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Smiley, Sarah L. – Journal of Geography, 2017
The reality show "The Amazing Race" serves as a useful text for the cultural geography classroom. As competitors travel the world, they complete challenging tasks designed to be both educational and entertaining. Audiences see actual images from destinations around the world and learn about the unique cultures of these places. They also…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Programming (Broadcast), Television
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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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Conover, Georgia Davis; Miller, Jacob C. – Journal of Geography, 2014
Designed as a hybrid undergraduate class that includes online exercises and in-class discussion, Places in the Media helps students better understand the spatial politics of media that help structure our everyday lives. The article is meant as a do-it-yourself guide for instructors interested in building a course like Places in the Media. As such,…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, College Faculty, Undergraduate Study
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Hong, Jung Eun – Journal of Geography, 2014
This article reports the results of a case study that employed user-centered design to develop training tutorials for helping middle school social studies teachers use Web-based GIS in their classrooms. This study placed teachers in the center of the design process in planning, designing, and developing the tutorials. This article describes how…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Geographic Information Systems, Middle School Teachers
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Sigler, Thomas; Albandoz, Roberto I. – Journal of Geography, 2014
This article evaluates the learning outcomes of a month-long cities in film course offered during an intensive, four-week semester at a liberal arts college in the United States. The course was divided into four shorter units that explored specific cities and subregions in detail through multiple, and often conflicting, perspectives. It begins…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Instructional Design, Urbanization, Geography Instruction
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Kulo, Violet A.; Bodzin, Alec M. – Journal of Geography, 2011
This article presents a design-based research study of the implementation of an energy unit developed for middle school students. The unit utilized Google Earth and a geographic information system (GIS) to support student understanding of the world's energy resources and foster their spatial thinking skills. Findings from the prototype study…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Energy, Instructional Materials, Spatial Ability
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Hauf, James E. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Teaching world cultures in the middle-level geography classroom presents challenges both because of the complexity of culture and because of the characteristics of students of this age. One effective way to teach about a culture is through the use of cultural artifacts. This article discusses how to collect and use cultural artifacts in the…
Descriptors: Museums, Cultural Awareness, Inferences, Teaching Methods
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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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Liu, Suxia; Zhu, Xuan – Journal of Geography, 2008
Geographic information systems (GIS) are computer-based tools for geographic data analysis and spatial visualization. They have become one of the information and communications technologies for education at all levels. This article reviews the current status of GIS in schools, analyzes the requirements of a GIS-based learning environment from…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Visualization, Information Systems
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Koelsch, William A. – Journal of Geography, 2008
Swiss-born Arnold Henri Guyot (1807-1884) was the first professionally trained geographer to hold an academic position in the United States. After his migration to this country in 1848 he lived for several years in Massachusetts. During this period he introduced contemporary German-Swiss ideas of geography to key opinion leaders in an important…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Geography, Geography Instruction, Weather
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DeMers, Michael N.; Vincent, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Geography, 2007
The use of geographic information systems (GIS) in the classroom provides a robust and effective method of teaching the primary spatial skills of identification, description, and explanation of spatial pattern. A major handicap for the development of GIS-based learning experiences, especially for non-GIS specialist educators, is the availability…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Identification
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Pedersen, Paula; Farrell, Pat; McPhee, Eric – Journal of Geography, 2005
This article addresses the lack of outcome-based research on the integration of technology into pedagogy at the undergraduate college level. It describes a study performed at a Midwestern university, testing the relative effectiveness of paper and electronic topographic maps for teaching map-reading skills, and considers the relationship between…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Map Skills, Geography Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Tas, Halil I. – Journal of Geography, 2005
This paper presents a review of geographic curricula, teaching methods, materials and assessments in Turkish high schools. Geopolitics and political instability have contributed to large fluctuations in emphasis on geography in Turkish education and have also affected the content of the geography curriculum.
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Geography Instruction, High Schools, Teaching Methods
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Smith, Laurel – Journal of Geography, 2002
This article offers video lessons that interweave visual and written materials in order to introduce university undergraduates (who may or may not be geography majors) to some recent shifts in geographic inquiry. What is often described as the "cultural turn" in human geography invites us to examine more closely the politics of representation,…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Politics of Education, Undergraduate Study, Geography Instruction
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Doerr, Arthur H.; Sieve, Kenneth – Journal of Geography, 1971
At all levels of instruction commonplace items such as fruit, gelatin, golf and tennis balls, and sugar cubes can be used to demonstrate geographic concepts such as earth-sun relations, locative grid, structure of the earth, glaciation. Tactile and visual demonstrations in which students participate are more effective than other alternatives. (NH)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Geographic Concepts, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Procedures
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