- “Generating and Testing Hypotheses,” Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies
for Increasing Student Achievement (2001), by Marzano, Pickering,
and Pollack, ASCD, pp 103-111.
- Creating Interactive Environments in the Secondary School (1993), by
Stover, Neubert, and Lawlor, National Education Association, pp 11-26.
- GIS in Schools, Richard Audet and Gail Ludwig, ESRI Press, 2000.
- Edge City: Life on the New Frontier, Joel Garreau, Anchor Books, 1991.
- United States Census Bureau
The Census Bureau's site has demographic data from the Census available for downloading,
data broken down by subject matter, and a guide to printed publications.
- City of San Antonio
This site features sections detailing city growth and management policies
and plans, discussed in Phil Rodriguez's classroom.
- San Antonio Master Plan
Available here is information on the master plan for San Antonio's
urban design, natural resources, and economic development, among other
- The City and County of Denver
Information on and maps of Denver, including Enterprise Zone maps similar to those used by teacher Rick Gindele.
- The Digital Divide Project
Includes an article about how teacher Herschel Sarnoff used GIS software with his students.
- At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God
with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land (2001), Yossi Klein
Halevi, William Morrow & Co.
Given the inseparable nature of religion and state in the Middle East, Halevi
asks whether the common bonds of faith among Jews, Muslims, and Christians
can heal the wounds that politics cannot.
- A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (1994),
Karen Armstrong, Ballantine Books.
Armstrong traces the circuitous road to monotheism, showing how Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam have overlapped and influenced each other.
- Islam: A Short History (2000), Karen Armstrong, Modern Library.
Armstrong discusses the roots of Islam, its expansion into a political
empire, clashes with Western crusaders, the debacle of European colonialism,
and how Islamic fundamentalism has become a present-day, worldwide
- The Power of Place: World Regional Geography (2000), Cambridge
Studios for Annenberg Media, Video Program 8,
"Central and Remote Economic Development." Go to http://www.learner.org.
- "Chapter 2: Russia," Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts, 9th edition (2000),
de Blij and Muller.
- "An Explanation of Performance-Based Assessment," A Teacher's Guide to Performance-Based Assessment in Geography (1999),
National Geographic Society, pp 7-10.
Guiding Principles of Constructivism," The Case for Constructivist Classrooms (1993), J. Brooks and
M. Brooks, pp 35-38.
- "Courage to be a Constructivist," Educational Leadership (November 1999),
J. Brooks and M. Brooks,
- "Industrialization and Economic
Development in Advanced Placement Geography," Journal of Geography (August 2000),
Adrian Bailey, pp 142-53.
- "The Six Facets of Understanding," Understanding by Design (1998), ASCD,
Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, pp 44-62.
- Understanding Kosovo
An online lesson for grades 8-12 about the Kosovo conflict.
- Lesson Plan: Yugoslavia Returns from International Isolation
Through this lesson, students will evaluate different perspectives
on the transfer of power in Yugoslavia, discuss international organizations'
roles in the rebuilding of Yugoslavia, examine the past conflict and
evolving events in the restoration of the Yugoslav government, and
relate the conflict in Yugoslavia to similar conflicts and peace processes
in the world.
- Lesson Plan - NATO and Russia: Will the Expansion of NATO Cause
a New Cold War?
In this role-playing lesson, students act as part of a delegation to
a special meeting of the NATO sponsored Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.
They discuss inviting a number of the independent republics of the
former Soviet Union to become permanent members of NATO.
- Lesson Plan - Peter the Great
This site offers biographical information about Peter the Great and discusses how his reforms affected Russia's modernization.
- "Peak Experience,"
by Robert Garmstron, Journal for Staff Development (Fall 2000), pp. 58-64.
- "Cultural Patterns and Processes
in Advanced Placement Human Geography," Journal of Geography (August 2000),
- "Cities and Urban Land Use in Advanced
Placement Geography," Journal of Geography (August 2000), pp. 153-68.
