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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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Davenport, David Paul – Journal of Geography, 1981
Discusses the methods used to develop a secondary level geography unit using James Michener's "Caravans." A list of pertinent suppplementary films is included. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Fiction, Films, Geography Instruction
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Larkin, Robert P.; Peters, Gary L. – Journal of Geography, 1981
Describes population education materials and services that are available from the Population Reference Bureau and comments on their usefulness in secondary and college classrooms. (RM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Population Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
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Salisbury, Howard G.; Van Otten, George A. – Journal of Geography, 1981
Describes an agribusiness simulation game which can give individuals and/or groups a better understanding of the complexities and problems of modern American agriculture. The major objective of the game is to maximize profits by gaining the best possible yields at the lowest possible costs of operation. (DB)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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Bencloski, Joseph W. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Describes a learning activity involving correctly matching soils with environments. The activity is intended for use in college level physical geography courses. Information is presented on instructional objectives, outline of preparatory lectures, soil test exercise worksheets, procedures, laboratory setting, testing procedures, collecting and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Physical Geography
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Churchill, Robert R.; Frankland, Phillip – Journal of Geography, 1980
Describes a college-level geography course in which the instructor used computer assisted instruction to introduce students to some commonly encountered mapping problems. Concludes that interactive mapping programs give students a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation of spatial concepts than can be acquired through conventional…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, Educational Practices, Geography
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Lewis, Lawrence T. – Journal of Geography, 1979
Describes a package of computer programs, Basic All-Purpose Learning Games (BALG), developed to blend entertainment with geography learning objectives. The games, however, are easily adapted to a wide range of subject matter and are appropriate for various educational levels. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Games, Educational Technology
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Sas, Anthony – Journal of Geography, 1979
Maintains that military geography should have a place in an overall college geography curriculum. Describes how several war games can help students relate geography to land warfare. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Practices, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Saveland, Robert N. – Journal of Geography, 1978
Suggests that small-scale mapping activities can be used in geography courses to help students understand geographic concepts such as latitude, longitude, situation, relative location, and national boundaries. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
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Merrett, Christopher D. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Defines political geography as a discipline specifically concerned with territorial organization and power and how these impact human and political processes. Traces the development of the discipline from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. Discusses reasons for its fall from academic grace and its eventual resurgence. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Alienation, Economic Factors, Educational Trends
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Jones, Douglas Deane – Journal of Geography, 1997
Explores the intersection of geography and politics in U.S. public policy development and connects this to several of the National Geography Standards. Discusses contemporary issues including economic interdependence, the impact of migration, resource competition, cultural values, and environmental issues. Offers suggested student activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Archer, J. Clark; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1997
Describes a study where college students studying political geography ranked the geopolitical importance of 55 countries of the world with populations of at least 15 million. The students consistently emphasized the importance of Western Europe, Russia, China, and Japan over less developed countries. (MJP)
Descriptors: College Students, Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Educational Trends
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Warf, Barney – Journal of Geography, 1997
Offers five themes from political geography that could be incorporated into college geography courses: historical specificity of geography; (2) interconnectedness of regions; (3) interpenetration of the human and natural worlds; (4) centrality of culture in social reproduction; and (5) use of political economy to uncover social relations. (MJP)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economics
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Cope, Meghan – Journal of Geography, 1997
Outlines three approaches to exploring gender-sensitive political geography: (1) examining formal (voting and holding office) and informal (activism and interest groups) political activity; (2) delineating the variety of gender-based power constructs; and (3) reviewing recent policy developments, specifically the Family and Medical leave Act of…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Educational Trends
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Steinberg, Phillip E. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Reviews recent theoretical advances in political geography, particularly those that stress the political conflict behind the production of space. Discusses how this has impacted the study of environmental phenomena such as hazards, human-land relationships, development, and international environmental governance. Suggests ways that political…
Descriptors: Ecology, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Environmental Education
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