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Robinson, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2013
Growing up in Loretto, Tennessee, population 1,700, people called it "going to town" when they went to any city big enough to have a McDonald's, Walmart, or a movie theater. If someone is not from a small town, they may not know what type of economic activities a small town can support. Will the town have a police department? Will there…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Geography Instruction, Area Studies, Field Studies
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Schell, Emily M.; Mohan, Audrey; Roth, Kathleen J.; Barton, Keith C.; Bockenhauer, Mark H.; Bower, Bert; Gray, Paul T.; Hardwick, Susan W.; Johnson, Verneda E.; Lewis, Lydia J.; Ramirez, Dagoberto Eli; Rice, Gwenda; Rivet, Ann; Shouse, Andrew W.; Smith, Janet S. – Geography Teacher, 2013
Never before in human history has it been more important for a person to be geographically literate. But the unsettling reality is that many teachers and most students are not yet geographically literate. Currently, American students are not even provided opportunities to learn enough geography to understand the very basic aspects of the world in…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Geography, Professional Development, Geography Instruction
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Painter, Judith – Geography Teacher, 2012
This lesson plan is based on "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Characters in "The Hunger Games" form alliances both inside and outside the arena. Katniss and Gale form alliances within District 12. Katniss, Peeta, and the other tributes form alliances for a variety of reasons during the Games. An alliance means that "someone's got your back"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Secondary Education, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Kerski, Joseph – Geography Teacher, 2012
Last year, beginning on New Year's Day, as president of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), the author wrote one tweet every day beginning with "What is Geography? 1 of 365" and posted them to his Twitter page. His goals in the series were several. He sought to point out as organization president how the NCGE serves the geography…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Professional Associations, Presidents, Social Networks
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Keller, Kenneth H. – Geography Teacher, 2012
This lesson is designed as a lab assignment for Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography students wherein they use the popular Gapminder web site to compare levels of development in countries from different world regions. For this lesson, it is important for the teacher to practice with Gapminder before giving the assignment to students. (Contains…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Human Geography, Data, Correlation
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Hinde, Elizabeth R. – Geography Teacher, 2012
In the earliest days of American education, leaders in educational theory and practice believed that the curriculum should revolve around the child's lived experiences. Geography, therefore, should hold a prominent place in the curriculum since it is through geographic concepts that children first experience the world around them. Reading and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Young Children, Geographic Concepts
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Heffron, Susan Gallagher – Geography Teacher, 2012
"Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, Second Edition" ("GFL2") is the recently released update of the original edition published in 1994. The original edition of "Geography for Life" provided excellent guidance on geographic content for teachers, curriculum designers, publishers, and pre-service teachers as well as many other…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Academic Standards, Curriculum
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Foster, Ellen J. – Geography Teacher, 2012
Functional literacy is important in both English/language arts and geography. Using the "found poetry" strategy, students will summarize a piece of text, identify main ideas and find geographic connections. While using young adult literature is a great way to incorporate geography into English/language arts classroom, understanding of geography…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Adolescent Literature, Current Events, Language Arts
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Chernosky, Margaret Shaw – Geography Teacher, 2012
This article presents an activity that engages the student in the geographic inquiry process, the student acquires geographic data and analyzes geographic information to answer a geographic question. The question is: "Do students in my class have place name mastery of the 50 states?" The activity assesses students' geo-literacy and shows the…
Descriptors: Geography, Learner Engagement, Geography Instruction, Inquiry
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Garner, Jennifer – Geography Teacher, 2012
Teaching AP Human Geography to freshmen seems like a daunting task and while there are many arguments both for and against offering the course to freshmen, for many teachers it is reality. In this article, the author offers nine tips to help high school freshmen be successful in the course and on the AP exam.
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Freshmen
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Painter, Judith – Geography Teacher, 2012
This lesson plan is based on Suzanne Collins's book, "The Hunger Games." Katniss and Gale know about District 12 and the surrounding woods. Additionally, from television coverage, they know that there are twelve districts and the Capitol. District 13 used to exist until the rebellion. But where are these districts now that the geography…
Descriptors: United States History, Fiction, Adolescent Literature, Cartography
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Mitchell, Jerry T.; Collins, Larianne; Wise, Susan S.; Caughman, Monti – Geography Teacher, 2012
Though lasting less than 200 years, large-scale rice production in South Carolina and Georgia "probably represented the most significant utilization of the tidewater zone for crop agriculture ever attained in the United States." Rice is a specialty crop where successful cultivation relied heavily upon "adaptation" to nature via…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Agricultural Production, United States History
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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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Heffron, Susan Gallagher; Valmond, Kharra – Geography Teacher, 2011
Students are exposed to many different media reports about global climate change. Movies such as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Ice Age" are examples of instances when movie producers have sought to capture the attention of audiences by augmenting the challenges that climate change poses. Students may receive information from a wide range of media…
Descriptors: Audiences, Earth Science, Climate, Teaching Methods
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Fitzpatrick, Charlie – Geography Teacher, 2011
Everyone should be able to read, communicate their ideas, and work effectively with everyday numbers and scientific thinking. But many need a closer tie between book learning and the real world, a reason to dig deeper into facts and principles, the opportunity to relate subjects to what they know. Kids are natural explorers and integrators. The…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, Geography, Maps
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