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Hergan, Irena – Journal of Geography, 2018
This article presents the results of research on how ten-year-old children in an unfamiliar environment perceive the surroundings of the route during their wayfinding when they focus on the task of successfully orienting themselves with two different sources of cartographic support: a mobile navigator and a paper map. The results show that the…
Descriptors: Cartography, Maps, Geographic Location, Navigation
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Oldakowski, Ray; Johnson, Ashley – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study examines the effectiveness of integrating geography into existing math and science curriculum to teach climate change and sea level rise. The desired outcome is to improve student performance in all three subjects. A sample of 120 fifth graders from three schools were taught the integrated curriculum over a period of two to three weeks.…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Climate, Integrated Activities, Science Curriculum
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Jadallah, May; Hund, Alycia M.; Thayn, Jonathan; Studebaker, Joel Garth; Roman, Zachary J.; Kirby, Elizabeth – Journal of Geography, 2017
This study explores the effects of geographic information systems (GIS) curriculum on fifth-grade students' spatial ability and map-analysis skills. A total of 174 students from an urban public school district and their teachers participated in a quasi-experimental design study. Four teachers implemented a GIS curriculum in experimental classes…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Grade 5, Spatial Ability
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Senyurt, Secil – Journal of Geography, 2014
This study provides an in-depth investigation of Turkish primary school students' perceptions of geography. Gender differences in students' perceptions of geography were investigated, including definitions of geography and its field of study. The findings showed that "landforms," "our geographical regions/Turkey,"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Geography, Student Attitudes
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Thompson, Wiley C. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Field trips have long been a part of school activities, learning, and curriculum. The application of interpretive techniques or the interpretive approach can further enhance learning and retention in outside the classroom opportunities. This is especially true when exploring geographic or geologic concepts. This article explores the concept of…
Descriptors: Field Trips, School Activities, Environmental Interpretation, Geography