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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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Gregg, Madeleine; Sekers, Diane Carver – Journal of Geography, 2006
Geography learning places a high demand on children's vocabulary development because they know so few words useful for analyzing geographic phenomena and processes. Research shows that multiple experiences with new words are needed if children are to use them fluently in conversation, reading, and writing. This paper describes a variety of …
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Geography Instruction, Literacy, Vocabulary Development
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Gregg, Madeleine – Journal of Geography, 1997
Reports on a study where pairs of students in the fifth and seventh grades generated and answered questions based on maps. Results indicated that students most often generated three types of questions: (1) symbol reading, (2) inferring latitude and longitude, and (3) interpreting scale. Analyzes these questions in regard to cognitive processes.…
Descriptors: Cartography, Cognitive Processes, Content Analysis, Geography
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Gregg, Madeleine – Journal of Geography, 1997
Outlines a variety of activities using each of Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences to teach map reading skills. The Multiple Intelligences are logical/mathematical, linguistic, musical, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Includes multiple activities for teaching six key ideas and four skills. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cartography, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Geography
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Gregg, Madeleine; Leinhardt, Gaea – Journal of Geography, 1993
Reports on a study of the geographic content in 44 secondary school U.S. and European Advanced Placement history lessons. States that 75% of 550 references to geographic content were categorized as "passing references," not "substantive references." Concludes that core geographic concepts that enable students to understand and…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Gregg, Madeleine; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Describes a new five-semester program that provides preservice teachers with both knowledge and skills for using strategies and teaching methods associated with general and special education. Discusses the goal and strategies of the Multiple Abilities Program in relationship to geography preservice teacher education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Differences, Educational Change, Educational Improvement