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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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Meierding, Barbara S. – Journal of Geography, 1973
The development, implementation and assessment of a teacher-developed individualized learning program for two ninth grade physical geography classes are reported. (KM)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Course Descriptions, Experimental Teaching, Geography
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Meyer, Douglas K. – Journal of Geography, 1973
In this paper a media technique, the photographic essay, is examined and suggested for use in geographic education. The procedures for planning and executing photographic essays using slides are explained. Attention is given to establishing objectives and organizing slides accordingly for effective learning. Basid principles of photographic…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Planning, Geography Instruction, Media Selection
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Parker, Christopher S. – Journal of Geography, 1971
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Secondary Education
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Patterson, Kathie; Vetters, Linda – Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents lessons on the geography of the desert designed to teach that different subjects are interrelated and dependant on each other. Explains that the goal was to help students understand that geography is a way of looking at the world not just a study of maps. Includes activities in reading, mathematics, art, and science. (DK)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Hartman, Jeffrey; Vogeler, Ingolf – Journal of Geography, 1993
Describes the development and use of a geography instructional game that is based on the actual travels of U.S. Secretaries of State. Contends that analyzing the nations visited provides clues to international events and foreign policy development. Provides maps and charts detailing visits by Secretaries of State between 1866 and 1990. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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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
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Gossette, Frank; Wheeler, Jean Dykema – Journal of Geography, 1993
Describes a college level course in which computer mapping is incorporated into the geography curriculum. Discusses problems associated with using commercial mapping software in the general geography classroom. Concludes that students have reduced computer anxiety and a better understanding of geographic concepts as a result of the computer…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Course Content
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Bednarz, Robert S.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Contends that the introduction of the Five Themes of Geography has revitalized geography in the K-12 curriculum. Argues that physical geography is left out of the "Movement" theme. Presents a set of physical geography ideas to help teachers implement the theme. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction
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Jennings, Steven A. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Describes an instructional activity in which students collected and analyzed data from an urban environment. Explains that students developed an "urban attractiveness scale" and used it to rate different urban areas. Concludes that the exercise was effective as a learning activity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning, Field Studies
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Lueckenhoff, Mark – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that geography teachers should consider using HyperCard because of its ease of use and capabilities. Maintains that HyperCard can be used by teachers to develop nonlinear instructional materials and by students to present research projects. Concludes that the process of creating HyperCard stacks promotes student investigation and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Databases, Educational Media, Educational Strategies
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Depoali, Kendyl – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that presidential elections and the Electoral College provide opportunities to combine instruction in government and geography. Presents a week-long unit designed for grades 6-12 that utilizes 4 different instructional strategies. Includes relevant excerpts from the U.S. Constitution and data sheets, maps, and charts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Elections
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Fitzsimons, Dennis – Journal of Geography, 1989
Defines basic typographic terminology and offers two classroom projects using microcomputers to create and use type. Discusses typeface, type families, type style, type size, and type font. Examples of student projects that include the creation of bulletin board displays and page-size maps. (KO)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Groop, Richard; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1985
Described and evaluated are microcomputer units of instruction that were developed for use in undergraduate geography courses. Students responded favorably to the modules--"Socioeconomic Patterns,""Economic Rent,""Sampling Distribution of Sample Means,""Land Use Competition,""Data Classing,""Weather and Climate," and "Landforms." (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Geography Instruction
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Bain, Nancy R.; Bain, George W. – Journal of Geography, 1985
A geography workbook developed to teach upper division college-level geography students and beginning graduate students how to use a college library is described. Research on the use of the workbook indicates that directed instruction is beneficial to student learning of library resources. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Information Sources
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