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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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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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Tinsley, Bradford E.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1988
Recommends the use of microfiche readers to enlarge imagery transparencies for mapping or tracing of images. The reader permits close viewing so the apparent resolution of the enlarged image is superior to that obtained with overhead or slide projectors. Additionally, the reader is compact and easily used at individual work stations. (LS)
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Geography
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Jobin, Raymond A. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Presents a lesson plan that enables children to identify their community as a nodal region. Includes field trips, map tracing and comparison, discussion, and observation. Emphasizes children's analysis of the effect of rail transportation on their community. Suggests using the students' community as a geographic laboratory for hands-on experience.…
Descriptors: Cartography, Discussion, Elementary Education, Field Trips
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Lonsdale, Richard E.; Archer, J. Clark – Journal of Geography, 1998
Examines the geography of population loss in certain regions of the United States based on 1990-95 census data and presents color maps showing county-level patterns of population change. Correlates population changes with social and economic variables, examines common characteristics of losing counties, and profiles major population-losing areas.…
Descriptors: Cartography, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns