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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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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2003
Geographic ethics are profoundly important if students are expected to be stewards of the earth and responsible citizens whose decisions about the environment will affect our planet's future. The proposed framework, founded in geography but applicable to other subject areas, guides students to moral decisions for the well-being of the planet and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Ethics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kirman, Joseph M.; Nyitrai, Lorna – Journal of Geography, 1998
Argues that Radarsat satellite images should be used in elementary classrooms to teach geography. Studies the abilities of children to interpret features of a Radarsat image. Shows that they can interpret major geographical features on the image but had problems finding Radarsat locations on road maps. (DSK)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education
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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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Kirman, Joseph M.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1988
Discusses the importance of integrating geography instruction across the curriculum so that geographic skills and knowledge are not relegated to one course. Examines process of linking geography with music, mathematics, science, language arts, and physical education to increase geographic knowledge. Offers additional ideas for integration in an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1986
Described is a map game for middle elementary grade students. The game has four objectives: (1) teaching geographical locations, (2) using map symbols, (3) applying the concept of scale, and (4) developing map-reading skills. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Geographic Location, Geography Instruction
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Kirman, Joseph M.; Goldberg, Jack – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses a study of sixth grade children's preferences regarding the portrayal of houses on maps. Reports that there were no significant differences between boys' and girls' preferences for the manner in which rooftops and streets were oriented. Concludes that apparent sex differences found previously may have been a result of the preferences of…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Grade 6
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Defines remote sensing as the examination of something without touching it. Generally, this refers to satellite and aerial photographic images. Discusses how this technology and resulting knowledge can be integrated into geography classes. Includes a sample unit using images. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Earth Science, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kirman, Joseph M.; Unsworth, Maria – Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents study results determining the abilities of sixth graders to work with digital data. Defines digital data as data that can be recorded, used, and stored as numbers. Explains that the research dealt with making and using a digital map. Concludes that sixth graders are capable of using digital data in geography classes. (DK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Kirman, Joseph M.; Jackson, Chris – Journal of Geography, 1993
Reports on a study of 22 sixth-grade students' ability to use a Landsat digital data computer program to gather information. Describes student characteristics and discusses the sequential steps of the research study. Concludes that, with user-friendly software, sixth-grade students can identify and use satellite digital data. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cartography, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Presents a classroom exercise entitled, "Latitude, Longitude, Spell It" designed to reinforce the concepts of latitude and longitude. Teachers divide the class into teams, provide them with a map and latitude-longitude coordinate cards, and ask them to record cities found within a given radius of each coordinate. Includes necessary…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Goldberg, Jack; Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Investigates two questions: (1) the sex-related differences in Landsat Mastery, road map reading, and map drawing among adolescents and (2) the relationship between spatial ability and mapping skills. Replicates significantly lower female performance on parts of the Landsat tasks. Concludes that spatial ability correlations with mapping are too…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Elementary Secondary Education