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Powell, William E. – Journal of Geography, 1982
The most common igneous minerals and their diagnostic properties, which the author considers the most significant and pragmatic aspect of igneous geology for physical geography students, are discussed. The nature of igneous geology is also examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geology, Higher Education, Physical Geography
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Collins, Charles O.; Sawyer, Corinne Holt – Journal of Geography, 1984
Television is an important source of geographic perceptions held by college students. How the television series M*A*S*H can be used to help students learn regional geography is discussed. M*A*S*H uses regional imagery, place-name stereotyping, and regional personality characterization. (RM)
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Gould, Peter R. – Journal of Geography, 1983
A geographical exercise becomes more meaningful and more fun if we feel we can contribute to it in some way. Three map exercises that get college students to participate in a beginning human geography course are presented. (SR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Austin, Robert F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Having students make an everyday atlas, a collection of maps, generally of a small area, that illustrates features of particular local interest, is a good way to introduce them to the methods and materials of geography. How to make an atlas is discussed. Two examples are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Atlases, Cartography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Tuan, Yi-Fu – Journal of Geography, 1983
Orientation is a deeply felt human need that can be used to interest students in geography. It can develop spatial competence and introduce topics in social geography. (AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Libbee, Michael; Young, Dennis – Journal of Geography, 1983
Research suggests that good writers differ from poor writers. Teachers who develop prewriting exercises, emphasize multiple draft assignments, help the student think about revision, and evaluate the product can help undergraduates write and think more clearly. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Prewriting, Skill Development
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Hawkins, Michael L.; Larkins, A. Guy – Journal of Geography, 1983
A seven-lesson unit was developed to improve school map knowledge and practical map skills in primary children. The unit activities can also be modified for kindergarten children. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
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Branson, Margaret S. – Journal of Geography, 1983
People in the developing world worry about the shrinkage of forests and the scarcity of firewood. An international team of geographers assessed desertification and prepared a map. Students can analyze a simplified map and answer questions that will help them understand desertification. (AM)
Descriptors: Depleted Resources, Developing Nations, Fuel Consumption, Geography Instruction
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King, Chris – Journal of Geography, 1983
A transparent, three-dimensional island or hill on which contours have been drawn may be shown as a two-dimensional contoured map using an overhead projector. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geography Instruction, Maps, Overhead Projectors
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O'Brien, Arnold L. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Presents a dynamic diagram designed for use in introductory college geography and geology classes to illustrate the processes which form the earth's crust. (AM)
Descriptors: Diagrams, Geography Instruction, Geology, Higher Education
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Goff, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Describes how orientation maps can be incorporated into geographic slide lectures to keep students mindful of spatial relationships. (AM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Lecture Method, Maps
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Glenn, William H. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Secondary students can study time and the motions of the sun by plotting an analemma, a graphic representation of the declination of the sun and the equation of time for every day of the year. They can collect data by measuring a dowel stick's shadow in the noon sun. (KC)
Descriptors: Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Horology, Learning Activities
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Limbird, Arthur – Journal of Geography, 1982
Describes an introductory college level course in soil and vegetation which uses lecture, audiovisual tutorial, individualized instruction, field trips, films, and games. The course consists of three segments: basic concepts of soils, basic concepts of plants, and soil and vegetation concepts in a spatial context. (KC)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction
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Conolly, Geoff – Journal of Geography, 1982
The evolution of educational games during the 1960s and 1970s culminated in a renewed awareness of the nature and potential of games. Simulations and games are suitable for instruction in urban growth, environmental problems, and in decision making in general. (KC)
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Harper, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1982
To teach geography that is meaningful in general education--at the elementary, secondary, or college levels--an integrative approach which transmits understanding of the earth as a total system must be used. How to teach physical, cultural, economic, and regional geography in general courses is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, General Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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