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Hergan, Irena – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article presents the results of research on how ten-year-old children in an unfamiliar environment perceive the surroundings of the route during their wayfinding when they focus on the task of successfully orienting themselves with two different sources of cartographic support: a mobile navigator and a paper map. The results show that the…
Descriptors: Cartography, Maps, Geographic Location, Navigation
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Walk, Fred H.; Bettis, Norman C. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Describes a lesson plan for use in physical geography, earth science, and social studies classes. Suggests that students will find the problem solving approach interesting and will use knowledge of earth-sun relationships, absolute location, and place. Includes objectives, two days of learning activities, evaluations, resources, and an activity…
Descriptors: Atlases, Cartography, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Harnapp, Vern; King, Debbie – Journal of Geography, 1991
Presents instructions for a class project to produce a raised relief map. Reports that students will learn to interpret elevations from contour lines, interpret map symbolization, realize that the area represented is a real area, and redefine the meaning of a map scale. Includes a list of materials needed and details of construction. (DK)
Descriptors: Cartography, Cooperative Learning, Geographic Location, Geography Instruction
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Richason, Benjamin F., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Columbus sighted Jamaica during his second voyage and was marooned there for more than a year during his fourth. The succession of early maps of Jamaica betrays its slow development and its unimportance to early colonizers. Modern tourism is the elusive "gold" which the Spanish fortune hunters did not find. (CS)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cartography, Colonialism, Foreign Countries
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Anderson, Jeremy – Journal of Geography, 1985
These learning activities involve secondary geography students in making a turf map, using map grids, solving problems dealing with map scale, and making a map scale. Complete teacher instructions are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Cartography, Geographic Location, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
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Rittschof, Kent A.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1996
Maintains that region familiarity is an important prerequisite in the instructional use of cartograms. Cartograms are value-by-area maps that increase or decrease areas in order to illustrate various data (e.g. book reading in the western United States). Discusses necessary cognitive processes for the visualization of data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cartography, Cognitive Structures, Cues, Encoding (Psychology)
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Heatwole, Charles – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that a common component of geography courses is to show how a globe is an accurate representation of the earth whereas flat maps give a distorted view. Presents a case study and lesson plan in which the Muslim practice of praying while facing Mecca is used to illustrate this idea. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Class Activities, Course Content, Educational Strategies
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Paul, Bimal Kanti – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that writing a critical atlas review is often a requirement for cartography courses because it forces students to think analytically about cartographic presentation and theory. Presents a choropleth map review exercise that can be used as an alternative to the atlas review or as an independent instructional activity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Course Content, Educational Strategies, Geographic Concepts
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Hull, Suzanne – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that travelers' diaries are excellent primary sources that can be used to teach geography. Maintains that state historical societies and local archives are good sources for these documents. Includes lengthy excerpts from two diaries and a student worksheet. (CFR)
Descriptors: Archives, Cartography, Diaries, Geographic Concepts
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Trifonoff, Karen M. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that cartographic research has long suggested that preschool and early elementary students possess advanced mapping behaviors. Reports on a study of the thematic mapping abilities of 74 second-grade students. Finds that the map tasks were appropriate for this age level and provides four recommendations for classroom instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aptitude, Cartography, Cognitive Processes
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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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Maguire, David J. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1989
Evaluates the educational potential of the Domesday Interactive Videodisc System, which contains a massive data collection about many aspects of Great Britain and British life. Reviews the technology of the Domesday System and describes its functionality. Two case studies detail how the Domesday System may be used in teaching British geography.…
Descriptors: Cartography, Computer Assisted Instruction, Databases, Foreign Countries
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Carter, David J. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1986
Reviews the content of 19 films on remote sensing published between 1973 and 1980. Concludes that they are overly simplistic, notably outdated, and generally too optimistic about the potential of remote sensing from space for resource exploration and environmental problem-solving. Provides names and addresses of more current remote sensing…
Descriptors: Cartography, Documentaries, Film Criticism, Geographic Location