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Albert, Donald; Strait, John; Fujimoto-Strait, Ava – Journal of Geography, 2016
Field experiences continue to be a hallmark of a geographer's education and, for that matter, reeducation, as we all strive to remain current in the real world. Academic geographers beginning their ascent towards tenure and promotion might consider augmenting their portfolios with materials emerging from field teaching and learning activities.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Field Experience Programs, Field Studies
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Porter, Jess – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article documents regional demand for human-environment educational resources via assessment of public knowledge of the environmental crisis known as the Dust Bowl. The steadily eroding knowledge-base on the topic is discussed along with the desire for enhanced Dust Bowl educational resources. Regionally focused educational activities…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Natural Disasters
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MacLeod, Douglas – Journal of Geography, 2011
This exercise is designed to illustrate the concept of a region and, more specifically, the subconcept of regionalization by involving students in working with facts and statistics available in the "Statistical Abstract of the United States" (U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce 1971, 2001). The exercise supports the national…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Regional Characteristics, Geographic Regions, Agriculture
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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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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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Gregg, Madeleine; Sekers, Diane Carver – Journal of Geography, 2006
Geography learning places a high demand on children's vocabulary development because they know so few words useful for analyzing geographic phenomena and processes. Research shows that multiple experiences with new words are needed if children are to use them fluently in conversation, reading, and writing. This paper describes a variety of …
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Geography Instruction, Literacy, Vocabulary Development
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Gandy, S. Kay – Journal of Geography, 2006
In the primary grades, maps are useful tools to help the young reader put stories into perspective. This article presents 18 quality children's books that contain maps or lessons about maps, as well as activities to use in the classroom to teach map skills. A table is included with ratings of the usability of the maps.
Descriptors: Primary Education, Map Skills, Childrens Literature, Maps
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Lafon, Charles W. – Journal of Geography, 2005
Dendrochronology is used widely to reconstruct the history of forest disturbances. I created an exercise that introduces the use of dendrochronology to investigate fire history and forest dynamics. The exercise also demonstrates how the dendrochronological technique of crossdating is employed to age dead trees and identify missing rings. I…
Descriptors: Geography, Ecology, Forestry, Geography Instruction
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Fuhrmann, Sven; MacEachren, Alan; DeBerry, Marshall; Bosley, John; Taylor, Rachael LaPorte; Gahegan, Mark; Downs, Roger – Journal of Geography, 2005
Statistical and geographical literacy is essential for our daily lives. A new web portal for middle school students, published on the federal government statistics website, supports geographic and statistical education by providing age-appropriate online learning activities that teach how to use statistical summaries and their graphic…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Online Courses, Internet, Middle School Students
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Hooey, Catherine A.; Bailey, Timothy J. – Journal of Geography, 2005
Informal journal writing in freshman level World Regional Geography classes is discussed as an active learning method that helps students to develop their spatial perspective and gain a better understanding of the interconnected nature of geographic phenomena. In particular, students read about events in the world and write their ideas about the…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Thinking Skills, Active Learning, Spatial Ability
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Kruse, Robert J., II – Journal of Geography, 2004
Human geography can be taught by focusing on popular culture contexts with which undergraduate students may already be familiar such as rock music. The Geography of the Beatles introduced undergraduate students to concepts of "new" cultural geography such as space, place, representation, geopolitics, social space, and tourism-pilgrimage…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Popular Culture, Music, Undergraduate Students
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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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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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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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