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Kaya, Ilhan – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article consists of two parts. The first part provides an overview of Muslim Americans and the role of Islam in their lives. The second part of the article includes a classroom exercise about how to teach Islam and Muslim Americans. The main vehicle for this exercise is a PBS documentary titled "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet." The exercise…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Muslims
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Aesthetics, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
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Martinson, Tom L. – Journal of Geography, 1978
Identifies and discusses potential instructional tools related to subsistence farming in Latin America. Instructional aids discussed include games, films, annotated bibliographies of audiovisual instructional aids, and an innovative program developed by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation which allows teachers to construct their own…
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Agriculture, Audiovisual Aids, Economic Development
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Monk, Janice – Journal of Geography, 1987
Discusses alterations in geography instruction which must be made to meet changes in the student population. Describes areas of growth in geography education and specific teaching methods. (AEM)
Descriptors: College Students, Curriculum Development, Demography, Educational Needs
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Baerwald, Thomas J. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Presents thirteen tips for teaching geography that are useful for any type of presentation and audience. These tips stress the types of information that should be presented, how it should be presented, and what specifics of the information should be illuminated. (AEM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Boehm, Richard G.; Petersen, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Discusses the importance of teaching place names and locations to students. Targeting rote memorization as an unstimulating method, offers an exercise and several activities using an incorrectly labeled map to teach place-name and location geography in an interesting manner. (AEM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Locational Skills (Social Studies)
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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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Lipka, Jerry – Journal of Geography, 1987
Presents a lesson designed to simulate the events of The Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act in the classroom by assigning students roles as different Alaska natives with different concerns. Emphasizes map reading skills, resource inventorying, composite map production, land use and cultural values, and the process of land selection. (Author/AEM)
Descriptors: Cartography, Economic Change, Indigenous Populations, Map Skills
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Andrews, Alice C. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Describes ten types of analogies and the role they play in thinking and learning. Devotes specific attention to the use of analogies in geography instruction. Claims that the use of analogies in teaching physical, cultural, and regional geography helps students absorb knowledge quickly and integrate it into their existing frameworks. (JDH)
Descriptors: Analogy, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Clawson, David L. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Maintains that the teaching of traditional tropical agriculture through the presentation of large numbers of categories or types tends to overemphasize superficial differences at the expense of comprehending the inner essence of life as it exists for the majority of the world's farmers. Offers an alternative approach which claims to foster greater…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Classification, Conventional Instruction, Developing Nations
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Salter, Christopher L. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Maintains that teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grade are interested in improving their teaching of geography. Reviews the instructional improvement efforts of various state, regional, and national alliances, noting the high levels of community support and professional involvement by teachers at all levels. (JDH)
Descriptors: Community Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty College Relationship, Geography
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Francek, Mark – Journal of Geography, 1987
Offers a list of ten suggestions designed to help new teaching assistants reduce potential problems and make teaching more enjoyable and effective. Among the suggestions: learn about instructional resources prior to teaching; ensure adequate preparation time; offer alternatives to the standard lecture format; and arrange for weekly supervisor…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Regulska, Joanna; Vural, Leyla – Journal of Geography, 1987
Maintains that college geography courses have been remiss in examining migration in its international context and in discussing its global implications. Offers a six-lecture teaching module which addresses these shortcomings. Includes a list of over 90 books and articles. (JDH)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Anderson, Jeremy – Journal of Geography, 1987
Maintains that the study of catastrophic events should be given temporary precedence over the normal curriculum in order to help students understand the causes, consequences, and recovery alternatives, deal with trauma, and allay fear of recurrence and feelings of helplessness. Uses the May 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens to demonstrate how…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Natural Disasters
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Gersmehl, Philip J. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Suggestions for effective use of overhead projectors include making images large, preparing standard base maps, making lettering clear, presenting only one idea per overhead, keeping things simple, using only half a page for each image, using the overhead as a chalkboard, using color thoughtfully, making symbols bold, and anticipating emergencies.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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