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Phil Gersmehl – Geography Teacher, 2024
The focus in this article is on the usefulness of spatial sequencing as a tactic for interpreting a map and organizing our memory of it. This skill is useful whenever some condition varies in a systematic way with distance. When students are asked whether they see a pattern on a map of a topic like wildfires or terrorist activity, some students…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Maps, Map Skills
Rossiter, Kalyn M. – Geography Teacher, 2022
The field of geography especially lends itself to fieldwork, getting students out of the classrooms and into the real world. Furthermore, studies have shown that when traditional lecture style is replaced at least in part with approaches that incorporate active learning, students earn higher examination grades and have a greater chance of passing…
Descriptors: Maps, Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction
Borders, Stephen – Geography Teacher, 2022
Health inequality continues to be a persistent and pernicious problem throughout much of the United States. Utilizing publicly available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the author details how undergraduate public health and health administration students analyzed health inequities at the census tract level in South…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Public Health, Data, Undergraduate Students
Tokosh, Joseph – Geography Teacher, 2022
Using geographic information systems (GIS), spatial data, and web mapping tools to enrich teaching and learning in geography courses is an effective way to integrate critical thinking and spatial analysis into the classroom (or virtual classroom). This lesson describes mapping song lyrics through ArcGIS Online. It explores how students analyze and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Singing, Maps
Larsen, Thomas Barclay; Solem, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2022
The Powerful Geography approach entails strengthening the relationship among curricula, student aspirations and motivations, and applications and practices of geographers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. As a practical response to the GeoCapabilities project's vision of future geography curricula based on conceptions of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education), Career Choice
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
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
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2021
Connecting just four components that compose modern geographic information systems (GIS)--field surveys, dashboards, interactive maps, and story maps--can help foster spatial thinking, critical thinking, and rigorous use of GIS tools and data. The guidelines in this article walk an educator through the creation of a survey in Survey123, mapping…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Spatial Ability, Geographic Information Systems, Critical Thinking
Pearcy, Mark – Geography Teacher, 2020
Geography, as a social studies discipline, can be a powerful tool for students to explore how their social and political worlds have been built. In this sense, the discipline can be an affirmational, positive inquiry into how humans organize in and around spaces to form communities. It can also, however, be used to explore how discriminatory…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Racial Discrimination, Neighborhoods, Racial Segregation
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
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
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
Schnitzler, Carly – Geography Teacher, 2020
This lesson plan positions students as part of a group of four to six, tasked with creating publicly accessible resources that tell the human stories of climate change. Groups are asked to create an ArcGIS Story Map combining natural scientific research on climate change (CO2 emissions, sea level rise, species extinction, etc.) with social…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Maps
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
Gilbert, Brianne; Dunsker, Max – Geography Teacher, 2020
While provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 continue to guarantee equal voting rights (Dreiband 2017), a fundamental question remains: To what extent do all voters share an equitable experience at the polls? Anecdotally, not everyone has equal access, yet where do these differences exist spatially, are there trends, and how can…
Descriptors: Voting, Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation, Maps
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