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Larsen, Thomas B.; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2018
The concept and characteristics of place within geography education are surveyed in the context of learning progressions. Beginning with place's history and relevance in geographic thought, this review moves on to discuss connections between space and place. From a geographic education perspective, place-based instruction and place characteristics…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten
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Millsaps, Lisa Tabor; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2017
This work shares a time-sensitive framework for teaching GIS to educators of all levels and disciplines. Existing relationships with teachers enabled the addition of GIS content in professional development activities. The amount of time devoted to GIS-related content varied depending on time made available for interaction with the audience.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Models, Faculty Development, Preservice Teachers
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Downs, Roger M. – Journal of Geography, 2014
A goal of geography education is fostering geographic literacy for all and building significant expertise for some. How much time and practice do students need to become literate or expert in geography? There is not an answer to this question. Using two concepts from cognitive psychology--the ideas of ten thousand hours and deliberate…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Cognitive Psychology, Expertise
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Hauselt, Peggy; Helzer, Jennifer – Journal of Geography, 2012
One of the primary missions of our university is to train future primary and secondary teachers. Geospatial sciences, including GIS, have long been excluded from teacher education curriculum. This article explains the curriculum revisions undertaken to increase the geospatial technology education of future teachers. A general education class…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Oberle, Alex; Palacios, Fabian Araya – Journal of Geography, 2012
Overseas experiences provide educators with exceptional opportunities to incorporate field study, firsthand experiences, and tangible artifacts into the classroom. Despite this potential, teachers must consider curricular standards that direct how such international endeavors can be integrated. Furthermore, geography curriculum development is more…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Area Studies, Curriculum Development, Latin Americans
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Lackstrom, Kirsten; Stroup, Laura J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
Greenways are prominent features of many urban landscapes and synthesize several geographic topics: human-environment interactions, urban ecosystems, and the promotion of sustainability within riverine corridors. Greenways are easily accessible and provide an opportunity for students at various grade levels to study interactions across physical…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Earth Science, Urban Environment, Standards
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Earl, Richard A.; Montalvo, Edris J.; Ross, Amanda R.; Hefty, Eunice – Journal of Geography, 2009
Environmental agencies in most states have an environmental education Web page that can point geography teachers to a variety of opportunities and resources to enhance their teaching. Most states provide linkages to local and national programs such as Project WET and Project WILD, and access to lesson plans and other teaching materials. A number…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Field Trips, Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fuhrmann, Sven; Stone, Lee D.; Casey, Melinda C.; Curtis, Mary D.; Doyle, Amber L.; Earle, Brian D.; Jones, Douglas D.; Rodriguez, Philip; Schermerhorn, Steven M. – Journal of Geography, 2008
Extreme natural and human-made disasters can affect the lives of thousands of citizens. The only way we can prepare ourselves for such situations is to learn and establish basic survival strategies within our families and communities. This article explores how K-12 teachers could help educating children about disaster preparedness by utilizing…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Middle Schools, Lesson Plans, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Aesthetics, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
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DeMers, Michael N.; Vincent, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Geography, 2007
The use of geographic information systems (GIS) in the classroom provides a robust and effective method of teaching the primary spatial skills of identification, description, and explanation of spatial pattern. A major handicap for the development of GIS-based learning experiences, especially for non-GIS specialist educators, is the availability…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Identification
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Tulloch, David; Graff, Elizabeth – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article describes a series of data-based Green Map learning exercises positioned within a problem-based framework and examines the appropriateness of projects like these as a form of geography education. Problem-based learning (PBL) is an educational technique that engages students in learning through activities that require creative problem…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Databases
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Kruger, Darrell P.; Gandy, S. Kay – Journal of Geography, 2006
This paper proposes different strategies for teaching social studies in an integrated manner using Main Street as a laboratory. The paper consists of two parts. Part One is devoted to a discussion of the empirical study; the second part focuses on strategies for integrating Main Street into the K through 12 setting. Although data are presented…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Development
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Dorn, Ronald I.; Douglass, John; Ekiss, Gale Olp; Trapido-Lurie, Barbara; Comeauz, Malcolm; Mings, Robert; Eden, Rebecca; Davis, Cathy; Hinde, Elizabeth; Ramakrishna, B. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) legislation has resulted in declining classroom time dedicated to geography instruction, especially in grades K-8. To combat this problem, a National Geographic Society Grosvenor grant provided resources allowing 28 teacher-authors to generate a package of more than 80 lessons that combine the teaching…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Grants, Mathematics Skills, Testing
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2003
Geographic ethics are profoundly important if students are expected to be stewards of the earth and responsible citizens whose decisions about the environment will affect our planet's future. The proposed framework, founded in geography but applicable to other subject areas, guides students to moral decisions for the well-being of the planet and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Ethics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 1998
Argues that the pendulum between federal and state education initiatives has swung to the states; reviews the extent to which state standards have incorporated the recommendations of "Geography for Life." Concludes that the translation of "Geography for Life" into state standards is uneven due to problems of accessibility. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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