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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
Šimik, Ondrej; Seberová, Alena; Šimlová,, Žaneta; Göbelová, Tatána – Geography Teacher, 2023
This article describes the use of the "powerful knowledge" concept in geography education in primary schools. First, the concept of powerful knowledge is briefly introduced in the context of building geographical thinking. Next, the authors describe four key geographical concepts: place, space, environment, and interconnection. The main…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary School Curriculum, Geographic Concepts, Learning Activities
Shekhar, Suraj Kushe – Geography Teacher, 2022
When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a deadly pandemic on March 11, 2020, trauma ensued across the world (Mishra, Gupta, and Shree 2020; Shekhar 2021). Children at home thought that they would return to school after a couple of weeks, but instead, many schools ended up shutting down for the entire year. The world switched to…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
Parra, Julia; Chatterjee, Suparna; Alzaid, Ayman; Korang, Thomas – Geography Teacher, 2022
Though there has been debate regarding the effectiveness of online teaching and learning as compared to face-to-face or in-person modalities, the online experience has gained credence and momentum (Brenneman and Karpman 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant global lockdown warranted the closing of schools and the adoption of online…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Learning Activities, Electronic Learning, Geography Instruction
Huh, Sojung; Crane, Michelle; Loux, Taylor; Hong, Jung Eun; Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2022
This paper introduces four local field studies designed and conducted by two Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) teachers. All of these activities were designed for ninth-graders taking APHG courses. Both teachers implement multiple instances of field study in different units of the APHG curriculum throughout the academic year (e.g., two…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Jo, Injeong; Crane, Michelle; Hong, Jung Eun; Huh, Sojung – Geography Teacher, 2022
The purpose of this article is to introduce two easy-to-use analytical tools--OPTIC (Overview; Parts; Title; Interrelationships; and Conclusion) and SCRAP (Spatial-Temporal; Conditions, Connections, or Comparisons; Region; Aura, Association, or Analog; Pattern or Exceptions)--that can help teachers guide student learning with maps and photos.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Jo, Injeong; Bannert, April; Huh, Sojung; Hong, Jung Eun – Geography Teacher, 2022
In this paper, the authors introduce a student project that can help students stay engaged in Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) classrooms through the end of the year, through a project that can be implemented after the APHG exam is given. The tight curriculum schedule of APHG leaves little room for implementing student-centered learning…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Hong, Jung Eun; Haakenson, Dean; Martin, Kenny; Huh, Sojung; Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2022
The Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) exam consists of two sections: sixty multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and three free-response questions (FRQs); both sections have equal percentages in the exam weighting (College Board 2020). Because the main motivation of the students taking this course is to earn college credit by scoring a three or…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Hong, Jung Eun; Loux, Taylor; Huh, Sojung; Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2022
Discussions are one of the activity types that help students build their content-related background knowledge, understanding, and concepts through various communication approaches. Students express and share their perspectives and ideas with other students through a small- or large-group discussion. The formats of discussions may vary; they may be…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
Theobald, Rebecca – Geography Teacher, 2021
When a student remembers an educational geography activity involving a map twelve months later, the events count as a step toward spatial understanding. Giant playground and floor maps capture students' attention and inspire teachers to develop new ways to explain geographical features and phenomena. For almost a decade, National Geographic…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Maps, Case Studies, Educational Benefits
McNally, Alison – Geography Teacher, 2020
The author, an instructor of lower division general education (G.E.) geography courses, describes how to incorporate high-impact practices into courses that allow for experiential and project-based learning. Often, these experiences can be framed through a service learning component, which provides students an opportunity to partner with the local…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Learner Engagement, Service Learning, Learning Activities
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
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
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