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Lafayette Geography Institute, 2000.


This document contains 7 geography lesson plans: (1) "Can You Give Me Directions to the Game?" by Tim Robison (uses Geographic Information Systems to establish directions to a place; grades 6-8); (2) "Crossing China by Sampan" by Marcie Ritchie (examines the role of geography in communication throughout China; grade 6); (3) "Indiana Tornado Project" by Carole Mayrose (researches tornadoes in Indiana; grades 9-12); (4) "A Multicultural Study: Chinese New Year" by Gloria Massey (examines the differences between Chinese New Year customs and beliefs and those of the U.S. New Year; grades K-3); (5) "Postcards across America" by Tami Hicks (uses a postcard exchange among schools throughout the United States to learn about individual states; grade 5); (6) "Where in the World Is Mr. Fultz?" by Brian Fultz (students locate a place by researching geographic clues; all grades); and (7) "A Time of Peace: Where Should the X-Men Live?" by Karen Grimes Cooper (introduces students to the use of Geographic Information Systems via census data; grades 6-8). Each lesson plan describes the purpose, lists national geography standards, explains the setup, and suggests teaching strategies. Some include on-line resources, ideas for adapting the lesson, and evaluation suggestions. (BB)

  • Author/Creator: Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis. Geography Educators' Network of Indiana
  • Date Published: 00-00
  • Notes: Connect to the catalog at the library of the University of Colorado at Boulder. English Audience: Practitioners/ Teachers Document (RIE) 020 Collected Works--General; 052 Guides--Classroom--Teacher EDRS: EDRS Price MF01/PC02 Plus Postage.
  • Year: 2000

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