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Haney, Jennifer – Journal of Geography, 2017
Geography is in a unique position to address the topic of terrorism both inside and outside the classroom and has much to offer in terms of crafting effective measures to counter some of the most pressing threats to international security. As little consideration has been given to teaching about this important subject matter at the university…
Descriptors: Geography, Teaching Methods, Terrorism, Case Studies
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Downs, Roger M. – Journal of Geography, 2014
A goal of geography education is fostering geographic literacy for all and building significant expertise for some. How much time and practice do students need to become literate or expert in geography? There is not an answer to this question. Using two concepts from cognitive psychology--the ideas of ten thousand hours and deliberate…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Cognitive Psychology, Expertise
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Gillespie, Carol Ann – Journal of Geography, 2010
This research examines the effects of culture on a child's perceptions of his or her neighborhood by comparing the neighborhood sketch maps of a group of Amish and non-Amish children from the same rural Pennsylvania neighborhood. The results of this study lend credence to the belief that early and intensive acculturation helps define our sense of…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Childhood Attitudes, Freehand Drawing, Maps
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Bodzin, Alec M.; Cirucci, Lori – Journal of Geography, 2009
This article describes a design partnership that investigated how to integrate Google Earth, remotely sensed satellite and aerial imagery, with other instructional resources to investigate ground cover and land use in diverse middle school classrooms. Data analysis from the implementation study revealed that students acquired skills for…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Land Use, Urban Areas, Data Analysis
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Ives-Dewey, Dorothy – Journal of Geography, 2008
Geography increasingly relies on training of professionals who can apply geographic concepts to solve real-world problems. The planning profession for years has been training professionals to work in the area of community planning. Planning programs typically include experiential learning modules throughout the curriculum. This article looks at…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Experiential Learning, Community Planning, Geographic Concepts
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Comenetz, Joshua – Journal of Geography, 2003
The Sanders housing lawsuit in Pennsylvania provides a case study of how to incorporate current events into the teaching of cartography or population geography at the high school or college level. Settlement of the Sanders case resulted in the release of information about the segregation of public housing by race in the Pittsburgh area. The issues…
Descriptors: Cartography, Current Events, Geography, Housing
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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