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Smiley, Sarah L. – Journal of Geography, 2017
The reality show "The Amazing Race" serves as a useful text for the cultural geography classroom. As competitors travel the world, they complete challenging tasks designed to be both educational and entertaining. Audiences see actual images from destinations around the world and learn about the unique cultures of these places. They also…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Programming (Broadcast), Television
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Moore, Niamh; Fournier, Eric J.; Hardwick, Susan W.; Healey, Mick; MacLachlan, John; Seemann, Jorn – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2011
Learning is a developmental journey, and geography curriculum plays a key role in supporting student progression. In this article, we argue that the concept of "self-authorship" is a useful guiding principle in supporting curriculum revision and reform. A series of international case studies illustrate how self-authorship can be enacted…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Curriculum Development, Geography, Case Studies
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Nation, Marcia L. – Journal of Geography, 2008
Project-based learning is a pedagogy that involves students in applying and developing theories, skills, and techniques to solve real world problems. Three faculty members used project-based learning to involve graduate students in an interdisciplinary seminar on sustainable development in Appalachian Ohio, which was convened under the auspices of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Projects, Interdisciplinary Approach, Active Learning
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Sinton, Diana Stuart; Huber, William A. – Journal of Geography, 2007
Ethnic music is a strong indicator of cultural identity. Central and Eastern European ethnic groups have historically been associated with folk music traditions, such as polka, and radio broadcasting patterns in the United States reflect continued demand for and support of this music. Data from the 2000 Census was used to generate maps of the…
Descriptors: Music, Folk Culture, Polish Americans, Ethnic Groups
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McChesney, Ron; McSweeney, Kendra – Journal of Geography, 2005
Given some limitations of satellite imagery for the study of land cover change, we draw attention here to a robust and often overlooked data source for use in student research: USGS topographic maps. Topographic maps offer an inexpensive, rapid, and accessible means for students to analyze land cover change over large areas. We demonstrate our…
Descriptors: Student Research, Topography, Maps, Mining
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Kenreich, Todd W. – Journal of Geography, 2004
After more than a decade of funding from the "National Geographic Society," questions have increasingly been raised about the effectiveness of geographic alliances as vehicles for professional development in geographic education. This study explores the impact of participation in a summer institute on teacher beliefs and practices in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Classroom Techniques
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Wije, Chand – Journal of Geography, 1992
Describes how a water atlas can be used as a tool in conservation courses. Presents a three stage approach to a classroom exercise. Includes textbook study of a significance of water as a resource, student preparation of a list of local and state of Ohio environmental issues, and collection or creation of maps to create an atlas. (DK)
Descriptors: Atlases, Class Activities, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education
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Carlson, Alvar W. – Journal of Geography, 1976
This study analyzes the development of the need for migrant laborers in northwestern Ohio, their continual use, the composition of the labor force, and the national travel patterns of migrant laborers who work in the region. (Author)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Agricultural Production, Farm Labor, Human Geography
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Noble, Allen G. – Journal of Geography, 1975
The regional differences in 19th century Ohio house designs are analyzed and labeled. (DE)
Descriptors: American Culture, Architectural Character, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Bergen, John V. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Reviews a selection of atlases and other books containing maps of Ohio. Sources for nineteenth century maps and surveys and modern thematic maps of the state are discussed. (AM)
Descriptors: Atlases, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Maps