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Hanus, Martin; Havelkov√°, Lenka – Journal of Geography, 2019
Maps are an increasingly used source of information and it is therefore essential to develop map skills in students. A fundamental factor affecting the choice of map skills and the way they are developed is the teacher and his/her concept of map work. Based on the results of a survey and semi-structured interviews among Czech teachers, this study…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Skill Development, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Gillard, Quentin – Journal of Geography, 1979
Describes a cartographic exercise to help students in an introductory geography course on the college level understand the geography of world affairs. The activity involved students in creating a diagrammatic map commensurate with amount of news magazine coverage of various foreign countries. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Needs, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Muehrcke, Phillip – Journal of Geography, 1978
Discusses shortcomings of conventional maps and examines how to transform map geography to provide more functional cartographic illustrations. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cartography, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Describes an educational game that is designed to review and reinforce elementary map and compass skills and help children to use maps to plot routes to specific locations in urban areas. The game is based on a tag procedure and can be used with almost any large-scale street map. (MJP)
Descriptors: Community, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts
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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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Bosh, Patricia K. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Presents a lesson for teaching geography and science by concentrating on the oceans. Includes topography, wave dynamics, and ratio of ocean to land mass. Focuses on geographic themes of location, place, and region. Suggests that students will visualize and manipulate information as they are introduced to concepts in physics and earth science. (DK)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Influences, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Marran, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses the challenges of teaching high school geography in a way that enables students to develop an informed, spatial view of the world. Discusses the High School Geography Project and its effect on geography instruction. Suggests a map drawing exercise for students to demonstrate the importance of mental maps. (DK)
Descriptors: Cartography, Concept Teaching, Educational Objectives, Fundamental Concepts
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Sandmeier, Kay; Greeson, Linda – Journal of Geography, 1990
Outlines learning activities for applying geography's five fundamental themes to studying Antarctica and points out the learning potential, for studying the economic, historical, and political geography of the continent. Groups activities for grades K-5, 6-8, and 8-12. Stresses cooperative learning in general, and includes a role play activity for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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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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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
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Quinn, Joyce A. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Describes a geography literacy quiz project developed by the Geography Club at California State University (Fresno). Reports that poor quiz results sparked interest in developing programs to ensure geographic literacy. Comments on a program at Dos Palos (California) High School that will require geography proficiency examinations for graduation by…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Criteria
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Bein, Frederick L. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Uses the National Council for Geographic Education Competency-Based Geography Test to measure the 1987 level of geographic ability of more than 3,000 students enrolled in introductory classes at 18 Indiana institutions of higher education. Study provides a baseline level of geographic knowledge for future comparisons. Measures impact of gender,…
Descriptors: Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education