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Madsen, Kenneth D. – Journal of Geography, 2014
Fictional film provides an opportunity to breathe life into the application of academic concepts by capturing the attention and imagination of students. Using the 2009 hit movie "Avatar", it is argued that popular fiction has the potential to help students grasp the dynamics of imperial/indigenous relationships in part because it removes…
Descriptors: Films, Fiction, Teaching Methods, Geography
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Conover, Georgia Davis; Miller, Jacob C. – Journal of Geography, 2014
Designed as a hybrid undergraduate class that includes online exercises and in-class discussion, Places in the Media helps students better understand the spatial politics of media that help structure our everyday lives. The article is meant as a do-it-yourself guide for instructors interested in building a course like Places in the Media. As such,…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, College Faculty, Undergraduate Study
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Walsh, Megan K. – Journal of Geography, 2014
Field-based undergraduate geography courses provide numerous pedagogical benefits including an opportunity for students to acquire employable skills in an applied context. This article presents one unique approach to teaching geographic field methods using paleoecological research. The goals of this course are to teach students key geographic…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Hauf, James E. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Teaching world cultures in the middle-level geography classroom presents challenges both because of the complexity of culture and because of the characteristics of students of this age. One effective way to teach about a culture is through the use of cultural artifacts. This article discusses how to collect and use cultural artifacts in the…
Descriptors: Museums, Cultural Awareness, Inferences, Teaching Methods
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Sawyer, Carol F.; Butler, David R.; Curtis, Mary – Journal of Geography, 2010
Environmental change is ideally taught through field observations; however, leaving the classroom is often unrealistic due to financial and logistical constraints. The Internet offers several feasible alternatives using webcams that instructors can use to illustrate a variety of geographic examples and exercises for students. This article explores…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Physical Environment, Classroom Techniques, Technology Uses in Education
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Strait, John B. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Music is not often utilized in teaching geography, despite the fact that many scholars orient their research around analyzing both the historical and spatial dimensions of musical expression. This article reports on the use of a teaching module that utilizes blues culture as a lens to understand the geographical history of the United States. The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Music, African American Culture
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Sekeres, Diane Carver; Gregg, Madeleine – Journal of Geography, 2008
This article examines the ways in which the poetry strand of literacy instruction can help teachers infuse geography into the elementary classroom. Teachers can use poems to target important aspects of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. When the poems contain substantive geography…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Geography, Phonemic Awareness, Literacy Education
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Aesthetics, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
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Paradis, Thomas W.; Dexter, Leland R. – Journal of Geography, 2007
Undergraduate geography field courses are relatively rare at American universities, though they can exemplify well the fundamental tenets of learner-centered education. This article reports on an intensive three-week field analysis course taught at Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff, within the Department of Geography, Planning, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Geography, Field Experience Programs, Distance Education
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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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Chiodo, John J. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Presents the results of a study contrasting conventional instruction with protocol lessons (a sequence of lessons based on developmental stages of learning with each lesson building on the previous one) concerning sketch maps. The students taught with the protocol lessons showed significant improvement over the other group. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style, Developmental Stages
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Linn, Sophia Emmanouilides – Journal of Geography, 1997
Summarizes a two-week experiment where seventh graders researched and produced map products using both traditional and computer-assisted techniques. Quantitative results showed little difference in learning content between the groups but qualitative results suggested that students prefer the computers. Includes graphical analysis and tabular data.…
Descriptors: Cartography, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Describes an educational game that is designed to review and reinforce elementary map and compass skills and help children to use maps to plot routes to specific locations in urban areas. The game is based on a tag procedure and can be used with almost any large-scale street map. (MJP)
Descriptors: Community, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Gersmehl, Philip J. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses the proper use of themes in teaching. Examines the five themes of geography: location, place, interaction, movement, and region. Presents counterpoints demonstrating the value of analogies as a less direct way of introducing a theme. Argues that teaching is an art and a craft requiring diplomacy and creativity. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Bednarz, Sarah W. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Learning place geography is an important part of school geography. Reports on research findings addressing effective ways to teach place geography. Finds that research indicates significant differences between mnemonic and non-mnemonic treatment groups. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location
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