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Wehry, Stephanie; Monroe-Ossi, Heather; Cobb, Sharon; Fountain, Cheryl – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article examines the use of concept mapping for formative and summative assessment of northeast Florida middle school students' knowledge of human geography. The students were participants in an afterschool, academic, college reach-out program that provided opportunities to test concept mapping strategies that support spatial thinking and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Human Geography, Grade 7, Formative Evaluation
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Brysch, Carmen P.; Huynh, Niem Tu; Scholz, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2012
Computer games, whether accessed online or through commercial software, have learning potential in educational settings. However, alignment with national, state, or local curriculum requirements can create a barrier. The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of selected games that could be used in a sixth grade geography or…
Descriptors: Geography, National Standards, Computers, Content Analysis
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Kubiatko, Milan; Janko, Tomas; Mrazkova, Katerina – Journal of Geography, 2012
This study investigates 540 Czech lower secondary students' attitudes towards geography. It examined the general influence of gender and grade level on attitudes towards geography with an emphasis on four specific areas in particular: geography as a school subject; geography and the environment; the importance of geography; and the relevance of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Student Attitudes, Geography, Secondary School Students
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Henry, Paul; Semple, Hugh – Journal of Geography, 2012
GIS has shown promise in Project Based Learning (PBL) environments, but many obstacles exist in its integration into school curriculums. This article discusses the development and utilization of an online GIS tool that was created to illustrate that the perceptual gap between relevance and ease of use of GIS software can be bridged at the K-12…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Earth Science, Computer Software, Active Learning
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Strait, John – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article offers a pedagogical module that explores the geography of blues culture across the Mississippi Delta. By focusing on blues culture, rather than simply blues music itself, this project provides a forum for understanding the broader geographical conditions from which this musical form emerged. This module utilizes place-based…
Descriptors: Music, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Rural Areas
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Cox, Helen M. – Journal of Geography, 2012
Over 3,900 trees on a university campus were inventoried by an instructor-led team of geography undergraduates in order to quantify the carbon sequestration associated with biomass growth. The setting of the project is described, together with its logistics, methodology, outcomes, and benefits. This hands-on project provided a team of students…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Campuses, Forestry
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Hauselt, Peggy; Helzer, Jennifer – Journal of Geography, 2012
One of the primary missions of our university is to train future primary and secondary teachers. Geospatial sciences, including GIS, have long been excluded from teacher education curriculum. This article explains the curriculum revisions undertaken to increase the geospatial technology education of future teachers. A general education class…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Barton, Karen S. – Journal of Geography, 2012
This study uses survey and focus group methods to explore attitudes toward and experiences of nature among millennial-aged students in northern Colorado. First, results confirm that young people possess a strong interest in the outdoors yet time, transportation, and new technologies hamper their ability to visit public lands and outdoor spaces.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Young Adults, Focus Groups, Environmental Education
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Oberle, Alex; Palacios, Fabian Araya – Journal of Geography, 2012
Overseas experiences provide educators with exceptional opportunities to incorporate field study, firsthand experiences, and tangible artifacts into the classroom. Despite this potential, teachers must consider curricular standards that direct how such international endeavors can be integrated. Furthermore, geography curriculum development is more…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Area Studies, Curriculum Development, Latin Americans
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Mitchell, Katharyne; Elwood, Sarah – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article argues that the integration of local history and geography through collaborative digital mapping can lead to greater interest in civic participation by early adolescent learners. In the study, twenty-nine middle school students were asked to research, represent, and discuss local urban sites of historical significance on an…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Local History, Geography Instruction, History Instruction
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Kalafsky, Ronald – Journal of Geography, 2012
Firms face numerous challenges when looking to invest internationally, not the least of which includes understanding the business environment of a new market. Given the expansion and impacts of foreign direct investment (FDI), it has become increasingly important for students to understand and analyze the motivations, concerns, and strategies of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Investment, Economic Development
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Porter, Jess – Journal of Geography, 2012
This article documents regional demand for human-environment educational resources via assessment of public knowledge of the environmental crisis known as the Dust Bowl. The steadily eroding knowledge-base on the topic is discussed along with the desire for enhanced Dust Bowl educational resources. Regionally focused educational activities…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Natural Disasters
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Shortridge, Ashton; Goldsberry, Kirk; Weessies, Kathleen – Journal of Geography, 2011
This article characterizes and measures errors in the 2010 National Research Council (NRC) assessment of research-doctorate programs in geography. This article provides a conceptual model for data-based sources of uncertainty and reports on a quantitative assessment of NRC research data uncertainty for a particular geography doctoral program.…
Descriptors: Geography, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Educational Assessment
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Schuit, Walter – Journal of Geography, 2011
Students learn how to read and interpret topographic maps by using a set of simplified map exercise cards. Students learn in the field as opposed to a traditional classroom. Map symbols, distance, direction, form, and relief are among the map interpretation topics taught with this method. The multiple-choice format of the exercise also allows for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Topography, Maps, Map Skills
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Huang, Kuo Hung – Journal of Geography, 2011
Although Web-based instruction provides learners with sufficient resources for self-paced learning, previous studies have confirmed that browsing navigation-oriented Web sites possibly hampers users' comprehension of information. Web sites designed as "categories of materials" for navigation demand more cognitive effort from users to orient their…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, Web Based Instruction, Discovery Learning
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