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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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Macey, Susan M.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1988
Describes a learning module designed to teach students to evaluate maps and correct design errors through use of a critiquing checklist and real-world examples. The module attempts to develop an analytic holistic skill which relates the functional and aesthetic perspectives of cartography. (LS)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Cartography, Design Preferences, Evaluation Criteria
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Walker, Dan – Journal of Geography, 1996
Presents a model for structuring writing in the geography class with a focus on using maps to prompt writing that will promote student interaction with geographic concepts. Delineates four components of successful writing as fluency, flexibility, frequency, and formality. Includes suggestions for geographic writing activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Schulze, Melanie – Journal of Geography, 1996
Recommends making choropleth maps as a fun and interesting way to teach geographic concepts. Choropleth maps represent data and ratios (population density, voter registration) and can be constructed easily. Includes suggested activities and representative maps. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cartography, Data Interpretation, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Taketa, Richard – Journal of Geography, 1996
Describes a field sketch mapping project conducted with a sixth-grade class. The project involved selecting appropriate sites around the school to map, organizing the students, and instructing them about measuring distances and drawing maps. Illustrations include assignments and examples of students' work. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning
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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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James, Sally – Journal of Geography, 1990
Develops a "living map" project that introduces the topology and climate of the Florida Keys through the use of creative, dramatic movement. Explains that gifted second and third grade students become parts of the environment on a large, topographical floor map. Describes materials, objectives, and procedures. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Climate, Creative Activities, Elementary Education
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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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Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents the National Council for Geographic Education statement on the geography component of preservice teacher education. Includes standards for all teachers, those of social studies, specific disciplines and methods courses within the social studies, elementary and early childhood teachers. Discusses increasing emphasis on geography in the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Teachers, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Walsh, Stephen J. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents the National Council for Geographic Education statement on the geography component of preservice teacher education. Includes standards for all teachers, those of social studies, specific disciplines and methods courses within the social studies, elementary and early childhood teachers. Discusses increasing emphasis on geography in the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary School Teachers, Geographic Concepts, Geography