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Barnd, Natchee – Journal of Geography, 2016
This article describes a high-impact learning project that combines geography, history, and ethnic studies. It describes the construction of the course, student outcomes, and the final and publicly presented collaborative project: the Social Justice Tour of Corvallis. Based on work in a small largely white town, this project presents a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Race, Critical Theory, Geography Instruction
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Thompson, Wiley C. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Field trips have long been a part of school activities, learning, and curriculum. The application of interpretive techniques or the interpretive approach can further enhance learning and retention in outside the classroom opportunities. This is especially true when exploring geographic or geologic concepts. This article explores the concept of…
Descriptors: Field Trips, School Activities, Environmental Interpretation, Geography
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Shobe, Hunter; Banis, David – Journal of Geography, 2010
Music informs understandings of place and is an excellent vehicle for teaching cultural geography. A study was developed of geography students' perception of where music genres predominate in the United States. Its approach, involving mental map exercises, reveals the usefulness and importance of maps as an iterative process in teaching cultural…
Descriptors: Music, Student Attitudes, Human Geography, Maps
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Hardwick, Susan W.; Davis, Robert L. – Journal of Geography, 2009
The use of content-based language instruction (CBI) offers an innovative and effective method for teaching core geographic concepts and skills while students study a second language. This article focuses on a collaborative initiative developed and tested by university and high school level geography and second-language educators. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Geographic Concepts, Second Language Instruction
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Collins, Charles O.; Carlson, Wayne L. – Journal of Geography, 2009
A sample of 433 university students from various institutions did blind assessments of twenty-two current New Jersey landscape images. Those they perceived as unappealing tended to be attributed disproportionately to New Jersey while those that were appealing were seldom credited to that state. In a self-assessment, these same students identified…
Descriptors: Land Use, Geographic Location, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Lew, Alan A. – Journal of Geography, 1988
Demonstrates, through the example of older retail districts in Oregon, how tourism promotional literature can be used for the study of places. Presents survey results on the thematic orientation of tourism promotion (historic, authentic, etc.) and includes three case studies of tourism development in Oregon. (GEA)
Descriptors: Geography, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Social Science Research
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Wridt, Pamela – Journal of Geography, 1999
Examines the environmental experiences of eighth grade boys and girls in Eugene (Oregon). Students kept a one-week diary of all the places they visited in Eugene. Suggests that gender and social relationships influence how males and females interact with places in their communities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Diaries, Educational Environment, Experiential Learning
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Nellis, M. Duane – Journal of Geography, 1982
Provides college level geography students with an example of the methods required for accurate use and interpretation of color infrared photographs in detecting crop health problems. The methods explained were used in a study of irrigation agriculture carried out in central Oregon during the 1979 crop season. (AM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Geography Instruction, Higher Education