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Kolivras, Korine N.; Scarpaci, Joseph L. – Journal of Geography, 2009
The Caribbean has long afforded U.S. and Canadian geographers with a rich venue of study-abroad opportunities. Physical and human geography classes are particularly well-suited to the myriad political, social, and environmental landscapes of the region. This article summarizes a few key experiences that have emerged in forging study-abroad venues…
Descriptors: International Education, Human Geography, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans
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Sagawe, Thorsten – Journal of Geography, 1996
Provides a concise overview on export-based, free zone development in the Dominican Republic by examining its influence on three spatial levels: national, regional, and town. Although industrial free zones contribute to job creation and foreign exchange earnings, local authorities are often unable to control urban development. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business, Economic Development, Economic Impact, Exports
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Orvis, Kenneth H.; Horn, Sally P.; Jumper, Sidney R. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Contends that excitement can be infused into the K-12 geography curriculum by involving teachers in real research projects led by professional geographers. Describes a project where K-12 teachers and geographers participated in geography field research in the mountain highlands of the Valle Nuevo Scientific Reserve of the Dominican Republic. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Studies, Foreign Countries
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Horst, Oscar H. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses teaching about the impact of weather and climate on societies and human activity. Suggests that this impact be demonstrated with study of the Dominican Republic during its formation. Presents several instructional strategies for consideration: focus on climate, historical events, and weather. Includes books to be used in each approach.…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location
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Martinson, Tom L. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents a middle school lesson on the geographic theme of human-environmental interaction. Explains that the natural environments of the Dominican Republic and the gulf region of Alabama are compared and contrasted in the production of sugar cane. Includes maps, graphs, a historic speech, and suggested texts. (DK)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Climate, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1992
Addresses the beachfront urbanization of the Dominican Republic's coastline resulting from domestic and international tourism. Explains that the distribution of beach resorts reflects both quality and quantity of natural resources, proximity of urban centers, and intensity of development efforts. Describes five discrete types of coastal resorts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Hotels