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Shin, Eui-kyung – Journal of Geography, 2006
This research was based on an instructional module developed and used to investigate whether GIS can be used to enhance fourth grade students' geographic knowledge and map skills. Another goal was to identify challenges the teacher and the students face using GIS. Findings from the study suggest that using GIS in the classroom helps students…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Map Skills, Geography Instruction, Elementary Education
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Salsbury, Denise E. – Journal of Geography, 2006
Increased knowledge of geographic place name vocabulary continues to be important to student academic success. Place knowledge is a vital part of students' learning to be responsible citizens by helping them become more conscious of the world around them and preparing the world around them and preparing them to enter a global workplace. This study…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Geography Instruction
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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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Cramer, Robert E.; Boehm, Richard G. – Journal of Geography, 1971
Three series of eight fifteen-minute programs each were made conceptual and process oriented. Data was presented and divergent questions asked about it, but not answered. New ways of using traditional materials were demonstrated as was the adaptability of TV to non-expository teaching. (NH)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Discovery Processes, Educational Television, Elementary Education
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Allen, Rodney F. – Journal of Geography, 1974
Nearly 100 suggestions for community projects in environmental education and environmental awareness are included in this article. (JH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Geography Instruction
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Hawkins, Michael L.; Larkins, A. Guy – Journal of Geography, 1983
A seven-lesson unit was developed to improve school map knowledge and practical map skills in primary children. The unit activities can also be modified for kindergarten children. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Lesson Plans
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King, Chris – Journal of Geography, 1983
A transparent, three-dimensional island or hill on which contours have been drawn may be shown as a two-dimensional contoured map using an overhead projector. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geography Instruction, Maps, Overhead Projectors
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Krall, Florence; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1978
Suggests projects to help elementary students learn about man-land relationships through field experience, inquiry techniques, and a thematic, interdisciplinary approach. Children study a natural community, a human community, solid wastes, and energy conservation. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Field Trips
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Catling, Simon J. – Journal of Geography, 1978
This article considers the idea that an analysis of the structure of geography and of the nature of spatial concept development in children will reveal a valuable conceptual link that might serve as a theoretical basis for developing objectives in geographic education. (Author)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Objectives, Concept Formation
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Hawkins, Michael L. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Examines pupil test data to identify map and globe skill categories in which sixth graders are deficient; determines the grade levels and the extent to which these skills are introduced and maintained in selected elementary social studies textbooks; and estimates whether the deficiencies would be prevented if teachers follow one series through six…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Continuous Progress Plan, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education
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Glenn, William H. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Provides a brief overview of current geographic ideas regarding continental drift and plate tectonics and suggests techniques for illustrating continental motions to elementary school pupils. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Climate, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts
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Giannangelo, Duane M.; Frazee, Bruce M. – Journal of Geography, 1977
Discussed are results of a test which measured elementary educators' map reading skills. Results indicate that elementary educators must improve their skills if they are to provide fundamental map skills to students. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Map Skills, Skill Development
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Schneider, Donald O. – Journal of Geography, 1976
A four-foil, 69-item multiple-choice test was administered in 1974 to 32 preservice elementary teachers, 60 inservice teachers, and 479 sixth-grade students. Results showed from 30 to 50 percent of the teachers had problems with test items in the same skill areas which the students had problems, indicating that student performance of map and globe…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Kracht, James B.; Boehm, Richard G. – Journal of Geography, 1975
Ten teaching strategies to develop elementary students' affective skills are presented as a change from teaching values in a prescriptive manner. (ND)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Ecology, Elementary Education, Geography
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Wilson, Joe W.; Yeates, John W. – Journal of Geography, 1975
A survey of grocery shopping patterns increases elementary students involvement in economic geography. (DE)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Elementary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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