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Kaya, Ilhan – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article consists of two parts. The first part provides an overview of Muslim Americans and the role of Islam in their lives. The second part of the article includes a classroom exercise about how to teach Islam and Muslim Americans. The main vehicle for this exercise is a PBS documentary titled "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet." The exercise…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Muslims
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Aesthetics, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
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Donaldson, Daniel P. – Journal of Geography, 2001
Uses four traditions of geography (spatial, area studies, human-environment interaction, and earth science) to show how poetry can be used to enhance the teaching of geography. Illustrates the explicitly spatial concepts present in selected poetry. (DAJ)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Bonne, Edward A. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Describes a lesson that connects geography and mathematics in which students develop an understanding of large numbers. Students listen to a story about the number one million, cut and paste faces on tagboard to estimate one million, and use blocks to represent the population of each state in the United States. (CMK)
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Demography, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Benson, John S. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Describes a lesson plan to develop the students' mental mapping skills that was used with preservice elementary teachers in a social studies methods course. Students deduce the location of a particular Centerville among the 38 throughout the United States. The lesson can be used with fourth grade students and above. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Ely, Dot – Journal of Geography, 2000
Presents a lesson plan in which students explore ideas about rural and urban areas by examining census data and advertisements from magazines. Discusses how the students collect and record the census data and calculate percentages, representing them on circle graphs. Includes an extension activity. (CMK)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demography, Geography Instruction
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Sharma, Martha – Journal of Geography, 2000
Presents a lesson for high school students in which they collect and analyze data using questions from the actual Census 2000 long form and then participate in a simulation of a local planning council meeting to consider the short- and long-term community needs. Includes the Census 2000 long form. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demography
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Powell, William E. – Journal of Geography, 1982
The most common igneous minerals and their diagnostic properties, which the author considers the most significant and pragmatic aspect of igneous geology for physical geography students, are discussed. The nature of igneous geology is also examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geology, Higher Education, Physical Geography
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Collins, Charles O.; Sawyer, Corinne Holt – Journal of Geography, 1984
Television is an important source of geographic perceptions held by college students. How the television series M*A*S*H can be used to help students learn regional geography is discussed. M*A*S*H uses regional imagery, place-name stereotyping, and regional personality characterization. (RM)
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Gould, Peter R. – Journal of Geography, 1983
A geographical exercise becomes more meaningful and more fun if we feel we can contribute to it in some way. Three map exercises that get college students to participate in a beginning human geography course are presented. (SR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Austin, Robert F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Having students make an everyday atlas, a collection of maps, generally of a small area, that illustrates features of particular local interest, is a good way to introduce them to the methods and materials of geography. How to make an atlas is discussed. Two examples are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Atlases, Cartography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Petersen, James F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
In this physical geography field course, college students plan and develop interpretive guides that explain the physical environment of a field site. This approach has two advantages: students develop geographical skills to a level approaching professional expertise and distributing the brochures increases public awareness of the value of…
Descriptors: Field Studies, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Learning Activities
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Pritchard, Sandra F. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Described are activities which will increase fluency in the use of north, south, east, west, up, and down; reinforce the proper positioning of the cardinal directions on a map grid; relate map symbols to familiar surface features; give practice in identifying map symbols; and provide an opportunity to construct maps. (RM)
Descriptors: Cartography, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies)
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Tuan, Yi-Fu – Journal of Geography, 1983
Orientation is a deeply felt human need that can be used to interest students in geography. It can develop spatial competence and introduce topics in social geography. (AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography
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Libbee, Michael; Young, Dennis – Journal of Geography, 1983
Research suggests that good writers differ from poor writers. Teachers who develop prewriting exercises, emphasize multiple draft assignments, help the student think about revision, and evaluate the product can help undergraduates write and think more clearly. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Prewriting, Skill Development
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