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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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McChesney, Ron; McSweeney, Kendra – Journal of Geography, 2005
Given some limitations of satellite imagery for the study of land cover change, we draw attention here to a robust and often overlooked data source for use in student research: USGS topographic maps. Topographic maps offer an inexpensive, rapid, and accessible means for students to analyze land cover change over large areas. We demonstrate our…
Descriptors: Student Research, Topography, Maps, Mining
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Carlson, Alvar W. – Journal of Geography, 1976
This study analyzes the development of the need for migrant laborers in northwestern Ohio, their continual use, the composition of the labor force, and the national travel patterns of migrant laborers who work in the region. (Author)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Agricultural Production, Farm Labor, Human Geography
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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