Teaching Geography

Synopsis

From leading geography educator Phil Gersmehl, this volume presents a complete conceptual framework and many hands-on ideas for effective geography instruction in today's middle and secondary classrooms. The focus is on the "whats" and "hows" of helping students develop spatial thinking skills while learning about the land, climate, economy, and culture of places around the world. Nearly 100 engaging activities are provided in reproducible transparency masters that can be photocopied from the book or projected from the accompanying CD-ROM, which also contains information about national and state geography standards and animations that model the skills discussed. Featuring standards-based curriculum materials and assessments, this is an ideal pre-service or in-service text as well as a practical resource that teachers will want to bring back to their classrooms.