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Straussfogel, Debra – Journal of Geography, 1997
Presents a conceptual framework that embeds ideas from world-systems theory within the larger context known as the theory of dissipative structures. This perspective reflects the interconnectedness of individual and separate places into a larger global system that is a single functioning spatial entity. (MJP)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Free Enterprise System
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Tuathail, Gearoid O; McCormack, Derek – Journal of Geography, 1998
Reflects on the experience of teaching a large undergraduate course on the geography of global conflict. A World Wide Web site featuring an archive of conflicts around the globe was designed and integrated into the course. Discusses issues concerning the design and maintenance of the Web site and its usefulness as a learning resource. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Conflict, Databases
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Wall, Colleen – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that is necessary to consider geography when shaping foreign policy. Presents a secondary school group activity designed to integrate geography with other social science disciplines. Includes objectives keyed to the five themes of geography and step-by-step instructional procedures. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction
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Brierley, John – Journal of Geography, 1990
Argues that learning about winds and ocean currents will help students understand the achievements of explorers in history in light of physical elements and technologies of their time. Presents a three-day lesson for teaching secondary geography units on locations and regions of winds and currents, and historic effects of winds and currents on…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Environmental Education
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Drake, Christine – Journal of Geography, 1987
Discusses geographical illiteracy in the United States and the problems of inadequate international awareness and poor understanding of major global issues. Examines what citizens should know, why they should care, and what people should do about the lack of global knowledge. Presents a list of 57 references dealing with global issues. (GEA)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Global Approach, International Education, World Affairs
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Good, James K. – Journal of Geography, 1986
Presents a teaching strategy which integrates common demographic and economic transitions models in order to help students understand why societies are unequal in their level of economic attainment. (JDH)
Descriptors: Demography, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Geography
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Wilms, Douglas C.; Steinbrink, John E. – Journal of Geography, 1971
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Cartier, Carolyn; Rothenberg-Aalami, Jessica – Journal of Geography, 1999
Explores the origins and significance of the "victim" debate within global feminism. Focuses on the divide produced by the victim debate by examining the evolution of two development planning platforms. Discusses issues facing women in a China under reform and the relevance of the victim debate in the Chinese context. (CMK)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Empowerment, Females, Feminism
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Bock, Judith K. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Presents project designed to teach eighth grade gifted and talented students about geographic themes and locational skills. Describes the lesson plan, applying the 5 fundamental geography themes to learning about 11 African countries. Explains the culminating project: organizing a bike-a-thon ("Ride for Wildlife") that raised $2784.00…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Courses, Class Activities, Endangered Species
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Winsor, Roger A. – Journal of Geography, 1989
Describes an economic development simulation in which student groups roleplay the leadership of a developing nation. Suggests a semester schedule and provides a number of student materials that include a map and a project participation rating check sheet. Describes information sources where materials may be obtained for further study. (KO)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Geography Instruction, Group Activities
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Mustoe, Myles – Journal of Geography, 1988
Discusses the use of a shortwave radio in the geography classroom as a means of making instruction more meaningful to students. Presents a lesson plan, for use in elementary and secondary schools, which is designed to introduce students to various cultures, ideas, and information while activating interest in current events. (GEA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Current Events, Educational Innovation
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Leitner, Helga; Sheppard, Eric S. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Describes recent trends in the economic and regional development of Indonesia and examines the internal and external forces influencing the process. Shows how these forces account for the rise of a strong centralized state. Discusses Indonesia's current problems. Includes tables, maps, and graphs of economic investment figures, world trade, and…
Descriptors: Centralization, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Global Approach
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Weiss, Edwin T., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1981
Teachers and administrators from 15 northern Kentucky high schools were interviewed for their definitions of geography and their attitudes toward it as a discipline. Results showed that geography's tenuous hold on its place in the curriculum was caused by widespread ignorance about its usefulness in understanding global and local issues. (AM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Research, Geography, High Schools