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Moseley, William G.; Watson, Nancy H. – Journal of Geography, 2016
''Agriculture, Food, and Rural Land Use" constitutes a major part of the AP Human Geography course outline. This article explores challenging topics to teach, emerging research trends in agricultural geography, and sample teaching approaches for concretizing abstract topics. It addresses content identified as "essential knowledge"…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Secondary Education
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Harris, Lauren McArthur; Wirz, Jennifer Palacios; Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Libbee, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article describes the findings of a study involving a professional development program that prepared middle school teachers to integrate content on the earliest eras of world history and world geography. In particular, this study focused on participants' (n = 37) use of geographic resources to integrate geography and history and to encourage…
Descriptors: Geography, Instruction, History Instruction, Faculty Development
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Hoalst-Pullen, Nancy; Gatrell, Jay D. – Journal of Geography, 2011
This article explores the contemporary function and value of field-oriented geography experiences for university-level students. The article details the design and delivery of an interinstitutional field course that partnered faculty and students--both graduate and undergraduate--from two geography programs with different curricular and research…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Institutional Cooperation, College Faculty
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Wetherholt, William A.; Rundquist, Bradley C. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Easier access to submeter imagery has fueled debates over ethical uses of remote sensing. Some have called for ethics instruction to counter undesired uses of the technology. Here, this article reports the results of a survey examining attitudes related to teaching ethics in remote sensing. It was found that 52 percent of respondents teaching…
Descriptors: Satellites (Aerospace), Ethics, Surveys, Course Content
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Simon, Stephanie – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article draws upon the author's experiences with designing and teaching a lower-level undergraduate course, Geography and Gender. It is proposed that there is a relative lack of resources available for conducting geography courses on gender, feminism, and/or sexuality and as such, this article addresses issues of text selection, course…
Descriptors: Geography, Sexuality, Censorship, Gender Issues
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Hovorka, Alice Judith – Journal of Geography, 2009
Through an instructional approach, this article offers a template for a classroom-based geography capstone course grounded in pedagogical elements of synthesis and reflection, as based on exploration of ten key geographic ideas. It provides insights into course goals, structure, and components for instructors who may wish to implement it in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, College Curriculum, College Instruction
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Frazier, John W. – Journal of Geography, 2008
Increasing multicultural course offerings in the undergraduate curriculum is a challenge for geography programs. Effective approaches to teaching multicultural geography of the United States include emphasizing institutional affects on minority populations and the life experiences and geographic expressions of minority groups. This article shares…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Multicultural Education, Geography, Learning Strategies
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WinklerPrins, Antoinette M. G. A.; Weisenborn, Beth N.; Groop, Richard E.; Arbogast, Alan F. – Journal of Geography, 2007
During academic year 1999-2000, the Geography Department at Michigan State University (MSU) launched a program of online geography courses. Since then, four undergraduate online geography courses have been collectively developed and delivered to over 4,500 domestic and international students in association with MSU's Virtual University Design and…
Descriptors: Geography, Virtual Universities, Online Courses, Geography Instruction
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Dittmer, Jason – Journal of Geography, 2005
This contribution to the "Comments" section first introduces a metric designed to estimate the amount of attention given to different countries of the world in academia using Internet "term paper mills". This metric is used to introduce a call for the incorporation of more geographic education regarding peripheral areas of the world into the…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Geography, College Curriculum, Geography Instruction
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Hantula, James – Journal of Geography, 1975
An analogy in the form of an analogue to our culture is useful as a tool for selection of pertinent content and skills, and it is appropriate as a curriculum tool when complemented by the axioms of education. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Educational Principles
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Lee, Roger – Journal of Geography, 1983
How social influences have affected ideas current in the teaching of geography and recent developments in the field is examined. A case is made for change in the content and objectives of geography instruction. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Geographic Concepts
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Claval, Paul C. – Journal of Geography, 1983
The educational history of geography instruction in France from 1870, when it was first taught at the university level, through the 1970s is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Educational Change, Educational History
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Pryde, Philip R. – Journal of Geography, 1985
The results of a 1983-84 survey to determine the number and content of energy courses in geography at the college level are presented. The study revealed that 34 courses dealing almost exclusively with energy were offered in geography departments on 28 campuses. A wide variety of content was found. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Trends
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Powell, William E. – Journal of Geography, 1986
At many colleges and universities, an opportunity exists for geographers to offer and popularize an interesting course that includes as its central theme geographical, geological, and ecological hazards and disaster. The course is outlined and described, and instructional materials are listed. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Geography Instruction, Hazardous Materials
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Davenport, David Paul – Journal of Geography, 1981
Discusses the methods used to develop a secondary level geography unit using James Michener's "Caravans." A list of pertinent suppplementary films is included. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Fiction, Films, Geography Instruction
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