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Teaching geography

Author: Philip Gersmehl
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this book and accompanying CD-ROM present a complete conceptual framework and numerous hands-on ideas for effective K-12 geography instruction. The focus is on planning instruction that helps students develop spatial-thinking skills while learning about the land, climate, economy, and culture of places around the world. Updated throughout in response to teacher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Creative activities and seat work
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gersmehl
ISBN: 9781593857158 1593857152 9781593857493 1593857497
OCLC Number: 227574917
Description: xv, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: One perspective: a way of looking at the world --
Two blades of a scissors: logical cooperation --
Three strands of meaning: cognitive psychology and geography --
Four cornerstones: foundation ideas of geography --
Five themes: meeting the standards --
Spatial thinking: geographical skills --
Three kinds of tests for three kinds of meaning --
A multiwheeled cart: supporting teachers --
Pairs of tools, working together --
Building a palace.
Responsibility: Phil Gersmehl ; foreword by Michael Solem.
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