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Olson, Judy M. – Journal of Geography, 2006
The ability to see whether a map is equal-area, conformal, or neither is useful for looking intelligently at large-area maps. For example, only if a map is equal-area can reliable judgments of relative size be made. If a map is equal-area, latitude-longitude cells are equal in size between a given pair of parallels, the cells between a given pair…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Map Skills, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Geographic Location
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Levina, Daniel Z. – Journal of Geography, 2002
Determining the direction in which to face another location on the globe is a problem with significant social and religious meaning, and one with a rich and interesting history in the Western world. Yet a fully satisfying geographic solution to this problem is hindered by our intuitive perception of the world as a flat surface-where a "straight"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geography, Comparative Analysis
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1986
Described is a map game for middle elementary grade students. The game has four objectives: (1) teaching geographical locations, (2) using map symbols, (3) applying the concept of scale, and (4) developing map-reading skills. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Geographic Location, Geography Instruction
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Anderson, Jeremy – Journal of Geography, 1985
These learning activities involve secondary geography students in making a turf map, using map grids, solving problems dealing with map scale, and making a map scale. Complete teacher instructions are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Cartography, Geographic Location, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
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Montgomery, Richard A.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1988
Presents a world climate simulation game in which students demonstrate knowledge of the Koppen System of Climate Classification, ability to read and interpret a climograph, and ability to locate places by means of longitude and latitude coordinates in an effort to locate a ring of spies who have planted a bomb in an unidentified city. Clues and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Climate, Educational Games, Geographic Location
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Rittschof, Kent A.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1996
Maintains that region familiarity is an important prerequisite in the instructional use of cartograms. Cartograms are value-by-area maps that increase or decrease areas in order to illustrate various data (e.g. book reading in the western United States). Discusses necessary cognitive processes for the visualization of data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cartography, Cognitive Structures, Cues, Encoding (Psychology)
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Seiter, David M. – Journal of Geography, 1988
Provides educational resources from ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) to help teachers find the material to teach the five themes of geography. An annotated bibliography of seven ERIC documents on geographic location is provided. (LS)
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Marcello, Jody Smothers – Journal of Geography, 1990
Contends that understanding the relationship between the lives of women and the places in which they live is an important objective of geography education. Presents a lesson in which middle school students identify various Pacific Rim cultural areas, analyze demographic indicators of lifestyle and status, and discuss the relationship between place…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries