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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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Martis, Kenneth C. – Journal of Geography, 2005
The geographical analyses and descriptions of Appalachia "not only reflect reality, but they help to constitute this reality." This work first analyzes the status of the North American (United States and Canada) regional courses in the 210 geography degree-granting institutions listed in the Association of American Geographers…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geography, Textbook Content, Content Analysis
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Salter, Christopher L. – Journal of Geography, 1979
Reviews and evaluates a selection of influential geography textbooks on East Asia and China. The 11 textbooks are ranked in 20 categories for the purpose of facilitating textbook selection and helping instructors evaluate the texts they are currently using. Specific strengths and weaknesses of each text are identified. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Harper, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Today two opportunities are open to geography educators. First they must respond to the new opportunity to return geography to a place in the preparation of business students. Second, geography educators must take advantage of the current interest in international understanding and global education. New courses and textbooks are needed. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Business Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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Holdsworth, Deryck – Journal of Geography, 1984
The historical development of Canada's very diverse geographic regions is discussed. Although Canadian regions and provinces have always been in a position of economic servitude to foreign or central Canadian markets, they still maintain strong regional loyalties. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Differences, Economic Status, Geographic Regions
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Burghardt, Andrew F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Canada did not develop strong ties with the Third World until well after World War II. Three factors that have channeled and limited Canada's relationships with developing nations--location, history, and internal political relationships--are discussed. Also examined are patterns of Canadian foreign aid and investment and peace-seeking efforts. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Knight, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Concentrating on events in Canada during the last ten years, this article discusses the Quebec separatist movement and other strong regionalisms in Canada. Important processes involved with conflict and compromise within the Canadian state are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Wonders, William C. – Journal of Geography, 1984
In the last 40 years the Canadian North has changed socially and culturally as a result of economic pressures and federal government policy decisions. Environmental and cultural conditions of the Canadian North are discussed, and the past, present, and future roles of the North in Canada are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Canada Natives, Cultural Traits, Economic Development
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McIlwraith, Thomas F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Rural and small-town Ontario, Canada is introduced through illustrations and discussions of seven typical elements that helped shape the province: cemetery, house, barn, hall, fence, roadscape, and main street. Having students make and discuss sketches is an excellent way to help them learn about the human geography of an area. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Field Studies, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Yeates, Maurice – Journal of Geography, 1984
The Windsor-Quebec City axis is Canada's most important economic entity. The axis comprises four distinct physiographic units, with considerable climatic variation across the area. Containing two distinct linguistic groups (English and French), the axis has a rich agricultural system and is the manufacturing heartland of Canada. (RM)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Climate, Geography Instruction
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Miller, E. Willard; de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Instructors at all levels can draw on a wide range of materials to teach a course on the geography of Canada. Resources cited include books, journal articles, professional literature, data and maps, films, filmstrips, and slide sets. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Richason, Benjamin F., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Columbus sighted Jamaica during his second voyage and was marooned there for more than a year during his fourth. The succession of early maps of Jamaica betrays its slow development and its unimportance to early colonizers. Modern tourism is the elusive "gold" which the Spanish fortune hunters did not find. (CS)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cartography, Colonialism, Foreign Countries
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Gullick, Charles J. M. R. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Describes the ethnic history and the economic development of Jamaica from its beginnings as a Spanish colony through British rule to post-World War II independence. Rastafarianism, an extremist Black nationalist movement, arose after independence. Its militancy is due to an overwhelmingly Black majority population, with few countervailing ethnic…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Black History, Blacks, Colonialism
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Haverluk, Terrence – Journal of Geography, 1997
Traces the settlement and demographic patterns of Hispanic Americans in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Although originally concentrated in the southwest, Hispanics began migrating northward into some northeastern areas after World War II. Includes maps and tables detailing these demographics. (MJP)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Interrelationships, Demography, Ethnic Groups
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Bigelow, Bruce – Journal of Geography, 1989
Explains how a world civilization course at Butler University (Indiana) was significantly enhanced after a geographic perspective was used to introduce students to various cultures. Describes the units on China and pre-revolutionary Russia. Outcomes included a better understanding and appreciation for geography by both students and teachers. (GG)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Regions
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