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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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Kaya, Ilhan – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article consists of two parts. The first part provides an overview of Muslim Americans and the role of Islam in their lives. The second part of the article includes a classroom exercise about how to teach Islam and Muslim Americans. The main vehicle for this exercise is a PBS documentary titled "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet." The exercise…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Muslims
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McClurg, Patricia A.; Buss, Alan – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article explains a professional development experience of fifth to twelfth grade teachers in using geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies to enhance classroom teaching and learning environments. A key challenge faced by the developers was whether teachers would value the technology tools enough…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Geography Instruction
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Russo, Richard A. – Journal of Geography, 2004
This paper addresses the neglect of social justice a social change in the undergraduate general education curriculum at a community college. The intended audience of this paper is community college instructors with heavy teaching loads of mostly general education courses. Without pretending to be a rigorous analysis of theories of radical pedagogy…
Descriptors: Justice, Social Change, Undergraduate Study, General Education
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Kenreich, Todd W. – Journal of Geography, 2004
After more than a decade of funding from the "National Geographic Society," questions have increasingly been raised about the effectiveness of geographic alliances as vehicles for professional development in geographic education. This study explores the impact of participation in a summer institute on teacher beliefs and practices in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Classroom Techniques
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Birdsall, Stephen S. – Journal of Geography, 2003
Students' established conclusions about the world can often hinder a teacher's efforts to suggest new ideas and new ways to pursue alternative explanations. Flexible thinking helps students practice the value that one's present conclusions should remain tentative and subject to re-evaluation. Meinig's ten alternative perspectives for seeing a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Experiential Learning, Physical Geography
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Brodsky, Harold – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that all maps lie in two ways: (1) by concealing part of the whole truth or (2) by falsifying some part of the truth. Discusses how this topic can be used in geography instruction. Includes a description of class assignments and figures illustrating how maps and written directions include inaccuracies and deliberate lies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Classroom Techniques, Deception, Educational Strategies
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Heatwole, Charles A. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Discusses an instructional strategy for a college-level, geography course in which changes in student's attitudes about specific U.S. states are observed. Describes the process of collecting and analyzing data from students about desirable and undesirable states. Concludes that physical environment and perceived social factors are important…
Descriptors: Cartography, Classroom Techniques, Geographic Distribution, Geography
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Brown, Brock – Journal of Geography, 1989
Presents a checklist for instructors preparing to teach a large geography lecture class. Suggests having enough supplies, especially paper for copying; ordering enough textbooks; making sure that seats have writing surfaces; writing out examination policies; and other time-saving management procedures. (GG)
Descriptors: Administration, Class Organization, Classroom Techniques, Course Organization
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Baerwald, Thomas J. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Presents thirteen tips for teaching geography that are useful for any type of presentation and audience. These tips stress the types of information that should be presented, how it should be presented, and what specifics of the information should be illuminated. (AEM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Hudman, Lloyd E. – Journal of Geography, 1972
A structure for a class using the inquiry or problem-solving method of teaching is presented to maximize interaction between the members of the class. This structure involves geographic concepts of orientation, distance, shape and size of group. (Author)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Techniques, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Manson, Gary – Journal of Geography, 1973
Questioning is an important teaching skill. Teaching should be able to ask thinking' questions as well as memory' questions and they should be able to ask questions about ideas as well as facts. Two dimensions of a question are reviewed; the dimensions are then combined into a matrix illustrating thirteen types of cognitive questions. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Objectives, Geography Instruction, Learning Processes
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McColl, Robert W. – Journal of Geography, 1972
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Groups, Geography Instruction
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Sommer, John W. – Journal of Geography, 1973
The Munificent Hexagon is an oral gaming-examination that generates avid participation on the part of the student and stimulates intense interaction between instructor and student. This is seen to be an important antidote to the anonymity threatening academia. The gaming examination proves useful for course evaluation and testing. (Author)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Course Evaluation, Educational Games
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Allen, Rodney F. – Journal of Geography, 1989
Contends that the gap between image and reality as contrasted between tourist brochures and the realities of a country can be used by teachers to create high interest or to encourage critical thinking skills in students. Outlines the process for teaching about a selected country utilizing travel brochures. (SLM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Geography Instruction
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