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Hardwick, Susan W. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that the content, skills, and perspectives specified for preservice teacher education in the National Geography Standards are essential for dissemination of the Standards to classrooms across the nation. Presents a model curriculum based on this approach. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Doering, Aaron; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Describes GEO-Teach, a project designed to develop a model preservice curriculum for secondary geography teachers. Maintains that it incorporates the National Geography Standards and merges content and pedagogy through cooperation between academic geographers and education faculty. (CFR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Fredrich, Barbara E. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Uses ethnic recipes to analyze new and old world post-Columbian exchange of domesticated plants and animals in an introductory cultural geography course. Describes student research projects and includes tables of domesticated plants and animals by region and use. Also provides two student sample recipes with lists of ingredient origins. (NL)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Course Content, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Exchange
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Lockledge, Ann – Journal of Geography, 1991
Suggests using an example versus nonexample format to teach geographical concepts related to landforms in the elementary grade classroom. Describes lesson plans and includes objectives, methods, and instructional strategies. Recommends using a conceptual framework rather than rote memorization. (NL)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Course Content, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Havill, Thomas; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1994
Describes a four-credit college course for preservice elementary and secondary teachers. Declares that the course is a model that integrates basic geography content with appropriate teaching strategies. Outlines the origins and development of the course and includes a copy of the class syllabus. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Brothers, Timothy S. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Uses the U.S. General Land Office Survey as a source of data for reconstruction of local presettlement vegetation patterns in the United States. Data serve as a basis for an introductory biogeography course at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Includes field exercises, questions, and tables of frequency of witness-trees records. (NL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, College Curriculum, Course Content, Field Instruction
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Harrington, John A., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1991
Employs weather forecasting contests as a strategy for teaching about the weather, climate, and atmosphere. States that competency in understanding concepts and the ability to develop logical constructs about atmospheric processes are enhanced. Includes suggestions for teaching weather forecasting at all grade levels, and describes a contest at…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Competition, Concept Teaching, Course Content
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Purkayastha, Bandana – Journal of Geography, 1995
Presents a method for teaching about cultural landscapes in introductory geography classes by comparing Italian Renaissance gardens with Japanese Zen gardens. Discusses the background and attributes of both garden types. Maintains that, by contrasting the two traditions, it is possible to illustrate cultural landscapes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Buddhism, Course Content, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Cole, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Discusses a model program at the University of Northern Colorado for preparing secondary geography teachers. Asserts that the program's key feature is the presence of an outstanding secondary teacher in residence throughout the year who team-teaches the geography teaching methods course. (CFR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Natoli, Salvatore J. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Presents a historical overview of the educational reform movement that produced the "Guidelines for Geographic Education: Elementary and Secondary Schools" and the "Fundamental Themes of Geography." Describes the efforts that led to the identification of the five fundamental themes and their translation into ordinary language.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Educational Change, Educational History
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de Blij, Harm J. – Journal of Geography, 1974
Topics on the subject of continental drift are discussed for teacher use in promoting student interest in coastlines, mountain ranges, and landscapes in general. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Towler, John – Journal of Geography, 1981
Discusses problems in Canadian environmental education, stressing the scarcity of geographical concepts in course content at all levels. Research indicates the lack of a coherent policy toward environmental education and a shortage of skilled teachers. The author recommends that geographers actively assist educators in applying geographic…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy
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Brook, George A.; Brook, Diane L. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Summarizes recent trends in geography education in the secondary schools of Great Britain. Data are drawn from a 1971-72 survey, an analysis of popular syllabuses, an examination of recent curriculum developments, and information obtained from teachers in inner-city and suburban schools in London. (KC)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum, Educational Research
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Snaden, James N. – Journal of Geography, 1978
A 1973 survey of middle, junior, and senior high schools in Connecticut indicated that more schools teach geography now than they did in 1968; more geography courses are required now; no major curriculum changes have occurred since 1968; geography courses are oriented toward social studies; and geography is strongest in junior high schools.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Educational Practices
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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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