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Katrina Stack; Derek H. Alderman – Geography Teacher, 2024
The background and resources presented in this article support teaching about two Tent/Freedom Cities--in Fayette County, Tennessee, and in Lowndes County, Alabama--that were built as a form of civil rights resistance and for housing Black sharecroppers and tenant farmers evicted by oppressive white landlords for marching, attending mass…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Activism, African Americans, African American History
Kirby, Andrew – Geography Teacher, 2023
This paper will focus on how communities can respond to the impacts of a more dangerous world but will emphasize that there exist powerful barriers to climate change adaptation (CCA). This article explores why there are so many barriers to change and offers a simple mnemonic to organize the argument--A.D.A.P.T. The A.D.A.P.T. framework shows that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Climate, Adjustment (to Environment), Barriers
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
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
Solem, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2022
When the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program releases its reports on student achievement in various subjects, the data are added to the NAEP Data Explorer (NDE) website. The NDE has been shown to support reflective educational practices in the social studies. Working with assessment data can stimulate ideas for how teachers…
Descriptors: Geography, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests, Social Studies
McKenzie, Paul; Cook, Sally; Roulston, Stephen – Geography Teacher, 2022
A geographic information system (GIS) can be defined as a computer-based system that enables the collection, management, analysis, visualization, and sharing of spatial data. As this technology is a fundamental and fast-growing part of the global economy, there is a growing global demand for a skilled workforce that can use it to address an array…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Barriers, Undergraduate Students
Rees, Amanda; Harwood, Marlena; Praley, Maggie; Wee, Bryan; Duster, Thomas – Geography Teacher, 2022
Space is the product of spatial and social relations (Massey 2005). Educators are constantly moving in and out of physical or virtual spaces in classrooms. In geography education particularly, space is integral to teaching and learning. For example, students situate spatial knowledge within social contexts to make sense of geographical concepts…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Geography, Electronic Learning
Ashari, Arif; Saputro, Eko P. N.; Jamaludin, Syarif – Geography Teacher, 2022
This paper offers alternative information about challenges faced by geography teachers in implementing online learning during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in Indonesia. This paper is based on the experiences of teachers from various regions in Indonesia. First, the authors describe how online teaching and learning are performed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
Hungerford, Hilary B.; Thackeray, Susan L.; Smith, Anna-Lise – Geography Teacher, 2021
Public art installations are part of university campuses across the United States, and these installations can be useful in teaching important geographic concepts, skills, and geovisualization techniques. Using public on-campus art resources in geography classes can both enhance student learning of important geography content, themes, and…
Descriptors: Campuses, Introductory Courses, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods
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
Minor, Jesse; McCourt, Matt – Geography Teacher, 2021
Field trips, field courses, and other forms of field-based pedagogy have a long and storied history in geography and are frequently described as essential components of geographic education at the college, secondary, and primary levels. A recent and expanding literature on best practices for field-based geographical education provides instructors…
Descriptors: Role, Assignments, Learner Engagement, Geography Instruction
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
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
Brazer, Susan E.; de Socio, Mark – Geography Teacher, 2021
This article presents a technique for interweaving information literacy (IL) into a pre-existing assignment of an introductory general education human geography course. The course, titled Geography of Sport, represents a unique opportunity to introduce students to contemporary methods of geographical study and analysis through a range of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Geography Instruction, Team Sports, Teaching Methods
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