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Hauselt, Peggy; Helzer, Jennifer – Journal of Geography, 2012
One of the primary missions of our university is to train future primary and secondary teachers. Geospatial sciences, including GIS, have long been excluded from teacher education curriculum. This article explains the curriculum revisions undertaken to increase the geospatial technology education of future teachers. A general education class…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Muehrcke, Phillip – Journal of Geography, 1978
Discusses shortcomings of conventional maps and examines how to transform map geography to provide more functional cartographic illustrations. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cartography, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Lonsdale, Richard E.; Archer, J. Clark – Journal of Geography, 1998
Examines the geography of population loss in certain regions of the United States based on 1990-95 census data and presents color maps showing county-level patterns of population change. Correlates population changes with social and economic variables, examines common characteristics of losing counties, and profiles major population-losing areas.…
Descriptors: Cartography, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns
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Hayes, David A. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Recommends the use of freehand maps to teach geographic concepts. Argues that they can be used to highlight selected information. Contends that the technique can be used effectively by students and teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Freehand Drawing
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Seiter, David M. – Journal of Geography, 1988
Provides educational resources from ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) to help teachers find the material to teach the five themes of geography. An annotated bibliography of seven ERIC documents on geographic location is provided. (LS)
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts