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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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Shin, Eui-kyung – Journal of Geography, 2006
This research was based on an instructional module developed and used to investigate whether GIS can be used to enhance fourth grade students' geographic knowledge and map skills. Another goal was to identify challenges the teacher and the students face using GIS. Findings from the study suggest that using GIS in the classroom helps students…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Map Skills, Geography Instruction, Elementary Education
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Kerski, Joseph J. – Journal of Geography, 2003
Geographic information systems (GIS) technology and methods have transformed decision-making in society by bringing geographic analysis to the desktop computer. Although some educators consider GIS to be a promising means for implementing reform, it has been adopted by less than 2 percent of American high schools. The reasons behind the interest…
Descriptors: High Schools, Geography, Information Systems, Computer Uses in Education
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Schlene, Vickie J. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Presents an annotated list of nine selected resource materials from the ERIC Information System database that were designed by classroom teachers. Maintains that these provide effective alternatives to textbooks and other commercially produced materials. (CFR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Reading Materials