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Ingram, David R. – Journal of Geography, 1974
Two exercises are presented to show that changes in the size of urban populations invove the demographic processes of migration and natural change. Discussion of these exercises and the result provides a useful introduction to various aspects of urban growth and to the role and nature of models in studying urban processes. (JR)
Descriptors: Demography, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Learning Activities
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Johnson, Warren A. – Journal of Geography, 1974
Future studies used in geographic education, encourages students to think systematically about the future of the society and environment in which they live. Projects involving urban studies, technology, ecology and social change are examined. (JR)
Descriptors: Ecology, Futures (of Society), Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Allen, Rodney F. – Journal of Geography, 1974
Seventy-one activities are suggested for student participation in community environmental awareness as well as for projects involving student-in-put on community decision making on environmental issues. (JR)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Norwin, Jim – Journal of Geography, 1975
The interconnections between urban climates and human ecology are discussed, strengthening the notion that man is not yet free of environmental constraints, especially climatic ones. Student learning activities are suggested to allow students to become aware of this area of geography and its relation to environmental education. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Geography
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Holtgrieve, Donald G. – Journal of Geography, 1975
Environmental impact statements are informational documents representing a systematic study of long- and short-term relations between a proposed project and its environments (i.e. physical, social, economic, etc.), written for the layman, and easily adapted to the classroom for use in student research activities. (JR)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environmental Education, Geography
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Nelson, Robert F. – Journal of Geography, 1975
The use of analogy can be the most effective way of helping science students successfully formulate hypotheses and develop understandings of concepts. (JR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Correlation, Geography
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Harris, Lewis D. – Journal of Geography, 1975
The drawing of schematic maps from memory is a useful instructional technique for providing students with a conceptual mental framework of world geography. (DE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Prinzing, Vernon – Journal of Geography, 1975
A simulation game designed to increase knowledge of basic place location is described. Preparation, materials, and variations of the game are included in the description. (DE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Games, Geographic Location, Geography
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Marotz, Glen A. – Journal of Geography, 1975
This article describes typical urban-rural atmospheric differences, focuses on heat islands as an example of observable alternation-response effects, and briefly describes some simple exercises which are intended to illustrate the reason for such temperature differences. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Climate, Environmental Influences, Geography
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Gerlach, Russel L. – Journal of Geography, 1976
A classroom activity designed to explore local culture and community development by collecting, mapping, and analyzing migration patterns and ethnicity is described. (DE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Solomon, Les – Journal of Geography, 1976
This paper illustrates a method by which geography students can experience a process of inquiry and problem-solving by using data banks as a resource. Examples are given of open-ended and structured classroom utilization of a data bank for students to study the socioeconomic structure of Wichita, Kansas. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Human Geography
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Ferguson, Jack – Journal of Geography, 1976
Activities are suggested in which students can practice map skills by using road maps. Activities involve completing work sheets, reading mileage charts, and playing road rally games. Examples are provided. (ND)
Descriptors: Charts, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Gersmehl, Philip J.; Kammrath, William H. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Describes three college level simulations designed to help students understand geographic location. Presented for each simulation is an abstract map, a set of rules, geographic principles illustrated in the game, and explanation of how the game relates to a real-world situation. Rule simplification for use in grades 3-12 is discussed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location
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Anderson, Charlotte C.; Winston, Barbara J. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Describes instructional strategies for stimulating student awareness of their membership in global society. Included are learning objectives, required materials, sample letters to parents and community members, and explanations of 22 activities students might undertake in an inventory of global links in their home, school, and community.…
Descriptors: Community Study, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Painter, Richard A. – Journal of Geography, 1976
A learning experience is described for upper elementary or junior high students involving the manufacture, transportation, and marketing of a product for consumers. Steps are given and roles are assigned for students to convert raw material (paper) to a finished product (paper airplanes) and to sell it. (AV)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Consumer Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities
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