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Benhart, John, Jr. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Describes the instructional method, Client-Life Cycle GIS Project Learning, used in a course at Indiana University of Pennsylvania that enables students to learn with and about geographic information system (GIS). Discusses the course technical issues in GIS and an example project using this method. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Course Content, Educational Strategies, Geography Instruction
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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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Tueth, Matthew W.; Wikle, Thomas A. – Journal of Geography, 2000
Explains the theory and educational utility of field-based instruction. Discusses an effective field-course structure, focusing on the planning process, pre- and post-trip meetings, and student activities and assignments. Describes a field course on resource management in national parks based at Oklahoma State University. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Organization, Educational Benefits, Educational Planning
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Beach, Timothy; Gersmehl, Philip – Journal of Geography, 1993
Reviews issues related to soil erosion and soil loss tolerance in the United States. Describes an instructional plan in which students estimate soil loses in three geographical regions using the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE). Recommends integrating the geography of soil erosion with broader conceptual questions in physical geography. (CFR)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Course Content, Environmental Education, Geographic Regions
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Gossette, Frank; Wheeler, Jean Dykema – Journal of Geography, 1993
Describes a college level course in which computer mapping is incorporated into the geography curriculum. Discusses problems associated with using commercial mapping software in the general geography classroom. Concludes that students have reduced computer anxiety and a better understanding of geographic concepts as a result of the computer…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Course Content
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Salter, Kit; Riggs-Salter, Cathy – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that efforts to achieve educational reform can have significant personal and professional effects on participants in the process. Presents "Ten Verities" as a perspective on the tremendous investment that participation in the reform process requires. Concludes that, the end product of world class geography standards will justify…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Wang, Zhaohe; Bradbury, Ian K. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that geography occupies a prominent position in the Chinese secondary curriculum. Describes the current course content, which includes both physical and human geography. Concludes by discussing barriers to further development, including lack of qualified staff and poor textbooks. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Heatwole, Charles – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that a common component of geography courses is to show how a globe is an accurate representation of the earth whereas flat maps give a distorted view. Presents a case study and lesson plan in which the Muslim practice of praying while facing Mecca is used to illustrate this idea. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Class Activities, Course Content, Educational Strategies
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Carstensen, Laurence W., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Describes the background and implementation of "GeoSim," a multidisciplinary computer-based simulation used to teach introductory geography to college students. Discusses the four modules of the project. Maintains that "GeoSim" promotes interactive learning and outlines plans for Internet dissemination to geography educators.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Educational Strategies
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Lee, Jeffrey A.; Jones, Linda Lea – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that there is a need for a more effective means to teach methods of scientific inquiry in geography classes. Describes a laboratory project in which college-level students are introduced to scientific inquiry. Provides seven suggestions for using similar scientific inquiry activities in elementary and secondary classrooms. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
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Paul, Bimal Kanti – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that writing a critical atlas review is often a requirement for cartography courses because it forces students to think analytically about cartographic presentation and theory. Presents a choropleth map review exercise that can be used as an alternative to the atlas review or as an independent instructional activity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cartography, Course Content, Educational Strategies, Geographic Concepts
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Gregg, Madeleine; Leinhardt, Gaea – Journal of Geography, 1993
Reports on a study of the geographic content in 44 secondary school U.S. and European Advanced Placement history lessons. States that 75% of 550 references to geographic content were categorized as "passing references," not "substantive references." Concludes that core geographic concepts that enable students to understand and…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Bar-Gal, Yoram – Journal of Geography, 1993
Reviews geography instruction in Israel (Palestine) during past century beginning with end of Ottoman Empire to 1993 and concentrating on period since beginning of Israeli nation in 1949. Contends local and regional geography was emphasized rather than universal and systematic geography. Concludes geography is viewed as important part of national…
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational History
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White, Kenneth L.; Simms, Michelle – Journal of Geography, 1993
Describes the use of a Geographic Information System (GIS) as the foundation for a college-level geography course. Asserts that students develop creative and problem-solving skills as they develop databases of information. Concludes that the activity produced practical products that were used subsequently by local officials and citizens. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Course Content
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Bockenhauer, Mark H. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Contends that the National Geographic Society's Teaching Geography Project is an inservice teacher education success story. Describes the origins, objectives, and development of the project. Summarizes the impact of the project and contends that its success is the result of the workshop format and guided practice in instructional strategies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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