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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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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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Metz, Howard M. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Discusses sketch maps that are free-hand maps drawn from memory that help to organize spatial information. Demonstrates how teachers can use sketch map activities in their classrooms and provides examples of students' maps that illustrate progressive levels of learning world place location. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies)
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Wise, Naomi; Kon, Jane Heckley – Journal of Geography, 1990
Maintains that comparison of students' sketch maps at the beginning and end of the year can provide information on how student's representations of the world changes. Describes a study from the California International Studies Project (CISP) that provides an easy method for sorting and summarizing sketch map data. Illustrates the method with…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Geography Instruction
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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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Goldberg, Jack; Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Investigates two questions: (1) the sex-related differences in Landsat Mastery, road map reading, and map drawing among adolescents and (2) the relationship between spatial ability and mapping skills. Replicates significantly lower female performance on parts of the Landsat tasks. Concludes that spatial ability correlations with mapping are too…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Elementary Secondary Education