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Branson, Margaret S. – Journal of Geography, 1983
People in the developing world worry about the shrinkage of forests and the scarcity of firewood. An international team of geographers assessed desertification and prepared a map. Students can analyze a simplified map and answer questions that will help them understand desertification. (AM)
Descriptors: Depleted Resources, Developing Nations, Fuel Consumption, Geography Instruction
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Nelson, Susan L. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Designates steps to be taken at all stages of the map production process from planning to printing. Pointers include making sure that the map is essential rather than purely decorative; considering the audience for whom the map is intended; determining the primary message that the map is intended to convey; and considering the dimensions of the…
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Objectives, Geographic Concepts, Guidelines
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Bacon, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1979
Suggests a way to resolve conflicts among college level teachers of geography regarding what should be taught in introductory human geography courses. The method centers on a list of core concepts which could be taught in all sections of the course. Concepts, selected through analysis of commonly used textbooks, include agriculture, industry, land…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Liggett, William H.; Stephenson, Larry K. – Journal of Geography, 1979
Describes the game ORAM (Optional Resource Allocation Management), and its five basic components: interest groups, resource sets, development strategies, payoff matrices, and feedback mechanism. With its relatively simplistic fivefold frame, it can be easily adapted to a variety of geographical settings. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Fredrich, Barbara; Fuller, Karyl – Journal of Geography, 1996
Provides a rationale and lesson plan for incorporating geography and art at the K-4 level. The lesson plan features a landscape painting by George Innes, a simplified chronology of his life, as well as a template of questions about the artist and the spatial significance of the painting. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art, Artists, Content Analysis
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Nijim, Basheer; Nijim, Germana – Journal of Geography, 1992
Presents a series of five short stories for children that incorporate geographic concepts. Includes the concepts of region, boundaries, and grids. Suggests that the stories will help children master challenging concepts and vocabulary that in turn will increase their knowledge and self-esteem. (DK)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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David, David W. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Provides a sequential set of instructions for creating a large playground map. Discusses the educational benefits of such a map, and suggests activities for using the map effectively. Stresses the usefulness of maps in teaching place identification, spatial patterns, and directional orientation. (RW)
Descriptors: Cartography, Concept Teaching, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Delaney, Edward J. – Journal of Geography, 1989
Outlines an exercise dealing with the geographic concept of regions. Suggests this activity as a means of relating theory to students' personal understanding of the world. Provides a lesson plan which helps students appreciate the concept of region as an analytic tool through a "hands-on" exercise. (KO)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Experiential Learning, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Regions
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Melahn, Debra – Journal of Geography, 1989
Describes six activities that encourage young children to look at a variety of objects from different points of view. The activities are designed to enhance children's understanding of geography relative to visualizing areas to be mapped. Organizes activities so that they move from the concrete to the abstract. (KO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Geography Instruction, Grade 1
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Riggs-Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1989
Describes a class activity designed to aid students in grasping the scope of time involved in man's carelessness towards the environment. Suggests that teachers provide examples of environmental mismanagement and of conservation practices from history and asks students to identify similar problems or practices in contemporary life. Examples are…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Kalko, John C. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Presents five lessons in a unit designed to teach about land and water forms on relief maps. These lessons rely on teacher instruction, small-group or whole class interaction, and directed and independent practice. Includes four worksheet examples. (Author/AEM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Locational Skills (Social Studies)
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Nordstrom, Karl F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Provided are explicit guidelines, in a form that can be used as a handout for students. The guidelines cover formulation of the statement of the problem and the hypothesis, ways of writing in a logical format, and ways of improving the readability of the term paper. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Guidelines, Readability, Research Reports
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Hull, Suzanne – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that travelers' diaries are excellent primary sources that can be used to teach geography. Maintains that state historical societies and local archives are good sources for these documents. Includes lengthy excerpts from two diaries and a student worksheet. (CFR)
Descriptors: Archives, Cartography, Diaries, Geographic Concepts
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Presents a classroom exercise entitled, "Latitude, Longitude, Spell It" designed to reinforce the concepts of latitude and longitude. Teachers divide the class into teams, provide them with a map and latitude-longitude coordinate cards, and ask them to record cities found within a given radius of each coordinate. Includes necessary…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Pritchard, Sandra F. – Journal of Geography, 1989
Suggests the use of picture books to teach the five fundamental themes of geography in the primary grades. Describes the use of maps which follow the paths of characters in children's literature. Discusses the use of four stories that are accompanied by maps and follow-up activities. Includes reproducible maps. (KO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location
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