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Larsen, Thomas B.; Millsaps, Lisa; Harrington, John A., Jr.; Lefferd, Rhonda – Geography Teacher, 2018
Teachers play a vital role in advancing LP research in geography, regardless of whether they teach geography on its own or integrate geography into other subjects (e.g., social studies, science, language arts). The goal of this work is to inform geography educators about LPs and how teachers factor into this endeavor. This article is intended to…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
Mitchell, Jerry T.; Hare, Phillip R. – Geography Teacher, 2018
The Advanced Placement┬« Human Geography (AP HG) course has shown tremendous growth since 2001, the first year students took the end-of-course exam. Slightly more than 3,000 students took the exam that year; the number exceeded 163,000 in 2015 (Lanegran and Zeigler 2016) and is expected to grow further still. The College Board describes the course…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Geography Instruction
Berndtson, Rachel; Makanyama, Lorraine – Geography Teacher, 2018
Online tools provide creative and exciting opportunities for accessible and student-centered learning in higher education. Online formats are also lauded for their ability to make higher education more student-centered. The research presented in this article was conducted at a large-enrollment public research university that supplements its mostly…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Geography Instruction, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods
Casey, J. Elizabeth; Pennington, Lisa K.; Gill, Puneet – Geography Teacher, 2018
It is important that preservice educators have an awareness of geography, including city, county, state, and the broader globe. Ensuring that preservice educators are aware of new technologies to promote K-12 students' knowledge of geography is important. K-12 students can benefit by gaining 21st-century skills using problem solving, critical…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Geography Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Task Analysis
Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2018
This 45 minute inquiry lesson can be used for a high school world geography or AP Human Geography course when the class discusses various issues regarding world energy resources. The lesson focuses on two particular issues: fossil fuel dependency and the growing energy demand. Students will examine the geographic distribution of current energy…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Geographic Information Systems, Inquiry, Energy 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)
Grubbs, Melanie R. – Geography Teacher, 2018
It is difficult for students who are just being introduced to major geographical concepts to understand how relatively free countries like India or Mali can have such high levels of human rights abuses as child brides, dowry deaths, and domestic violence. Textbooks explain it and video clips show examples, but it still seems surreal to teenagers…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Womens Studies, Empowerment, Global Approach
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
Mohan, Audrey – Geography Teacher, 2018
The purpose of this 2-3 day lesson is to introduce students in Grades 2-4 to the idea that people move around the world for a variety of reasons. In this activity, students explore why people move through class discussion, a guided reading, and interviews. The teacher elicits student ideas using the compelling question (Dimension 1 of the C3…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Elementary Education, Human Geography, Migration
Webster, Megan – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainable agriculture practices are increasingly being used by farmers to maintain soil quality, increase biodiversity, and promote production of food that is environmentally safe. There are several types of sustainable agriculture practices such as organic farming, crop rotation, and aquaculture. This lesson plan focuses on the sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Farm Management
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
Mitchell, Jerry; Collins, Larianne – Geography Teacher, 2018
Much of what makes geography exciting and relevant is the fact that the "field" surrounds us: Our homes, neighborhoods, cities, states, and world each provide spaces, places, and landscapes to read and analyze. The space around us offers a multitude of opportunities to "do" geography. Fieldwork is arguably a cornerstone of the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Introductory Courses, Study Abroad, Course Descriptions
Strait, John B.; Fujimoto-Strait, Ava R. – Geography Teacher, 2017
The intent of this paper was to outline a field endeavor that encourages increased insight into important geographic themes pertaining to the Big Island of Hawai'i. Student participants in this field course come away with an enhanced comprehension and appreciation of the benefits associated with learning to incorporate geographical perspectives as…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Educational Benefits, Teaching Methods, Climate
Kerski, Joseph J. – Geography Teacher, 2017
Teaching about economics and business has a long tradition in geography. Planning the optimal site for a business or service in a community; examining the demographics and behavior of a certain target market; studying supply chain management to build a specific product such as a mobile phone or a piece of furniture; and examining median income by…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Geography, Business, Geographic Information Systems
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