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Grode, Edward A. – Geographical Education, 2000
Focuses on Perry School (Erie, Pennsylvania), the first geography theme-based elementary school in which everything is related to geography. Describes what students learn in each grade level and the expectations on what they should know. Reports on the creation of their geography learning lab. (CMK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Yates, Graham – Geographical Education, 2000
Presents active learning strategies that utilize visual images, in particular photographs, to promote learning in geography. Explains that the six activities focus on Vietnam. Uses the photographs to encourage students to engage with the images to promote better observation skills. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction
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Chatterjea, Kalyani – Geographical Education, 1999
Focuses on how visual images can help students integrate concepts and synthesize information to make a judgment, thereby guiding the learner toward higher order thinking. Uses geography to demonstrate how, by incorporating visual exercises, student perceptions of difficult concepts are enhanced. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Physical Geography
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Murray, Louis – Geographical Education, 1985
This article explores the principles of structuring student classroom and library research. It is presented in the form of a workshop activity suitable for use in a geography department staff workshop. (JDH)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement
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Lane, Angela – Geographical Education, 1999
Discusses how teachers can facilitate greater cultural understanding and acceptance among their students. Describes activities for primary school students that are useful in promoting cultural understanding and acceptance, such as a unit on comparing folk tales and exploring cultures through art. Includes a bibliography of resources. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies
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Pring, Adele – Geographical Education, 1999
Explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, related to geography skills (mapping, locational distribution, directional skills, locational change, decision making), on topics such as geographic place names, location of indigenous language speaking groups, traditional stories as navigational tools, shifts in population, and mining.…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Snelson, Leo – Geographical Education, 1988
Proposes a socially critical geography curriculum which includes a study of spatial justice for the Australia Aboriginal people. Provides strategies for introducing this curriculum, including awareness of cultural differences; destroying stereotypes; awareness of past and present government policies; and awareness of the language of racism. (LS)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hicks, David – Geographical Education, 1987
Considers how the fields of world studies or global education may provide insight and contribute to enhance student understanding in geography courses. Provides a series of checklists which a geography department may use to evaluate the global dimensions in their programs, goals and objectives, resources, and teaching strategies. (LS)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Educational Objectives
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Stutterd, Tony – Geographical Education, 1987
Presents a simulation in which students assume the role of committee members of an aid-giving organization which has limited funds to distribute to a number of requests from Tigray, Ethiopia. Students use background papers and program proposals to make decisions, and are encouraged to identify criteria used for supporting a project. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support
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Nancarrow, Gabrielle – Geographical Education, 1987
Outlines an activity which explores the quality of rural aid to developing countries. Students use group discussion and various resources to evaluate the advantages and problems brought about by different types of rural development projects. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support
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Berry, Rob – Geographical Education, 1985
Presents a classroom exercise which takes the form of a "court of inquiry" putting a geography textbook "on trial" regarding its treatment of apartheid in South Africa. Includes a diagram on how to set up the classroom and instructions on how to conduct a court of inquiry. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Inquiry, Law Related Education
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Hoepper, Brian – Geographical Education, 1985
Describes the limitations of geography textbooks and tells how to overcome them by extending the instructional resources, devising more activities, and augmenting the textbook's descriptions. Illustrates the approach on a sample textbook passage which describes Australian suburbanites. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Secondary Education
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Davey, Colin – Geographical Education, 1985
This article demonstrates how newspapers can be used to develop an understanding of current affairs and develop thinking skills. Three examples of current affairs articles along with learning activities which foster the development of thinking skills are included. (JDH)
Descriptors: Current Events, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
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Greenall, Annette – Geographical Education, 1986
This article describes the development and content of the National Conservation Strategy for Australia (NCSA). The Australian Department of Arts, Heritage, and Environment has produced a teacher's guide designed to help teachers bring the content of the NCSA to their classroom. A description of the guide and ordering information are provided. (JDH)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement
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Naish, Michael – Geographical Education, 1986
Briefly reviews the development of decision making as an educational objective, tracing its roots from the 1960s. Describes the decision-making exercises offered in the Geography 16-19 Project, including the guidelines used for constructing the decision-making exercises on the General Certificate of Education examination. Concludes with advice on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Environmental Education
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