Teaching Geography, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 1593857152

ISBN-13: 9781593857158

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $46.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 8/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Phil Gersmehl is Professor and Director of the New York Center for Geographic Learning, Department of Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York. He has worked with geographic alliances in 23 states, as well as with similar groups in Canada, England, Japan, Korea, and Russia. He was Director of the ARGUS Project and Codirector of the ARGWorld Project, both funded by the National Science Foundation and other sources, and both administered by the Association of American Geographers. Prior to moving to Hunter, he worked on Distance Learning courses for the Continuing Education and Extension program at the University of Minnesota, and on a number of instructional computing projects for IBM and for several university programs. A highlight of his work at that time was a pilot TV episode for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He is the author of two textbooks, Physical Geography and the Language of Maps, a regular contributor to the journals of several professional societies, and the recipient of awards for research and geographic education.

Phil Gersmehl, PhD, is Codirector of the New York Center for Geographic Learning, at Hunter College, where he helps develop curriculum and train teachers in Bushwick, Canarsie, Harlem, Jackson Heights, and other neighborhoods in New York. He has worked with geographic alliances in 28 states, as well as with similar groups in Canada, England, Japan, Korea, and Russia. He was Codirector of the ARGUS and ARGWorld projects, both funded by the National Science Foundation and other sources, and both administered by the Association of American Geographers. He also assisted with three NASA-funded educational projects and one for the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to accepting the New York position, he developed distance-learning courses for the University of Minnesota, a pilot TV episode for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and a number of instructional computing projects for IBM and other groups. He is author of several books and a regular contributor to professional journals. His work has earned several awards for research and geographic education, including election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Introduction: Before We Start
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
Afterword: 47% of Our High-School Seniors Cannot Find China on a Map
Some Facts Every Geography Student Should Know for Perspective
Illustrations (Transparency Masters)
References
Index of Geographic Locations
Glossary and Index
About the Author
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