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Hungerford, Hilary; Krueger Enz, Molly – Geography Teacher, 2021
This article outlines a faculty-led, interdisciplinary study abroad program to Dakar, Senegal, in 2014 and 2016 sponsored by South Dakota State University (SDSU) and hosted by the West African Research Center (WARC). This article highlights in particular the contributions of Geography, Global Studies, and Francophone Studies to program design and…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries
Bergeron, Susan J.; Green, Ronald S. – Geography Teacher, 2021
During the 2018-2019 academic year, the authors had the opportunity to begin work on a unique multi-year virtual heritage "Virtual Shikoku Pilgrimage" (VSP) project. The main goal of this project is to design and develop an immersive virtual landscape exploration platform that uses 3-D digital technologies, including the Unity video game…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students
Bourque, Maggie; Hamerlinck, Jeffrey D. – Geography Teacher, 2021
This lesson plan describes the application of a photo essay technique for landscape interpretation in an interdisciplinary instructor-led international field course. This lesson is, in practice, a field-based exercise or learning activity that asks students to engage in three foundational approaches to place-based landscape reading:…
Descriptors: Photography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Field Trips, Experiential Learning
Constantinou, Stavros T.; Morrison-Beedy, Dianne – Geography Teacher, 2021
As the world becomes increasingly more interconnected and interdependent, it is a priority to expand approaches for students to learn within interdisciplinary environments so that students acquire a broader "team lens" needed for success in future employment and scholarship. Across the globe, part of the "common language"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Nursing Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainable Development
Alberts, Heike C.; Niendorf, Bruce D. – Geography Teacher, 2021
For several years, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh partnered with a manufacturing company in Germany that is well known for its sustainable business practices and generates revenues in excess of 2 billion Euro annually. This partnership encompassed several programs, including providing training for the company's junior management in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, Sustainability
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
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
Dugas, Daniel P.; Morgan, Eric – Geography Teacher, 2021
Beginning in 2015, New Mexico State University's Office of Study Abroad, Faculty-Led International Program (FLIP) encouraged teachers to create a two-course/cross-disciplinary experience for students. During the summers of 2016 and 2018 the teachers conducted two-week FLIP trips to locations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction
Moorman, Lynn; Cerney, Dawna; Gielstra, Dianna; Foster, Ellen; Villa Cerveny, Niccole – Geography Teacher, 2021
GeoCamp Iceland is a local program designed in Iceland to provide "field-based educational experiences dedicated to increasing knowledge through practical and active learning" in subjects related to earth science and renewable energy (Morrill and Waite 2019). Since 2015, NCGE has partnered with GeoCamp Iceland to offer an in-service,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Earth Science, Energy Conservation
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
Santos de Lacerda, Clara Maria – Geography Teacher, 2020
Models are an important tool for geography teaching, as they can be used to represent features of human and/ or physical systems. In addition, they enable the student to identify with the demonstrated reality, since they work with iconic images and symbols specific to each culture, used to represent the elements contained in the models (da Silva…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Visualization
Bunin, Chris – Geography Teacher, 2019
The U.S. Census is a geography teacher's toolbox. As a member of the Statistics in Schools (SIS) development team, Chris Bunin was tasked with exploring existing resources to develop lesson plans. is a dynamic online reservoir filled with infographics and visualizations, articles and reports, and best practice instructional materials.…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Web Sites, Resource Materials, Research Tools
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Teaching and learning about political boundaries in an effective, engaging manner can be enriched through the use of webGIS mapping tools and spatial data. WebGIS enabled tools bring problem solving, critical thinking, and spatial analysis to education. Teaching with GIS is conducive to a multi-disciplinary, problem-solving learning environment…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
Moran, Peter William; Trent, Allen – Geography Teacher, 2017
The authors have had numerous opportunities to work with elementary teachers and students, but few of those experiences have been as rewarding as the We Are Wyoming project. During the 2014-2015 school year, they traveled to thirty-six fourth-grade classrooms all over the state teaching the We Are Wyoming project. The unit was a two-day integrated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Geography Instruction
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