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Weiss, Günther – Journal of Geography, 2017
This article reports on the possibilities and challenges of starting problem-oriented learning in geography lessons. The article focuses on the features of motivating problems, because one of the essential functions of the problem to start with is to animate learners to solve it. The analysis of various introductions to problem-oriented learning…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Smiley, Sarah L.; Post, Chris W. – Journal of Geography, 2014
The introductory level course Geography of the U.S. and Canada requires students to grasp large amounts of complex material, oftentimes using a lecture-based pedagogical approach. This article outlines two ways that popular music can be successfully used in the geography classroom. First, songs are used to review key concepts and characteristics…
Descriptors: Geography, Foreign Countries, Music, Teaching Methods
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Zeitler, Ezra – Journal of Geography, 2013
Growing student interest in sports provides geography teachers with a special opportunity to make connections between it and fundamental concepts in the discipline. This article examines the structure, arrangement, relationships, and distinctions among minor league baseball franchise locations, stadia, and team names, and presents examples of…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Student Interests, Team Sports, Fundamental Concepts
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Bagoly-Simo, Peter – Journal of Geography, 2013
Textbooks are an important tool for teaching and learning in high school geography classrooms. But what sort of picture do they provide of places that are different and distant from the countries in which they are published? This study explores this question through a concise analysis of a widely used American world geography textbook, with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Geography, Textbooks, Social Change
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Murr, Christopher D.; Blanchard, R. Denise – Journal of Geography, 2011
Advances in classroom technology have lowered barriers for the visually impaired to study geography, yet few participate. Employing stereotype threat theory, we examined whether beliefs held by the visually impaired affect perceptions toward completing courses and majors in visually oriented disciplines. A test group received a low-level threat…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Geography
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Rydant, A. L.; Shiplee, Brian A.; Smith, John P.; Middlekauff, Bryon D. – Journal of Geography, 2010
This article addresses the development of a conceptual model of fieldwork practice and the creation of an associated set of skills for the geosciences. The set of eight generic and seventeen specific skills is applied in two international field courses to demonstrate the utility of such a skills-centered model across a broad range of venues,…
Descriptors: Field Instruction, Curriculum Development, Field Studies, Earth Science
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Strait, John B. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Music is not often utilized in teaching geography, despite the fact that many scholars orient their research around analyzing both the historical and spatial dimensions of musical expression. This article reports on the use of a teaching module that utilizes blues culture as a lens to understand the geographical history of the United States. The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Music, African American Culture
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Wetherholt, William A.; Rundquist, Bradley C. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Easier access to submeter imagery has fueled debates over ethical uses of remote sensing. Some have called for ethics instruction to counter undesired uses of the technology. Here, this article reports the results of a survey examining attitudes related to teaching ethics in remote sensing. It was found that 52 percent of respondents teaching…
Descriptors: Satellites (Aerospace), Ethics, Surveys, Course Content
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Shobe, Hunter; Banis, David – Journal of Geography, 2010
Music informs understandings of place and is an excellent vehicle for teaching cultural geography. A study was developed of geography students' perception of where music genres predominate in the United States. Its approach, involving mental map exercises, reveals the usefulness and importance of maps as an iterative process in teaching cultural…
Descriptors: Music, Student Attitudes, Human Geography, Maps
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Hovorka, Alice Judith – Journal of Geography, 2009
Through an instructional approach, this article offers a template for a classroom-based geography capstone course grounded in pedagogical elements of synthesis and reflection, as based on exploration of ten key geographic ideas. It provides insights into course goals, structure, and components for instructors who may wish to implement it in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, College Curriculum, College Instruction
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Gray, Paul T., Jr.; Hidlebrant, Barbara S.; Strauss, Tim R. – Journal of Geography, 2006
Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) has grown steadily from 3,272 tests at the first test administration in 2001 to 14,139 tests in 2005. This paper examines the dynamics of growth throughout the United States through numbers of students and numbers of high schools involved in the program. APHG is discussed relative to the establishment of…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Academic Achievement
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Martis, Kenneth C. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The geographical analyses and descriptions of Appalachia "not only reflect reality, but they help to constitute this reality." This work first analyzes the status of the North American (United States and Canada) regional courses in the 210 geography degree-granting institutions listed in the Association of American Geographers…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geography, Textbook Content, Content Analysis
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Petzold, Donald; Heppen, John – Journal of Geography, 2005
Many student geography organizations or clubs associated with colleges and universities undertake community service projects each year to meet local needs and to gain recognition within the community. A uniquely geographical project of playground map painting provides a great community service and goes one step further by incorporating elements of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Geography, Playgrounds, Elementary Schools
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Mires, Peter B. – Journal of Geography, 2004
There are perhaps 10,000 technicians in the United States who work in the field known as cultural resource management (CRM). The typical field technician possesses a bachelor's degree in anthropology, geography, or a closely allied discipline. The author's experience has been that few CRM field technicians receive adequate undergraduate training…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Paraprofessional Personnel, Bachelors Degrees
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Kurtz, Hilda E. – Journal of Geography, 2004
Debates over the nature and extent of globalization raise many issues to be addressed in a geographic education. In this paper, I briefly review case method instruction and role-play as teaching strategies suitable for material on globalization and other geographic subject matter, and then sketch an overview of an undergraduate geography role-play…
Descriptors: Debate, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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