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Teaching Geography: Workshop Resources

Resources

Workshop 1

Web Resources

Curriculum Resources


Workshop 2

Print Resources

  • “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.

Web Resources

Curriculum Resources


Workshop 3

Print Resources

  • GIS in Schools, Richard Audet and Gail Ludwig, ESRI Press, 2000.
  • Edge City: Life on the New Frontier, Joel Garreau, Anchor Books, 1991.

Web Resources

  • United States Census Bureau
    http://www.census.gov/
    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
    http://www.ci.sat.tx.us/
    This site features sections detailing city growth and management policies and plans, discussed in Phil Rodriguez's classroom.
  • San Antonio Master Plan
    http://www.salsa.net/aiasa/sa-mastp.html
    Available here is information on the master plan for San Antonio's urban design, natural resources, and economic development, among other things.
  • The City and County of Denver
    http://www.denvergov.org/
    Information on and maps of Denver, including Enterprise Zone maps similar to those used by teacher Rick Gindele.
  • The Digital Divide Project
    www.tcla.gseis.ucla.edu/divide/index.html
    Includes an article about how teacher Herschel Sarnoff used GIS software with his students.

Curriculum Resources


Workshop 4

Print Resources

  • 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 phenomenon.

Web Resources


Workshop 5

Web Resources

Curriculum Resources


Workshop 6

Video Resources

  • 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.

Print/Video Resources

  • "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.
  • "Some 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,
    pp 18-25.
  • "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.

Web Resources

Curriculum Resources

  • Understanding Kosovo
    http://www.learnersonline.com/weekly/archive99/Kosovo/index.htm
    An online lesson for grades 8-12 about the Kosovo conflict.
  • Lesson Plan: Yugoslavia Returns from International Isolation
    http://www.cnn.com/2000/fyi/lesson.plans/11/17/yugo.update/
    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?
    http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/nato_russia/
    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
    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/peter_the_great.htm
    This site offers biographical information about Peter the Great and discusses how his reforms affected Russia's modernization.

Workshop 7

Print Resources

  • "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), pp. 111-19.
  • "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.

Web Resources

Curriculum Resources


Workshop 8

Print Resources

  • "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 Fastback, 64pp.
  • 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, NCGE.
  • Water in the Global Environment (1992), by Marvin Waterstone, NCGE, 57pp.
  • Every Drop For Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water in a World About to Run Out (2001), by Jeffry Rothfelder, Penguin Putnam, Inc.

Web Resources

Curriculum Resources

  • "A Trip to Historic Philadelphia on the Web," by Elizabeth Wilson, Social Education (March 1997), pp. 170-72.
  • Residential Water Conservation Techniques
    http://www.epa.gov/watersense/
    The EPA Web site offers a simple interactive program on water conservation.
  • Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access
    http://www.pasda.psu.edu/tutorials/
  • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction
    "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 environment.

Video Resources

  • "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 to http://www.learner.org.