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Branson, Margaret S. – Journal of Geography, 1983
People in the developing world worry about the shrinkage of forests and the scarcity of firewood. An international team of geographers assessed desertification and prepared a map. Students can analyze a simplified map and answer questions that will help them understand desertification. (AM)
Descriptors: Depleted Resources, Developing Nations, Fuel Consumption, Geography Instruction
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Baker, Simon – Journal of Geography, 1981
Presents and discusses a photograph showing the changing shoreline of Cape Hatteras. (RM)
Descriptors: Change, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Physical Geography
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Curtis, James R. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Shows how the topic of McDonald's expansion abroad may be used by college instructors in cultural geography courses to illustrate themes such as the dynamics of cultural diffusion and change. McDonald's history of international expansion is described. (AM)
Descriptors: Culture Contact, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Johnson, Gary E. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Presents a photograph of the Hawaiian island, Oahu, as taken by the Landsat 2 satellite on February 14, 1978. A description of Landsat 2 remote sensing procedures and discussion of the topographical details shown in the photograph are included. (AM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Photographs, Physical Geography
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Nordstrom, Karl F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Provided are explicit guidelines, in a form that can be used as a handout for students. The guidelines cover formulation of the statement of the problem and the hypothesis, ways of writing in a logical format, and ways of improving the readability of the term paper. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Guidelines, Readability, Research Reports
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Fredrich, Barbara; Fuller, Karyl – Journal of Geography, 1996
Provides a rationale and lesson plan for incorporating geography and art at the K-4 level. The lesson plan features a landscape painting by George Innes, a simplified chronology of his life, as well as a template of questions about the artist and the spatial significance of the painting. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art, Artists, Content Analysis
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Sutherland, Ross – Journal of Geography, 1994
States that drainage basins, stream discharge, and sediment discharge are fundamental concepts in physical geography and integral parts of other cognate disciplines. Presents two exercises about these concepts. Includes a set of field-based exercises and a set of exercises for students who are unable to conduct field monitoring. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Experiential Learning, Field Instruction, Geographic Concepts
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Hull, Suzanne – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that travelers' diaries are excellent primary sources that can be used to teach geography. Maintains that state historical societies and local archives are good sources for these documents. Includes lengthy excerpts from two diaries and a student worksheet. (CFR)
Descriptors: Archives, Cartography, Diaries, Geographic Concepts
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Nijim, Basheer; Nijim, Germana – Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents a series of five short stories for children that incorporate geographic concepts. Includes the concepts of region, boundaries, and grids. Suggests that the stories will help children master challenging concepts and vocabulary that in turn will increase their knowledge and self-esteem. (DK)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Nijman, Jan; Hill, A. David – Journal of Geography, 1991
Presents a classroom project dealing with tropical deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Addresses environmental consequences and economic, social, and political causes. Involves both lectures and individual research and reports by student groups on deforestation causes. Includes a note-playing activity in which students make recommendations for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Economic Development
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Delaney, Ed – Journal of Geography, 1991
Suggests using classroom discussion as a tool in learning geographical concepts and critical thinking skills. Provides structure for preparing class discussion in small group environments. Considers direct student participation to increase the likelihood of long-term retention and interpersonal skills development. Presents an example of discussion…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials
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David, David W. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Provides a sequential set of instructions for creating a large playground map. Discusses the educational benefits of such a map, and suggests activities for using the map effectively. Stresses the usefulness of maps in teaching place identification, spatial patterns, and directional orientation. (RW)
Descriptors: Cartography, Concept Teaching, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Dowd, Frances – Journal of Geography, 1990
Identifies the problem of geographic literacy. Suggests the integration of geography instruction with other subject areas of the curriculum. Provides an annotated bibliography of fictional children's literature that can be utilized to teach geographic concepts. Presents methods of integration and classroom activities on geography. (RW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Class Activities
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Presents a classroom exercise entitled, "Latitude, Longitude, Spell It" designed to reinforce the concepts of latitude and longitude. Teachers divide the class into teams, provide them with a map and latitude-longitude coordinate cards, and ask them to record cities found within a given radius of each coordinate. Includes necessary…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Kalko, John C. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Presents five lessons in a unit designed to teach about land and water forms on relief maps. These lessons rely on teacher instruction, small-group or whole class interaction, and directed and independent practice. Includes four worksheet examples. (Author/AEM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Locational Skills (Social Studies)
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