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Allen, Rodney F.; Molina, Laurie E. S. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Suggests the use of picture postcards as a vehicle for teaching geographic concepts. Describes the development of postcards. Discusses the use of postcards for thinking skill development, as a social historical record, and as a study of the images of the places represented on the cards. (DK)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Bailey, William H. – Journal of Geography, 1980
To shed light on the prevalance of families choosing one residential area over another on the basis of the quality of schools in each area, the article explores whether a geography of intelligence exists in a small Kentucky town of approximately 20,000 people. Findings indicated significant spatial associations among IQ, achievement, and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Land Use
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Shortridge, James R. – Journal of Geography, 1978
Reviews the historical implications of the Protestant-Catholic division and analyzes the current distribution of Catholics in the national population. Catholic immigrants, who came to the big northeastern cities, were regarded by the rural Protestant settlers as representing negative aspects of an urban-industrial state. Today Catholic groups are…
Descriptors: Catholics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Geography
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Ansley, Mary Jane; Pritchard, Sandra F. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Notes that the story of George Washington's encampment at Valley Forge is seldom told without reference to the bitter cold winter Washington and his troops endured. Shows how to use historical reports of weather information to allow students to judge for themselves whether the winter at Valley Forge then was harsher than winters in the same area…
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Inquiry