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High, Colin; Richards, Paul – Journal of Geography, 1972
Practical instructions about using the random walk drainage network simulation model as a teaching excercise are given and the results discussed. A source of directional bias in the resulting simulated drainage patterns is identified and given an interpretation in the terms of the model. Three points of educational value concerning the model are…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Higher Education
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Seiter, David M. – Journal of Geography, 1988
Highlights instructional materials provided in ERIC's "Resources in Education" (RIE) and "Current Index to Journals in Education" (CIJE) on human-environment interaction and individualized instruction in geography. Each of the seven documents or articles is accompanied by a brief description and a method for obtaining…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Earth Science, Human Geography, Individual Instruction
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Bell, Thomas L. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Richard Boyer and David Savageau's book "Places Rated Almanac" is described, and ways the book can be used in secondary and college geography classes are discussed. The book rates the quality of the following aspects of urban life: climate and terrain, housing, health care, environment, crime, transportation, education, and recreation.…
Descriptors: Climate, Crime, Education, Geography Instruction
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Mather, Cotton – Journal of Geography, 1984
Historical, psychological, geographical, and economic aspects of the relationship between Canada and the United States are discussed. Suggestions are presented to help American geographers planning to attend the upcoming National Council for Geographic Education conference in Toronto, Canada, enhance their understanding of Canada. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conferences, Economics, Geography Instruction
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Burghardt, Andrew F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Canada did not develop strong ties with the Third World until well after World War II. Three factors that have channeled and limited Canada's relationships with developing nations--location, history, and internal political relationships--are discussed. Also examined are patterns of Canadian foreign aid and investment and peace-seeking efforts. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Yeates, Maurice – Journal of Geography, 1984
The Windsor-Quebec City axis is Canada's most important economic entity. The axis comprises four distinct physiographic units, with considerable climatic variation across the area. Containing two distinct linguistic groups (English and French), the axis has a rich agricultural system and is the manufacturing heartland of Canada. (RM)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Climate, Geography Instruction
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Miller, E. Willard; de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Instructors at all levels can draw on a wide range of materials to teach a course on the geography of Canada. Resources cited include books, journal articles, professional literature, data and maps, films, filmstrips, and slide sets. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Miller, E. Willard – Journal of Geography, 1984
The national parks of the United States are widely known for their unique physical environments. Described are 10 sets of slides that will acquaint students with the parks' landforms and geologic processes. (RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Geography Instruction, Geology
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Powell, William E. – Journal of Geography, 1984
The purpose of this article is to provide college level physical geography and geology teachers with practical and simple techniques to help students classify and understand igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Essential equipment is also discussed, and recommended readings are listed. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geology, Higher Education, Physical Geography