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Moseley, William G.; Watson, Nancy H. – Journal of Geography, 2016
''Agriculture, Food, and Rural Land Use" constitutes a major part of the AP Human Geography course outline. This article explores challenging topics to teach, emerging research trends in agricultural geography, and sample teaching approaches for concretizing abstract topics. It addresses content identified as "essential knowledge"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Secondary Education
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Lee, Dong-Min; Ryu, Jaemyong – Journal of Geography, 2013
This article examines possibilities associated with the cultivation of balanced regional images via the use of simple methods. Two experiments based on the primacy effect and the painting picture rule, or visual depiction of regions, were conducted. The results show significant differences in the formation of regional images. More specifically,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Geography, Teaching Methods
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Good, Pieter R.; Derudder, Ben; Witlox, Frank J. – Journal of Geography, 2011
Current regionalizations of Africa have limitations in that they are attribute-based and regions are delineated according to national boundaries. Taking the world city network approach as starting point, it is possible to use relational data (i.e., information about the relationships between cities) rather than attribute data, and moreover, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Municipalities, Air Transportation
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Alberts, Heike C. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Food topics are uniquely suited to increase students' interest in human geography. A highly processed food like chocolate can be studied in a variety of different ways, making it possible to include chocolate examples and activities at various points in a human geography class. The goals of this article are to provide sufficient background…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, High Schools, Colleges
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Smiley, Sarah L. – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article presents a lesson plan used to teach about African urbanization using Kenyan novels. Specifically, three urban novels written by Meja Mwangi are used. Based on a qualitative survey of student preference and learning, this lesson plan uses these novels alongside more traditional academic texts to achieve effective student learning.…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Novels, Lesson Plans
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Cole, Roy – Journal of Geography, 2008
This study examines the regionalization of Africa through analysis of forty-two English-language geography of Africa texts written for undergraduates between 1953 and 2004. Authors identify regions with reference to one or more variables. Some authors provided no explanation for their regionalization; others labored mightily to justify their…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Geography, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking
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Milson, Andrew J.; Earle, Brian D. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article reports the results of a qualitative case study that explored the use of Internet-based geographic information systems (IGIS) with ninth-grade geography students. The students worked in teams to examine the geography of Africa using IGIS resources with the instructional goal of developing a presentation on a significant issue facing…
Descriptors: Geography, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Aspaas, Helen Ruth – Journal of Geography, 2003
Women throughout the world are demonstrating solidarity and activism on behalf of environmental issues. A World Regional Geography course is an appropriate setting for discussing some of the contributions women make to protect the environment. Using case studies that draw upon women's environmental activism in four world cultures, this article…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Females, Conservation (Environment), Geography
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Schlene, Vickie J. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Presents a sampling of items from the ERIC database concerning the teaching of human geography. Includes documents dealing with Africa, Asia, the United States, Canada, Antarctica, and geographic concepts. Explains how to obtain ERIC documents. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Human Geography
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Rogge, John R. – Journal of Geography, 1982
The major trend towards worldwide easing of the birthrate does not include the current population patterns in Africa. The population policies of African nations range along a continuum from totally pronatal to strongly antinatal. However, even antinatal policies have had little effect on the overall spiralling upward population trend. (JA)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Demography, Family Planning, Overpopulation
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Newman, James L. – Journal of Geography, 1984
By studying early African hominids, students can learn about the interactive testing and creative aspects of scientific thinking and sharpen their geographical skills. It is impossible to study this topic without giving prominence to space and time. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Scientific Methodology
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Sanders, Rickie – Journal of Geography, 1991
Defines and discusses the merits of a "liberal" education and the mechanisms by which it would be imparted. Reports the results of a survey of geography educators on their approaches and goals, and how students evaluate geography courses. Describes activities designed to increase student knowledge of Africa. (SG)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Critical Thinking, Educational Objectives, Geography
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Moseley, William G. – Journal of Geography, 2001
Describes a computer program called RiskMap. Explains that after completing an assignment on rural economics and hunger dynamics in Africa, students showed an increased level of understanding and felt that using RiskMap was helpful in learning the material. Includes references. (DAJ)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Rice, Gwenda H. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Presents a classroom simulation that takes a geographic approach to teaching about HIV and AIDS in Africa. Asserts that the biological simulation illustrates disease transmission through a spatial dimension. Includes sample profile cards, a map, and two tables illustrating the spread of the AIDS virus. (CFR)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, African Culture, African History, Communicable Diseases
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de Blij, H. J. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Traces the transformation of Subsaharan Africa during the last 35 years. Contends that the domino effect hastened decolonization and increased polarization within South Africa. Argues that modernization is taking place only in South Africa's core and that the geopolitical framework appears stable but may collapse from within. (NL)
Descriptors: African History, African Studies, Apartheid, Colonialism
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