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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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Powell, William E. – Journal of Geography, 1982
The most common igneous minerals and their diagnostic properties, which the author considers the most significant and pragmatic aspect of igneous geology for physical geography students, are discussed. The nature of igneous geology is also examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geology, Higher Education, Physical Geography
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Collins, Charles O.; Sawyer, Corinne Holt – Journal of Geography, 1984
Television is an important source of geographic perceptions held by college students. How the television series M*A*S*H can be used to help students learn regional geography is discussed. M*A*S*H uses regional imagery, place-name stereotyping, and regional personality characterization. (RM)
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Gould, Peter R. – Journal of Geography, 1983
A geographical exercise becomes more meaningful and more fun if we feel we can contribute to it in some way. Three map exercises that get college students to participate in a beginning human geography course are presented. (SR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Austin, Robert F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Having students make an everyday atlas, a collection of maps, generally of a small area, that illustrates features of particular local interest, is a good way to introduce them to the methods and materials of geography. How to make an atlas is discussed. Two examples are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Atlases, Cartography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Petersen, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
In this physical geography field course, college students plan and develop interpretive guides that explain the physical environment of a field site. This approach has two advantages: students develop geographical skills to a level approaching professional expertise and distributing the brochures increases public awareness of the value of…
Descriptors: Field Studies, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Learning Activities
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Pritchard, Sandra F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Described are activities which will increase fluency in the use of north, south, east, west, up, and down; reinforce the proper positioning of the cardinal directions on a map grid; relate map symbols to familiar surface features; give practice in identifying map symbols; and provide an opportunity to construct maps. (RM)
Descriptors: Cartography, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies)
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Tuan, Yi-Fu – Journal of Geography, 1983
Orientation is a deeply felt human need that can be used to interest students in geography. It can develop spatial competence and introduce topics in social geography. (AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Libbee, Michael; Young, Dennis – Journal of Geography, 1983
Research suggests that good writers differ from poor writers. Teachers who develop prewriting exercises, emphasize multiple draft assignments, help the student think about revision, and evaluate the product can help undergraduates write and think more clearly. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Prewriting, Skill Development
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Hawkins, Michael L.; Larkins, A. Guy – Journal of Geography, 1983
A seven-lesson unit was developed to improve school map knowledge and practical map skills in primary children. The unit activities can also be modified for kindergarten children. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
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King, Chris – Journal of Geography, 1983
A transparent, three-dimensional island or hill on which contours have been drawn may be shown as a two-dimensional contoured map using an overhead projector. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geography Instruction, Maps, Overhead Projectors
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O'Brien, Arnold L. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Presents a dynamic diagram designed for use in introductory college geography and geology classes to illustrate the processes which form the earth's crust. (AM)
Descriptors: Diagrams, Geography Instruction, Geology, Higher Education
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Goff, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Describes how orientation maps can be incorporated into geographic slide lectures to keep students mindful of spatial relationships. (AM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Lecture Method, Maps
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Glenn, William H. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Secondary students can study time and the motions of the sun by plotting an analemma, a graphic representation of the declination of the sun and the equation of time for every day of the year. They can collect data by measuring a dowel stick's shadow in the noon sun. (KC)
Descriptors: Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Horology, Learning Activities
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