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Smiley, Sarah L. – Journal of Geography, 2017
The reality show "The Amazing Race" serves as a useful text for the cultural geography classroom. As competitors travel the world, they complete challenging tasks designed to be both educational and entertaining. Audiences see actual images from destinations around the world and learn about the unique cultures of these places. They also…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Programming (Broadcast), Television
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Barton, Karen – Journal of Geography, 2017
University students often cite field experiences as some of their most important and memorable. Yet research shows that field trips are on the decline in many colleges and universities; this shift may impact geography courses that are traditionally field based. Often cited is the problem of instructor time, increased enrollment, and concerns over…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Food Processing Occupations, Field Trips, Field Experience Programs
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Benton-Short, Lisa; Monk, Liliana – Journal of Geography, 2016
"Perspectives on Urban Geography" constitutes a major part of the AP Human Geography course outline. In this article, urban core revitalization and rising suburban poverty are considered as two challenges facing cities in developed countries; and industrialization and the growth of megacities as two challenges facing cities in developing…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, Human Geography, Urban Renewal
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Hong, Jung Eun – Journal of Geography, 2014
This article reports the results of a case study that employed user-centered design to develop training tutorials for helping middle school social studies teachers use Web-based GIS in their classrooms. This study placed teachers in the center of the design process in planning, designing, and developing the tutorials. This article describes how…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Geographic Information Systems, Middle School Teachers
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Sawyer, Carol F.; Butler, David R.; Curtis, Mary – Journal of Geography, 2010
Environmental change is ideally taught through field observations; however, leaving the classroom is often unrealistic due to financial and logistical constraints. The Internet offers several feasible alternatives using webcams that instructors can use to illustrate a variety of geographic examples and exercises for students. This article explores…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Physical Environment, Classroom Techniques, Technology Uses in Education
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Dunn, James M. – Journal of Geography, 2009
This is a ready-to-use simulation that has high school students portraying all of the key players that decide how water from the Colorado River will be allocated. Students act as judges, lobbyists, news analysts, and even protesters during a mock water conference. Water supply is promised beyond nature's delivery, so the problem is real and will…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Water, Geography, Climate
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di Palma, Maria Teresa – Journal of Geography, 2009
Films are often used in schools to illustrate geography, but doing so may favor mainly passive learning. An experiment with twenty-eight pupils aged thirteen years (a whole class) had the aim of using cinema to promote active geographical learning. First, it was ascertained what the dominant geographical stereotypes were among the pupils and the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Films, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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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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Ives-Dewey, Dorothy – Journal of Geography, 2008
Geography increasingly relies on training of professionals who can apply geographic concepts to solve real-world problems. The planning profession for years has been training professionals to work in the area of community planning. Planning programs typically include experiential learning modules throughout the curriculum. This article looks at…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Experiential Learning, Community Planning, Geographic Concepts
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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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O'Brien, William E. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses a class project on residential segregation in Florida's metropolitan areas for which students analyzed trends regarding African Americans relative to white populations using data from 1980 to 2000. The project provided a means of teaching the importance of geographical perspectives to nongeography students in an…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Geography, Class Activities, Residential Patterns
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Montgomery, Keith – Journal of Geography, 2006
This letter presents data concerning variation in average annual temperatures by altitude and latitude, along with some suggested class exercises.
Descriptors: Class Activities, Climate, Statistical Data, Annual Reports
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Steinbrink, John E.; Helmer, Joel W. – Journal of Geography, 2004
Students analyze a contemporary geopolitical event from a comprehensive geographic perspective using role play simulation, discussion, and decision-making. The three-day activity provides teachers with a realistic, ready-made classroom lesson that combines powerful conceptual learning with drama and surprise. The task of the teacher is to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Terrorism, Global Approach, Simulation
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Webster, Gerald R. – Journal of Geography, 2004
The United States is undergoing rapid demographic change leading to growing racial, ethnic, religious and economic diversity in our classrooms. Our students can be sensitized to this growing diversity through exposure to the concept of social justice. The purpose of this article is to provide examples of how social justice issues can be included…
Descriptors: Demography, Students, Justice, Politics
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