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Conover, Georgia Davis; Miller, Jacob C. – Journal of Geography, 2014
Designed as a hybrid undergraduate class that includes online exercises and in-class discussion, Places in the Media helps students better understand the spatial politics of media that help structure our everyday lives. The article is meant as a do-it-yourself guide for instructors interested in building a course like Places in the Media. As such,…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, College Faculty, Undergraduate Study
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Rivizzigno, Victoria L. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Emphasizes the importance of computer instruction and statistical methods and suggests ways in which instructors of geography on the college level can alleviate student fears. Tips include discussing geography as a science, explaining the relevance of the scientific method to a specific research problem in geography, and introducing problem…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Computers, Data Analysis, Fear
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Smith, Bruce W.; Spinelli, Joseph G. – Journal of Geography, 1979
The goal of this development program is to combine greater community orientation with traditional concerns of academic geography. Describes objectives and activities designed to increase community awareness of, and opportunities to apply, geographic knowledge and methods. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Programs
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Butler, David R. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Discusses beavers and their geomorphic impacts on their environment. Considers dam building, bank burrowing, and canal building. Suggests using the beaver as a classroom and field trip example to illustrate animals' effects on the physical landscape. Provides a review of published works on beavers in their roles as geomorphic agents. (DK)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Field Trips
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Hepner, George F. – Journal of Geography, 1985
Presents tips to help geography educators at all levels set up a computer mapping laboratory. Discusses what a computer mapping laboratory is, needs and planning, software, hardware selection, and laboratory operation. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computers, Definitions
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Adams, Paul C. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Introduces "SimCity 2000," a computer simulation, as a tool for teaching urban geography. Argues that, combined with other activities, it can enhance computer literacy, geographical knowledge, and critical skills. Notes gender differences in students' previous exposure to the software; argues that instructors must consider this when…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Evaluation
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King, Guy Q. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Discusses the geographic information system (GIS), a database that permits the integration, management, and analysis of diverse geographical information. Reports that the GIS has brought gains in cartography and remote sensing but also has brought problems. Identifies the need to balance instruction in technical developments and mainstream…
Descriptors: Cartography, Curriculum Development, Databases, Geography Instruction
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Crooker, Richard A.; Sherman, Douglas J. – Journal of Geography, 1986
Describes how a combination of mapping and techniques can be used as a basis for measuring and analyzing student locational awareness of California. The case study analysis reveals that there was considerable variation in students' accuracy and precision in locating places. Includes tables and maps. (TRS)
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Testing, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Quinn, Joyce A. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Describes a geography literacy quiz project developed by the Geography Club at California State University (Fresno). Reports that poor quiz results sparked interest in developing programs to ensure geographic literacy. Comments on a program at Dos Palos (California) High School that will require geography proficiency examinations for graduation by…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Criteria
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Hausladen, Gary – Journal of Geography, 1991
Provides a framework for introducing students to the geography of the Soviet Union. Identifies basic themes for a geographical approach, including (1) advantages and disadvantages of size and location; (2) spatial impact of political economy; (3) paradox of economic development; (4) challenges of governing a multinational state; (5) integration…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location