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Battersby, Sarah E.; Golledge, Reginald G.; Marsh, Meredith J. – Journal of Geography, 2006
In this paper, the authors evaluate map overlay, a concept central to geospatial thinking, to determine how it is naively and technically understood, as well as to identify when it is leaner innately. The evaluation is supported by results from studies at three grade levels to show the progression of incidentally learned geospatial knowledge as…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Learning Processes
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de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Instructors at all levels can draw on a large number of geography software programs for use on microcomputers. This annotated listing describes some of these software programs. (RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Saveland, Robert N. – Journal of Geography, 1978
Suggests that small-scale mapping activities can be used in geography courses to help students understand geographic concepts such as latitude, longitude, situation, relative location, and national boundaries. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
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Benson, John S. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Describes a lesson plan to develop the students' mental mapping skills that was used with preservice elementary teachers in a social studies methods course. Students deduce the location of a particular Centerville among the 38 throughout the United States. The lesson can be used with fourth grade students and above. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Fitzpatrick, Charlie – Journal of Geography, 1990
Examines how geography is particularly well suited to classroom uses of computers. Discusses available geography software in three categories: database, exploratory, and simulation, linking programs to the skills they develop. Provides a list of catalogs and geographic computer programs that teachers may find helpful. (DB)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation
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Kirman, Joseph M.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1988
Discusses the importance of integrating geography instruction across the curriculum so that geographic skills and knowledge are not relegated to one course. Examines process of linking geography with music, mathematics, science, language arts, and physical education to increase geographic knowledge. Offers additional ideas for integration in an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Demko, George J. – Journal of Geography, 1986
Provides concrete ideas for increasing the interest level of elementary and secondary students in geography. States that instruction must begin with the personal interests of students, and recommends such activities as using maps to trace the "geogeneology" of students, the origins of rock groups, athletic competitions, and natural disasters. (JDH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Instructional Improvement
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Lyman, Lawrence; Foyle, Harvey – Journal of Geography, 1991
Discusses cooperative learning as a means of teaching geography. Urges production of a positive classroom climate by using group builders and cooperative projects. Suggests projects involving maps, community study, and bulletin boards. Argues that students in cooperative learning become more involved in the subject and more motivated to learn…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Community Study, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Walker, Dan – Journal of Geography, 1996
Presents a model for structuring writing in the geography class with a focus on using maps to prompt writing that will promote student interaction with geographic concepts. Delineates four components of successful writing as fluency, flexibility, frequency, and formality. Includes suggestions for geographic writing activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Bednarz, Robert S.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Contends that the introduction of the Five Themes of Geography has revitalized geography in the K-12 curriculum. Argues that physical geography is left out of the "Movement" theme. Presents a set of physical geography ideas to help teachers implement the theme. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction
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Brunt, Barry M. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that regional geography is undergoing important changes in its method of study to achieve a greater degree of relevancy in the context of a global system. Presents Western Europe as a case study to reflect this new approach. Includes 11 maps illustrating 6 generalizations applied to regional patterns. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, European History, Foreign Countries
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Sandmeier, Kay; Greeson, Linda – Journal of Geography, 1990
Outlines learning activities for applying geography's five fundamental themes to studying Antarctica and points out the learning potential, for studying the economic, historical, and political geography of the continent. Groups activities for grades K-5, 6-8, and 8-12. Stresses cooperative learning in general, and includes a role play activity for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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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
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Cross, John A. – Journal of Geography, 1988
Emphasizes the use of geophysical hazard maps and illustrates how they can be used in the classroom from kindergarten to college level. Depicts ways that hazard maps of floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, and multi-hazards can be integrated into classroom instruction. Tells how maps may be obtained. (SLM)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Earthquakes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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