- "Check Your Inquiry Teaching Techniques," by Mary
Sugrue and Jo A. Sweeney, NEA Journal (May 1969), pp. 43-46.
- "Using the Geographic Perspective to Enrich
History," by Sarah Bednarz, Social Education (March 1997), pp. 139-43.
- "The Art and Craft of Teaching,"
by Elliot Eisner, Educational Leadership (January 1983), pp. 6-13.
- The Case for Constructivist Classrooms (1993), by Jacqueline
and Martin Brooks, ASCD, 128pp.
- "The Many Faces of Constructivism,"
by David Perkins, Educational Leadership (November 1999), pp.6-13.
- Lesson Plan: The Resource Racket: A Global Perspective on Resources and Consumption
Students examine the materials lives of families around the world. For grades 8-12.
- "Teaching Social Justice: Reviving
Geography's Neglected Tradition," by Christopher Merrett, Journal of Geography (Sept/Oct 2000), pp. 202-18.
- The Berlin Wall System
An interactive article about the Berlin Wall at the New York Times Web site.
- Newseum: The Berlin Wall
Includes "Two Sides, One Story," a presentation about news
transmission on either side of the Wall.
- Lesson Plan: The Euro or the European Monetary Unit
In this lesson, students analyze the benefits that one large European
Union has over smaller individual countries and the effect the euro
will have on Western Europe.
- Lesson Plan: European Union Simulation: The European Council
(In order to view these lesson plans, you must first join Education Planet, which will give you access to their database of lesson
plans.) These lesson plans offer several ways for students to study the European
Union: through geographical themes, simulations of the European Council, and examining the Constitution.
- "Technology and the Social
Studies," Social Education (March 1997), pp. 147-50.
- Learning Through [Inquiry] Geography (1993), by Frances
Slater, NCGE, 227pp.
- "Using Inductive Learning to Construct
Content Knowledge," by Gloria A. Neubert and James B. Binko, The Teacher Educator (Summer 1991), pp. 31-38.
- "The Structural Approach to Cooperative
Learning," by Spencer Kagan, Educational Leadership (January 1990), pp. 12-18.
- "Population in Advanced Placement
Human Geography," by Martha Sharma, Journal of Geography (August 2000), pp. 99-111.
- "An Approach to
Teaching Applied GIS," by John Benhart, Jr., Journal of Geography (December 2000), pp. 245-54.
- "Educational Demographics: What
Teachers Should Know," by Harold Hodgkinson, Educational Leadership (January 2001), pp. 6-11.
- Teaching Geography in the Disciplines (1996), by James B. Binko and Gloria A. Neubert, Phi Delta Kappa
- Fieldwork in the Geography Curriculum (2001), by Gwenda
Rice and Teresa Bulman, NCGE.
- "Using Inquiry to Enhance the
Learning and Appreciation of Geography," by Phil Klein, Journal of Geography (March/April 1995), pp. 358-67.
- Wetlands: Science, Politics, and Geographical Relationships (1994), by Benhart and Margin,
- Water in the Global Environment (1992), by Marvin Waterstone, NCGE,
- Every Drop For Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water in a World About to
Run Out (2001), by Jeffry Rothfelder, Penguin Putnam, Inc.
- "A Trip to Historic Philadelphia
on the Web," by Elizabeth Wilson, Social Education (March 1997), pp. 170-72.
- Residential Water Conservation Techniques
The EPA Web site offers a simple interactive program on water conservation.
- Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access
"Geography Action!" is an annual conservation and awareness program designed
to educate and excite people about natural, cultural, and historic treasures.
Each year they celebrate a different topic related to conservation and the
- "Bring It All Together: Processing for Meaning During Inquiry," Video Program 6 of Learning Science Through Inquiry (2000), Thirteen/WNET New
York with the Education Development Center (EDC) for Annenberg Media. Go