops in New York State. Teachers are encouraged to adapt this lesson to fit their own needs and appropriate local food…
Descriptors: Food, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
Dzerefos, Cathy M.; de Sousa, Luiza O. – Geography Teacher, 2020
Place-based learning of a community develops from the collective, experiential learning of many generations and is referred to as Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) (Stevenson 1996; Ajibade 2003). Africa is rich in indigenous knowledge of edible insects and plants which have bolstered communities in times of food shortage (Hunter et al. 2007).…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Food, Entomology
Harner, John – Geography Teacher, 2020
For educators creating a new course on the geography of food (or perhaps food and agriculture), the options can be overwhelming. The decisions about what topics to cover, which books to assign, and how assignments can be structured might overwhelm all but the most hearty instructors. The topic of food touches on so many other geographic…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food, Agriculture, Course Content
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2020
Teaching and learning about food and agriculture in an effective, engaging manner is enriched through the use of web mapping tools and spatial data. These tools, enabled by the advent of cloud-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, bring problem solving, critical thinking, and spatial analysis to every classroom instructor and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food, Agriculture, Geographic Information Systems
Petzen, Barbara – Geography Teacher, 2020
This article is an attempt to create new ways for students to appreciate the complexities and diversity of the Middle East's foodways and thus of their people and societies. It takes a broad view of the region that is historically inclusive, stretching from Morocco and al-Andalus (Spain) in the west to Iran in the east and from modern-day Turkey…
Descriptors: Food, Geographic Regions, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction
Bosco, Fernando J. – Geography Teacher, 2020
Food is essential to human existence. What we eat and how we eat says who we are. There has long been interest in describing and explaining our connections to food as well as understanding the different ways food shapes our lives. In the last decades, there has been an explosion of interest on food issues. Best-selling books such as "The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food, Cultural Influences, Agriculture
Greenleaf, Melissa; Robinson, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2020
The food experience involves much more than physical nourishment but also the practice of acquiring, preparing, and sharing food that defines the foodscape. This lesson will look at the term foodscape and describe its application to Mexican migrants developed in the thesis "Transnational Mexican Foodscapes in Colorado Springs" (Greenleaf…
Descriptors: Food, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Cultural Influences
Chaney, Philip L.; Doukopoulos, Lindsay – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainability is an important topic of discussion in geography as society faces increasing challenges from depletion of natural resources and degradation of the natural environment (Yates 2012; Goudie 2013). A primary goal of educators is to prepare students to address complex issues such as these in their personal lives and professional careers.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Active Learning, Water
Dawson, Julia; Mitchell, Jerry T. – Geography Teacher, 2017
The objects that represent our material culture--street signs, mascots, symbols etched into stone or printed on stationery--are silent bearers of history: the past tattooed on the present. The meanings given to those objects may change from one social or culture group to another. One seemingly innocent and overlooked example in this vein is the…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Social Influences, Food, Slavery
Strait, John B.; Fujimoto-Strait, Ava R. – Geography Teacher, 2017
The intent of this paper was to outline a field endeavor that encourages increased insight into important geographic themes pertaining to the Big Island of Hawai'i. Student participants in this field course come away with an enhanced comprehension and appreciation of the benefits associated with learning to incorporate geographical perspectives as…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Educational Benefits, Teaching Methods, Climate
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