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DeChano, Lisa M.; Shelley, Fred M. – Journal of Geography, 2004
This paper illustrates how sports can be used to teach geographic concepts, using illustrative examples from the Kansas City area. Given the global popularity of sport and its impacts and links to environment, economy, and culture, it is surprising that more attention has not been paid to sport as a vehicle for the conceptualization and teaching…
Descriptors: Athletics, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geographic Concepts
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Shelley, Fred M.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1984
Analyzed are two county level maps showing support for George Wallace's and John Anderson's quests for the presidency in 1968 and 1980 respectively. The maps can be used in courses on the regional geography of American politics. (RM)
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Hardwick, Susan W.; Bean, Lydia L.; Alexander, Kathy A.; Shelley, Fred M. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Summarizes a pilot study that compared performance in geography with gender in which students were surveyed in two introductory geography classes at Southwest Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas). Indicates that the relationship between gender and geographic learning is more complex than originally believed. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Gender Issues, Geography
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Shelley, Fred M.; Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Outlines the population, settlement, and ethnic geographies of the South from colonial times to the present. Speculates on what will affect the future population dynamics of the South in the twenty-first century. Focuses on, in particular, retirees, university communities, religious controversies, and racial tensions and relations. Provides useful…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Futures (of Society), Geography
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Solomon, Barry D.; Shelley, Fred M. – Journal of Geography, 1988
Provides an inventory of international radioactive waste-management policies and repository siting decisions for North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This discussion stresses the important role of demographic, geologic, and political factors in siting decisions. (Author/BSR)
Descriptors: Geography, Hazardous Materials, Higher Education, Nuclear Energy