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Smiley, Sarah L. – Journal of Geography, 2017
The reality show "The Amazing Race" serves as a useful text for the cultural geography classroom. As competitors travel the world, they complete challenging tasks designed to be both educational and entertaining. Audiences see actual images from destinations around the world and learn about the unique cultures of these places. They also…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Programming (Broadcast), Television
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Sinton, Diana Stuart; Huber, William A. – Journal of Geography, 2007
Ethnic music is a strong indicator of cultural identity. Central and Eastern European ethnic groups have historically been associated with folk music traditions, such as polka, and radio broadcasting patterns in the United States reflect continued demand for and support of this music. Data from the 2000 Census was used to generate maps of the…
Descriptors: Music, Folk Culture, Polish Americans, Ethnic Groups
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Kenreich, Todd W. – Journal of Geography, 2004
After more than a decade of funding from the "National Geographic Society," questions have increasingly been raised about the effectiveness of geographic alliances as vehicles for professional development in geographic education. This study explores the impact of participation in a summer institute on teacher beliefs and practices in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Classroom Techniques
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Noble, Allen G. – Journal of Geography, 1975
The regional differences in 19th century Ohio house designs are analyzed and labeled. (DE)
Descriptors: American Culture, Architectural Character, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Bergen, John V. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Reviews a selection of atlases and other books containing maps of Ohio. Sources for nineteenth century maps and surveys and modern thematic maps of the state are discussed. (AM)
Descriptors: Atlases, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Maps