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Butzow, Dean – Geography Teacher, 2019
The author assigned their students to keep a weekly cloud journal. Each week, for seven weeks, students were required to take a picture of a cloud, identify the location and name, and give the scientific definition of the cloud. The author added a Sense of Place Inventory to each weekly entry. Using the GeoCamp Iceland Field Guide as an example,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes, Geographic Location
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
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
Lohrengel, C. Frederick, II.; Larson, Paul R. – Geography Teacher, 2017
National Geography Standard 1 requires that students learn:"How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information" (Heffron and Downs 2012). These concepts have real-world applicability. For example, elevation contour maps are common in many…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Map Skills, Physical Geography
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
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Krahenbuhl, Kevin – Geography Teacher, 2014
This article discusses a field-based study conducted at a small university in southeastern South Dakota in the spring of 2013 during a course in geography for elementary teachers. The course was designed to review and go into depth with college-level content including both human and physical fields of geography. Additionally, it integrates…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, Human Geography, Field Experience Programs
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DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil – Geography Teacher, 2012
In this study done at a community college in South Florida, the achievements of students who spoke English as their second language who had attended their K-12 education outside the United States in their home countries, in a U.S. college course on world geography are compared with the achievements of students in the same classes who spoke English…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Cartography, Elementary Secondary Education, World Geography
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Geography Teacher, 2008
"The Geography Teacher" provides hands-on reference and educative material for K-12 Geography teachers. The journal also pioneers innovative ideas for contemporary teaching methods, including lesson plans. This issue contains the following: (1) Ask Dr. de Blij (Harm de Blij); (2) Geography: Is it a Boy's Subject? (Lisa Smitreski); (3) A…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Human Geography, Recreational Facilities, Statistics