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Smiley, Sarah L.; Post, Chris W. – Journal of Geography, 2014
The introductory level course Geography of the U.S. and Canada requires students to grasp large amounts of complex material, oftentimes using a lecture-based pedagogical approach. This article outlines two ways that popular music can be successfully used in the geography classroom. First, songs are used to review key concepts and characteristics…
Descriptors: Geography, Foreign Countries, Music, Teaching Methods
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Krakowka, Amy Richmond – Journal of Geography, 2012
Field trips have been acknowledged as valuable learning experiences in geography. This article uses Kolb's (1984) experiential learning model to discuss how students learn and how field trips can help enhance learning. Using Kolb's experiential learning theory as a guide in the design of field trips helps ensure that field trips contribute to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Geography, Learning Theories
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Bloodworth, Gina; Petersen, Naomi Jeffery – Journal of Geography, 2011
As a result of reduced formal instruction and reduced direct experience in the natural environment, students suffer from a deficiency in geographic literacy. Informal learning environments, such as a model railroad exhibit at a history museum, can be exploited to introduce key geographic concepts (e.g., scalar compression, landscape…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Informal Education, Cooperation, Visualization
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Hupy, Joseph P. – Journal of Geography, 2011
This article describes the benefits of combining field-based learning within the context of a competitive setting in the geography curriculum. Findings and data are presented based on experiences gathered from teaching an upper-level university geography course that combined geographic techniques and theory into a game of capture-the-flag.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, Geographic Concepts, Competition
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McClain, Stephen S. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Popular music can be used to study many subjects and issues related to the social sciences. "Geographies of American Popular Music" was a workshop that not only examined the history and development of select genres of American music, it also introduced students to basic geographic concepts such as the culture hearth and spatial diffusion. Through…
Descriptors: Music, Social Sciences, Geographic Concepts, Popular Culture
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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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Rees, Peter W.; Silberman, Jordan A. – Journal of Geography, 2010
The Delaware Geography-Health Initiative is a Web- and GIS-based set of lesson units for teaching geographic concepts and research methods within the context of the state's high school geography standards. Each unit follows a research-based, inquiry-centered model addressing questions of health because of Delaware's high incidence of cancer,…
Descriptors: Prenatal Care, Units of Study, Research Methodology, Geography
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Donaldson, Daniel P.; Kuhlke, Olaf – Journal of Geography, 2009
Consistent with developments in American education pedagogy, geography educators have made great strides exploring a wide range of high- and low-tech methods for teaching and learning geographic concepts. This article draws on a qualitative analysis of essays in which college students discuss tenets of the National Geography Standards in the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Geography Instruction, Geographic Concepts, Standards
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Resler, Lynn M.; Kolivras, Korine N. – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article presents a field technique that exposes students to the indirect effects of habitat fragmentation on plant distributions through studying edge effects. This assignment, suited for students in an introductory biogeography or resource geography class, increases students' knowledge of basic biogeographic concepts such as environmental…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physical Geography, Natural Resources, Biodiversity
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Baker, Thomas R.; Palmer, Anita M.; Kerski, Joseph J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article examines the results of an online national survey of K-12 educators who attended a series of GIS training workshops conducted by the authors between 1998 and 2004. Data from the self-report survey (N = 186) suggest new information about potential changes in instruction and assessment patterns following GIS training. The survey…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Workshops, Professional Development, National Surveys
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Hardwick, Susan W.; Davis, Robert L. – Journal of Geography, 2009
The use of content-based language instruction (CBI) offers an innovative and effective method for teaching core geographic concepts and skills while students study a second language. This article focuses on a collaborative initiative developed and tested by university and high school level geography and second-language educators. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Geographic Concepts, Second Language Instruction
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Bodzin, Alec M.; Cirucci, Lori – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article describes a design partnership that investigated how to integrate Google Earth, remotely sensed satellite and aerial imagery, with other instructional resources to investigate ground cover and land use in diverse middle school classrooms. Data analysis from the implementation study revealed that students acquired skills for…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Land Use, Urban Areas, Data Analysis
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Jo, Injeong; Bednarz, Sarah Witham – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article examines whether questions embedded in geography textbooks address three components of spatial thinking: concepts of space, tools of representation, and processes of reasoning. A three-dimensional taxonomy of spatial thinking was developed and used to evaluate questions in four high school level geography textbooks. The results…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Cognitive Processes, Geography Instruction, Spatial Ability
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di Palma, Maria Teresa – Journal of Geography, 2009
Films are often used in schools to illustrate geography, but doing so may favor mainly passive learning. An experiment with twenty-eight pupils aged thirteen years (a whole class) had the aim of using cinema to promote active geographical learning. First, it was ascertained what the dominant geographical stereotypes were among the pupils and the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Films, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Lackstrom, Kirsten; Stroup, Laura J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
Greenways are prominent features of many urban landscapes and synthesize several geographic topics: human-environment interactions, urban ecosystems, and the promotion of sustainability within riverine corridors. Greenways are easily accessible and provide an opportunity for students at various grade levels to study interactions across physical…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Earth Science, Urban Environment, Standards
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