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Harris, Lauren McArthur; Wirz, Jennifer Palacios; Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Libbee, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article describes the findings of a study involving a professional development program that prepared middle school teachers to integrate content on the earliest eras of world history and world geography. In particular, this study focused on participants' (n = 37) use of geographic resources to integrate geography and history and to encourage…
Descriptors: Geography, Instruction, History Instruction, Faculty Development
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Wetherholt, William A.; Rundquist, Bradley C. – Journal of Geography, 2010
Easier access to submeter imagery has fueled debates over ethical uses of remote sensing. Some have called for ethics instruction to counter undesired uses of the technology. Here, this article reports the results of a survey examining attitudes related to teaching ethics in remote sensing. It was found that 52 percent of respondents teaching…
Descriptors: Satellites (Aerospace), Ethics, Surveys, Course Content
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Trites, John; Lange, Debbie – Journal of Geography, 2000
Discusses the challenges facing teachers with the introduction of the Advanced Placement (AP) human geography course and offers solutions for each of the challenges. Highlights issues such as: offering this course when it does not fit the prescribed curriculum, how to encourage students to enroll, and finding textbooks. (CMK)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, Course Content, Equivalency Tests
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Wilson, Kris; Weller, Kay E.; Cole, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Interviews faculty who teach introductory geography education courses, and surveys preservice students in them, to determine if a course at the University of Northern Colorado meets the Colorado Geography Standards. Uses the results to design introductory courses that strengthen skill and content training. Assesses the success of these courses.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Educational Assessment, Geography Instruction
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Doering, Aaron; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Describes GEO-Teach, a project designed to develop a model preservice curriculum for secondary geography teachers. Maintains that it incorporates the National Geography Standards and merges content and pedagogy through cooperation between academic geographers and education faculty. (CFR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Cole, David B. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Discusses a model program at the University of Northern Colorado for preparing secondary geography teachers. Asserts that the program's key feature is the presence of an outstanding secondary teacher in residence throughout the year who team-teaches the geography teaching methods course. (CFR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development