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Johnson, Diane – Journal of Geography, 1983
A "maps in the news" unit can be used to help middle and junior high school students in many subject areas recognize basic map components and identify and analyze thematic maps while building writing skills. Prior to beginning the unit, the teacher introduces students to thematic maps, the parts of a map, and writing organization (topic…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Current Events, Geography Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Woodring, Paul – Journal of Geography, 1984
Geography instruction provides a basis for more education and for life. A knowledge of geography is basic to the study of history, economics, political science, geology, biology, and many other disciplines. Geographical knowledge is essential for daily activities such as reading a newspaper or comprehending world events. (RM)
Descriptors: Back to Basics, Basic Skills, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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O'Kelley, Mariana W.; Napp, Janet L. – Journal of Geography, 1973
Activities designed for primary children to develop the geographic concepts of spatial arrangement and location, as well as to build basic map skills, are outlined. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Basic Skills, Fundamental Concepts, Geographic Concepts
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Quinn, Joyce A. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Describes a geography literacy quiz project developed by the Geography Club at California State University (Fresno). Reports that poor quiz results sparked interest in developing programs to ensure geographic literacy. Comments on a program at Dos Palos (California) High School that will require geography proficiency examinations for graduation by…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Criteria