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Anthamatten, Peter; Bryant, Lara M. P.; Ferrucci, Beverly J.; Jennings, Steve; Theobald, Rebecca – Journal of Geography, 2018
Giant maps offer a potentially useful pedagogical tool for teaching mathematics and map skills. In this pilot study, giant maps were distributed to elementary schools in Colorado and New Hampshire and teachers were provided with guided activities designed to integrate mathematics and geography skills. In an assessment of student skills, it was…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Elementary School Students
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Barton, Karen – Journal of Geography, 2017
University students often cite field experiences as some of their most important and memorable. Yet research shows that field trips are on the decline in many colleges and universities; this shift may impact geography courses that are traditionally field based. Often cited is the problem of instructor time, increased enrollment, and concerns over…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food Processing Occupations, Field Trips, Field Experience Programs
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Gold, Anne U.; Oonk, David J.; Smith, Lesley; Boykoff, Maxwell T.; Osnes, Beth; Sullivan, Susan B. – Journal of Geography, 2015
Learning about climate change is tangible when it addresses impacts that can be observed close to home. In this program, sixty-four diverse middle and high school students produced videos about locally relevant climate change topics. Graduate and undergraduate students provided mentorship. The program engaged students in research and learning…
Descriptors: Climate, Service Learning, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Hong, Jung Eun – Journal of Geography, 2014
This article reports the results of a case study that employed user-centered design to develop training tutorials for helping middle school social studies teachers use Web-based GIS in their classrooms. This study placed teachers in the center of the design process in planning, designing, and developing the tutorials. This article describes how…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Geographic Information Systems, Middle School Teachers
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Barton, Karen S. – Journal of Geography, 2012
This study uses survey and focus group methods to explore attitudes toward and experiences of nature among millennial-aged students in northern Colorado. First, results confirm that young people possess a strong interest in the outdoors yet time, transportation, and new technologies hamper their ability to visit public lands and outdoor spaces.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Young Adults, Focus Groups, Environmental Education
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Collins, Charles O.; Carlson, Wayne L. – Journal of Geography, 2009
A sample of 433 university students from various institutions did blind assessments of twenty-two current New Jersey landscape images. Those they perceived as unappealing tended to be attributed disproportionately to New Jersey while those that were appealing were seldom credited to that state. In a self-assessment, these same students identified…
Descriptors: Land Use, Geographic Location, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Barber, David L. – Journal of Geography, 1988
Because of increased recreational use of alpine environments in the western United States, this lesson plan integrates the themes of location, place, and human-environment interaction in order to teach avalanche hazard awareness. Presents classroom activities and research topics to enhance student awareness of snow avalanche hazards. Provides…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Climate, Earth Science, Geographic Location