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Law, Tracy – Geography Teacher, 2019
While students generally understand how humans impact their physical environment, it can be challenging for them to explain how this key geographic theme is "bidirectional." How does the land influence the people and vice versa? This exchange is what creates a sense of place for every spot on our planet. Being so physically and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geography Instruction
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
Gersmehl, Phil – Geography Teacher, 2018
This activity is part of a larger set of activities and presentations developed by the Michigan Geographic Alliance to help teachers meet the proposed Social Studies standards in 6th and 7th grade. The Michigan Geographic Alliance website also has explanatory presentations, supplementary maps, and readings. In this 10-20 minute intermediate…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies)
Gersmehl, Phil – Geography Teacher, 2018
This activity is part of a larger set of activities and presentations developed by the Michigan Geographic Alliance to help teachers meet the proposed Social Studies standards in 6th and 7th grade. The Michigan Geographic Alliance website also has explanatory presentations, supplementary maps, and readings. In this 20-40 minute intermediate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Map Skills, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Grade 6
Mann, Matthew – Geography Teacher, 2018
As students study the political organization of space in the Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography classroom, they must understand forces behind the creation of modern nation states, challenges to the stability of modern states, and political developments such as supranationalism and devolution (Human Geography Course Description). In this two…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Geographic Distribution, Human Geography, Classroom Techniques
Kerski, Joseph – Geography Teacher, 2018
In this 22-question activity, high school students investigate the spatial distribution of marijuana stores in Colorado using an interactive web map containing stores, centers, highways, population, and other data at several scales. After completing this lesson, students will know and be able to: (1) Use interactive maps, layers, and tools in…
Descriptors: Geographic Distribution, Marijuana, High School Students, Retailing
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
Mater, Marty – Geography Teacher, 2017
A Family Geography Night (FGN) kit can be used to bring families together, teach about the world, give parents the opportunity to share their beliefs, and participate in the educational system while having fun! Geography is an essential element of twenty-first-century education. More than just maps, geography is the interaction of cultures,…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Geography Instruction, Geography, Family Programs
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
Alberts, Heike C.; Niendorf, Bruce D. – Geography Teacher, 2017
Getting students interested in events that are distant in time and space is an ongoing challenge in education. In this article, the authors demonstrate how learning at the sites where historical events happened abroad engages undergraduate students by reducing the effects of time and distance. Using student quotations gathered during three…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Study Abroad
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
Albert, Donald – Geography Teacher, 2015
This activity is an amusing, but serious exploration into the idea of shapes for grades 4-8. Its purpose is to encourage students to begin thinking about shapes using concrete (and asphalt) examples from their immediate surroundings (i.e., street, block, neighborhood) while enhancing their mental image of world geography. Rather than allowing all…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Regions, Human Geography, Learning Activities
Mazzocca, Ann E.; Finn, John C.; Goetz, Evan; Gibson, Lisa – Geography Teacher, 2015
The first workshop in this series of institutes exploring the legacies of slavery in Virginia sponsored by the Virginia Geographic Alliance took place in Richmond, Virginia, and explored Africanist aesthetic legacies in contemporary culture and performance. In this workshop, the authors were specifically interested in pursuing the intersecting…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Music Activities, Dance, African American Culture
Moran, Peter William; Moran, Mark – Geography Teacher, 2015
In high school American history classrooms all over the country, the Civil War is a staple in the curriculum. Of course, that is to be expected given the pivotal place that the Civil War occupies in the nation's history. Indeed, it is not unusual for high school teachers to devote weeks of instruction to exploring the causes leading up to the war,…
Descriptors: United States History, War, History Instruction, High School Students
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Robinson, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2013
Growing up in Loretto, Tennessee, population 1,700, people called it "going to town" when they went to any city big enough to have a McDonald's, Walmart, or a movie theater. If someone is not from a small town, they may not know what type of economic activities a small town can support. Will the town have a police department? Will there…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Geography Instruction, Area Studies, Field Studies
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