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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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Alibrandi, Marsha – Geography Teacher, 2011
Peru's prehistory, climate, and terrain are the landscape upon which one of humankind's longest migrations occurred. When the glacial period ended, a geographic and cultural transition began when the meltwaters carved river valleys across the South American continent. Culture-rich communities of fishers, miners, artisans, and morticians populated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, American Indians, Geography, Migration
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Bock, Judith K. – Geography Teacher, 2011
The Arctic sea ice has not since melted to the 2007 extent, but annual summer melt extents do continue to be less than the decadal average. Climate fluctuations are well documented by geologic records. Averages are usually based on a minimum of 10 years of averaged data. It is typical for fluctuations to occur from year to year and season to…
Descriptors: Climate, Geographic Information Systems, Environment, Weather
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Arntzen, Betsy; Sotherden, Amy – Geography Teacher, 2011
Canadian geography is a fascinating topic, particularly the Canadian North. The North is central to Canadian identity as can be seen by the choice of the far north "inukshuk" standing stones as the emblem for the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, southern British Columbia. Canada's Arctic is receiving increasing attention by media,…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Eskimos, Geography, Foreign Countries
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Andersen, Doug – Geography Teacher, 2011
Many geography and technology educators have been attracted to geospatial technologies because of the potential to help students develop and demonstrate spatial and higher order thinking skills, only to be frustrated with implementation at the school level. Even when teachers have overcome the technical hurdles of hardware, software, and data,…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Service Learning, Educational Technology
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DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil – Geography Teacher, 2011
The identity of geography as a discipline since the nineteenth-century naissance of contemporary academia, if not before, has been often disputed. In higher education, geography is often part of the geosciences, often located in a geography, geology, earth science, and environmental science department or departments. In the world of education…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Higher Education
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Sawyer, Christian – Geography Teacher, 2010
One of the author's most challenging and rewarding features in teaching AP Human Geography to high school-age thinkers is helping his students forge connections among the terms and concepts covered--"to see the connections among the dots." Too often, he finds his students first approach learning through the "memorize and regurgitate"…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lewis, Lydia – Geography Teacher, 2010
Data Day, an event that is the culmination of a multiple-week unit, is the perfect opportunity to work across disciplines and, in particular, aligns beautifully with skills and objectives geography teachers work on with their students. Bruce Jones at The Blake School in Hopkins, Minnesota, was the originator of Data Day. Jones described the…
Descriptors: Video Games, Scientific Methodology, Geography, Science Teachers
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Smalley, Elizabeth – Geography Teacher, 2010
How can teachers encourage their geography students to make sense of big numbers? The key math skills geography students need to apply are ones they learned long ago in fifth grade: estimation and place value. However, in order to recognize the size of a city, or strength of a country's per capita income, or value of a birth rate, they need…
Descriptors: Geography, Birth Rate, Number Concepts, Mathematics Skills
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Jo, Injeong; Bednarz, Sarah; Metoyer, Sandra – Geography Teacher, 2010
One measure of the impact of a new idea in geography education is how well it is incorporated into teachers' everyday practice. "Spatial thinking" is not really a new idea in geography education; spatial analysis has long been one of its core traditions, but the use of the term is novel and only beginning to be widely used. By spatial thinking the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Classification, Spatial Ability
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Delahunty, Tina – Geography Teacher, 2010
The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Orchard Bog site in Shady Valley, Tennessee, is a unique Appalachian mountain bog that provides many opportunities for student exploration. A biogeographer, a field technician, two biologists, and a historian combined their expertise to teach 100 fourth graders how historians and scientists learn about past…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Ecology, Grade 4, Historians
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Helmer, Joel W.; Bloch, Nick – Geography Teacher, 2010
Over the last decade blog (a contraction of "web log") has crept into the national lexicon and culture, transforming the way people communicate. Although exact numbers are difficult to gather, the Web site "Technorati" is tracking more than 112.8 million blogs. Rarely far removed from technology; cell phones, iPods, Facebook…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Video Games
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Salter, Cathy – Geography Teacher, 2010
This article discusses what's cooking in America's schoolyard gardens. From First Lady Michelle Obama's world-famous Kitchen Garden, to Alice Waters' groundbreaking Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California, to a nationally recognized elementary school learning garden in the small Midwestern town of Ashland, Missouri, school children are planting…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition, Child Health, Health Promotion
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