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Wheeler, James O. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Discusses how instructors can design a local field trip for undergraduate students enrolled in an economic geography class. The purpose of the field trip is to help students observe and interpret familiar scenes in terms of geographical concepts such as central place theory, changing land use, and spatial competition. (RM)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Educational Objectives, Field Instruction, Field Trips
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Hawkins, Michael L.; Larkins, A. Guy – Journal of Geography, 1983
A seven-lesson unit was developed to improve school map knowledge and practical map skills in primary children. The unit activities can also be modified for kindergarten children. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
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Glenn, William H. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Secondary students can study time and the motions of the sun by plotting an analemma, a graphic representation of the declination of the sun and the equation of time for every day of the year. They can collect data by measuring a dowel stick's shadow in the noon sun. (KC)
Descriptors: Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Horology, Learning Activities
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Tuller, Stanton E. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Kites allow teachers to illustrate wind patterns by calling on past experience and by present demonstration. Features of the wind illustrated by kites--the effect of surface friction on wind speed, change of wind direction with elevation, gust and lull sequence, and atmospheric stability and turbulence type--are discussed. (SR)
Descriptors: Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education
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Harries, Keith D. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Crime is a sufficiently constant and significant problem to warrant treatment in human geography courses at the high school and college levels. Issues in crime and justice are explored from a geographical perspective, a model of geographical elements in criminal justice systems is outlined and instructional applications are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Crime, Curriculum Development, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Fuller, Michael J.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1982
Lessons involve K-12 students in analyzing teacher-developed state and local thematic maps, identifying countries of the world with which their city has a linkage as indicated by local ethnic restaurants, discussing local companies involved in international trade, and learning about foreign-made products in their home and community. (RM)
Descriptors: Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Wheeler, James O. – Journal of Geography, 1988
Presents an exercise, for use in college-level economic geography courses, which teaches the concept of nodal and network accessibility with an application to manufacturing locations. Intended to guide students to think spatially and to generalize from numeric data, this out-of-class activity teaches students to discover results, to do simple…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Economics, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location
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Jacobson, Daniel – Journal of Geography, 1988
Presents five day teaching unit on Michigan's experience with Principal Meridian and Base Line, attempting to focus on reality instead of ideal situations. Especially applicable in areas where rectangular land survey is employed, the unit focuses on the evolution of prime lines and the reading of surveyors' field notes. Provides for a field…
Descriptors: Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, High Schools
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Buckler, William R. – Journal of Geography, 1988
The purpose of this paper is to promote a better understanding of contour map lines and the mental visualization of the topographic forms that they represent by detailing 17 principles of contour map reading and illustrating them with computer-generated, three-dimensional maps. (Author/BSR)
Descriptors: Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Johnson, Peter C. – Journal of Geography, 1988
States that the Model United Nations (M.U.N.) is a colorful and stimulating way to teach geography and help secondary school students overcome their indifference to classroom instruction. Outlines the procedures for implementing the M.U.N. in a classroom situation and indicates how it addresses the fundamental themes in geography. (Author/GEA)
Descriptors: Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Secondary Education
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Kelly, Joseph T.; Kelly, Gwendolyn N. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Offers background material for teachers and learning activities that are designed to integrate tactile and visual learning for elementary school students. The purpose of the activities is to foster a stronger and more stable understanding of the basic geographical concepts of relative position and direction. (JDH)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Describes an educational game that is designed to review and reinforce elementary map and compass skills and help children to use maps to plot routes to specific locations in urban areas. The game is based on a tag procedure and can be used with almost any large-scale street map. (MJP)
Descriptors: Community, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Taketa, Richard – Journal of Geography, 1996
Describes a field sketch mapping project conducted with a sixth-grade class. The project involved selecting appropriate sites around the school to map, organizing the students, and instructing them about measuring distances and drawing maps. Illustrations include assignments and examples of students' work. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning
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Hurt, Douglas A. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Describes a lesson plan that uses Main Street images of three towns to encourage students to recognize and compare human and physical characteristics of places. The lesson teaches the geographic concepts of site (absolute location) and situation (relative location) as well as introducing students to urban geography. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Architectural Character, Community Characteristics, Curriculum Development
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Smith, Richard V.; Brown, Ann E. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Utilizes students' immediate surroundings (neighborhoods, homes, communities) to illustrate the five basic themes of geography. A list of 35 questions requires students to conduct their own research and relates to basic themes such as location, movement, and regions. Includes suggestions for extending the lesson. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Characteristics, Cultural Traits, Demography
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