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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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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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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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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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Brown, Daniel G.; Olson, Judy M. – Journal of Geography, 2001
Outlines a course in Digital Terrain Analysis taught at Michigan State University (Lansing) during the 1997 spring semester. Explains that focus groups were conducted with enrolled students about the usefulness of the course material and with geography majors and non-geography majors to determine any barriers they might have in taking the course…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Evaluation, Focus Groups, Geography Instruction
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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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Norton, William – Journal of Geography, 1984
Interpretations of culture and land relationships are considered. A more limited definition of culture necessitates a more restricted course content for cultural geography. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Culture, Definitions, Geography Instruction
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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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Hamilton, William G. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Describes an innovative college geography course. The course increased student awareness of common landscape phenomena and stimulated recognition and comprehension of landscape components and their linkages in space and time. An outline shows lecture-discussion topics and reading assignments. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Experimental Programs
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Gritzner, Charles F. – Journal of Geography, 1977
The author cautions teachers to avoid erroneous information and myths when teaching geography courses. He gives examples of easily made factual mistakes, legends, and common misconceptions about geographical concepts and data. (AV)
Descriptors: Bias, Course Content, Data, Elementary Secondary Education
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