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Felton, Randall G.; Allen, Rodney F. – Journal of Geography, 1987
This article shows how to convert expository textbook material into puzzling mysteries for students. The five-step instructional process is illustrated with two sample lessons. Includes student handouts. (JDH)
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Inquiry, Junior High Schools
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LaHart, David E.; Allen, Rodney F. – Journal of Geography, 1986
Presents three solar access dilemmas requiring student analysis and decision making in order to develop skills that are transferable and applicable real-life public policy issues of geography. Developed for seventh-grade world geography course but equally applicable at higher grade levels. (TRS)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Problem Solving
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Allen, Rodney F. – Journal of Geography, 1989
Contends that the gap between image and reality as contrasted between tourist brochures and the realities of a country can be used by teachers to create high interest or to encourage critical thinking skills in students. Outlines the process for teaching about a selected country utilizing travel brochures. (SLM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Geography Instruction
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Allen, Rodney F.; Molina, Laurie E. S. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Suggests the use of picture postcards as a vehicle for teaching geographic concepts. Describes the development of postcards. Discusses the use of postcards for thinking skill development, as a social historical record, and as a study of the images of the places represented on the cards. (DK)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction