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Wishart, David J. – Journal of Geography, 1982
The years between the Dawes Act of 1887, which imposed allotments in severalty on the American Indians, and 1933, when an advocate of Indian self-determination became Commissioner of Indian Affairs, were marked by a drive to assimilate the Indians. Geography instruction in Indian government schools during this period is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Winsberg, Morton D. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Discusses changes in the location of manufacturing in the United States during the middle part of the 20th century and explains how investigation of these trends can be used in geography courses and in geography research. Findings from the study of industrial location indicated that industries became less concentrated from 1940 to 1977. (DB)
Descriptors: Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Hartshorne, Richard – Journal of Geography, 1990
Reprint of a presentation to the National Council of Geography Teachers in 1952 stating that a fundamental error in popular thought about geography is that the land masses of the continents are the basic divisions of the world. Analyzes the U.S. world position and claims the United States has a responsibility for the world's future. (NL)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pattison, William D. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Reprints an article from a 1964 "Journal of Geography" that defined the four traditions of geography. Proposed a basic nomenclature with associated ideas to confront the pluralism inherent in geographic thought. Claimed that the four traditions offered a pluralistic basis to maintain an alliance between professional geography and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Semple, Ellen Churchill – Journal of Geography, 1990
Reprints a 1904 article from the "Journal of Geography" exploring geography's teaching focus. Argued for unchanged emphasis on the land and its people but advocated a deeper geographical interpretation of history. Contended that teaching should pay attention to scientific interpretation, and that children should discover a self-constructed…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Concept Teaching, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cramer, R. E.; Gritzner, C. F., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1990
This 1963 article, reprinted from the "Journal of Geography" lamented the lack of geographic education. Urged geographers to promote the subject and ensure its place in the curriculum. Claimed school administrators failed to understand geography's vital role. Discussed current status of the field and mentioned poor student test scores. (NL)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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Harper, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1990
Reprinted from the April 1966 "Journal of Geography," questions what geography could contribute to general education. Observed that new federal programs allow geography to demonstrate the potential contributions of the field. Presented a fundamental perspective for geography instruction that urged a world system theme for curriculum organization.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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James, Preston E. – Journal of Geography, 1990
First published in 1969 in "Journal of Geography," this article suggested an introductory geography course provided an introduction to field of geography and provided useful image of world. Claimed that these objectives were viewed as incompatible, and suggested a geography course that served both purposes. Described early textbooks and the…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Walters, William D. Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1987
Looks at problems in United States geographical education in the early nineteenth century as perceived by reformers of that period. Focuses on who the reformers were, what changes they advocated, and problems encountered by the reform movement. (Author/AEM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Methods
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Smith, Ben A.; Vining, James W. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Examines the life and work of Samuel Griswold Goodrich who, writing under the name "Peter Parley," was one of the United States' most prolific geography textbook writers. Explains that Parley was among the nineteenth century's best known educational figures. Underscores Goodrich's profuse use of illustrations and personal writing style.…
Descriptors: Authors, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Rantanen, Donna M. – Journal of Geography, 1991
Discusses Egypt's issuance of stamp maps, which are postage stamps whose designs incorporate maps. Provides a time line of Egypt's issuance of stamp maps. Explains that Egypt has issued more stamp maps than any other country. Explains how teachers can use the stamps in history and geography instruction. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, History Instruction
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Handley, Lawrence R. – Journal of Geography, 1982
Commercial geography, originally taught in 18th-century trading schools, reached its zenith in the mid-1920s because it was stimulated by the development of the British Empire, noted for its commercial applications, and popularized through information disseminated by geographical societies. Demise factors include America's isolationist attitudes,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Claval, Paul C. – Journal of Geography, 1983
The educational history of geography instruction in France from 1870, when it was first taught at the university level, through the 1970s is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Educational Change, Educational History
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Hewes, Leslie – Journal of Geography, 1983
A former Sauer graduate student reminisces about one of the most influential, albeit controversial, figures in American geography. Topics include Sauer as a geography educator, his fieldwork, his department at Berkeley, his opinions about the subfields of geography, his interest in the here and now, and his personal interests. (SR)
Descriptors: Biographies, College Faculty, Field Studies, Geography
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Richason, Benjamin F., Jr. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Columbus sighted Jamaica during his second voyage and was marooned there for more than a year during his fourth. The succession of early maps of Jamaica betrays its slow development and its unimportance to early colonizers. Modern tourism is the elusive "gold" which the Spanish fortune hunters did not find. (CS)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cartography, Colonialism, Foreign Countries
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